Raised in Memphis, TN, Shelby grew up in love with film and music, creating short films and studying percussion from an early age. The two passions have always been hand-in-hand, leading him to work for the Grammy's and touring with the North Mississippi Allstars, together creating music videos, documentaries, and concert films. In 2010, Shelby also established Piano Man Pictures, a Memphis-based arts collective that supports and produces local film, music, and theatre. He has continued to work across the country with Cody Dickinson, The Grahams, and more. Over the years, films and projects directed, written, edited, or composed by Shelby have played across the world. He is a graduate of the MFA program at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.