“I am quite comfortable with the label of ‘independent filmmaker.’ I think it keeps me innocent… and somewhat honest.”
But, as with most childhood dalliances, Dallas ‘ fascination faded with his introduction to girls… and Woody Allen films.
As an ambitious college student with a passion for writing, Dallas Shelby founded a satirical magazine, the Pasquinade. Within a couple years the publication went online and a media empire was born. As the site grew it collected awards, creative storytellers and a loyal audience. An auspicious introduction to a film school graduate led to the next step on the road toward a mini-independent empire — movie making.
Not content being a starving artist, Dallas makes his living as the director of a nonprofit that trains artists and arts leaders. He is also a past resident filmmaker at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore, a recipient of the Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council and a champion of independent film.