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Glitch

An unemployed father-to-be joins a zoom meeting for yet another job interview but instead finds himself in A ZOOM WITH HIMSELF where he is forced to confront his own conflicting opinions on what it means to be your best self vs. present your best self.

  • JOSH SHELTON
    Director
    Show Your Shelf
  • Josh Shelton
    Writer
    Show Your Shelf, My Name Is Lisa
  • Josh Shelton
    Producer
    We Are The Champions, Show Your Shelf, Impress Me, My Name is Lisa
  • Josh Shelton
    Key Cast
    "Jack"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 14, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - JOSH SHELTON

JOSH SHELTON is a multi-hyphenate who has directed, written, and/or produced series for Participant Media, Netflix, MTV, ESPN, PopTV, and DirecTV. Additionally, he has been at the forefront of the digital landscape for over a decade as a Telly Award and YouTube Award-Winner with content that has garnered over 50 Million views. In 2020, he directed two series for Participant Media, "Show Your Shelf" ( hosted by Joel Stein featuring Rachel Bloom, Lois Lowry, Samantha Irby and others) and "What They Really Think" letters to loved ones during quarantine. Shelton was nominated for a Sports Emmy as a producer on Netflix’s hit docu-series We Are The Champions (2020). As an independent producer, Shelton’s features and shorts have been official selections in SXSW ("I'll Meet You There"), Cannes Short Film Corner ("My Name Is Lisa"), as well as other international film festivals. As a songwriter/screenwriter, Shelton was hired to write the script, music and lyrics for "West Coast Story," an uplifting musical film with production company CreatorUp. Shelton's digital series, @BirdExplores features over 15 of his original songs. In 2019, he sold an original musical-horror-comedy series to the groundbreaking interactive video platform EKO. He also wrote and performed the theme song to "Show Your Shelf."

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Director Statement

For so many people, the ongoing pandemic goes hand in hand with a never ending job search. In the weeks prior to writing GLITCH, I found myself on multiple “catch-up” zoom calls with friends and family who were still in need of work to provide for their family. I too have been in that position. However, I was very lucky to work consistently throughout the pandemic, directing remotely, often filming with people in their homes, such as the Participant Media series I directed, "Show Your Shelf," where authors shared their book shelves (guests include Rachel Bloom, Samantha Irby, Lois Lowry and more). These experiences all merged into the idea for GLITCH: a zoom meeting with yourself when you're in need of a job. And as a director who has spent almost 2 years directing people through zoom on how to set up cameras to film themselves, I saw an opportunity to make a heartfelt, funny, philosophical and timely film that will perhaps inspire the self-reflection needed to help us all get out of a rut, and hopefully encourage everyone to keep going.