Jas Shelton is a cinematographer who shoots movies and television advertisements. Earlier this year, he served as the cinematographer on an as-yet-untitled comedy starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, slated for release in 2017. He also recently lensed the 2015 Sundance hit “The Stanford Prison Experiment,” which was released last summer, and completed work on the HBO series “Togetherness.”
His other feature film credits include 2011 Toronto Film Festival favorite “Jeff Who Lives at Home,” directed by the Duplass brothers and starring Jason Siegal, Ed Helms, and Susan Sarandon; and the Sundance 2010 hit “Cyrus,” produced by Tony and Ridley Scott and starring John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei, and Jonah Hill. Shelton’s feature work also includes “C.O.G.,” “Rest Stop: Don't Look Back,” “Walking Tall,” “The Garage” and “Plastic Utopia,” as well as second unit work on Peter Berg’s “Friday Night Lights,” the Coen brothers’ “The Ladykillers,” and Terry Zwigoff’s “Bad Santa.”
Originally from Austin, Texas, Shelton began his professional career there, shooting independent films, music videos and television commercials. He studied music, photography, and filmmaking at the University of Texas and went on to receive a scholarship from the Maine Photographic Institute. Shelton’s dual role as director and DP on the short film “Beyond Babylon” earned him a Student Academy Award nomination for Best Short.