Shepherd is a producer and assistant director based in Los Angeles. He has so far produced narratives and documentaries internationally in 5 countries, and has a strong background in cinematography, writing, and editing.
Name: Shepherd Ahlers
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Film (Comedy and Horror) Production Coordinator Tragedy Girls, a twist on the slasher genre following two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small mid-western town into a frenzy and cement their legacy as modern horror legends.
Film by Phillip Noyce (Action, Crime and Thriller) APOC The chilling true story of a newly married FBI poster boy assigned to an Appalachian mountain town in Kentucky. There he is drawn into an illicit affair with an impoverished local woman who becomes his star informant. She sees in him her means of escape; instead, it's a ticket to disaster for both of them. This scandal shook the foundations of the nation's top law enforcement agency, ending in the first ever conviction of an FBI agent for murder.
Film (Drama, Romance, Thriller and Short) Producer 'Nora' is the examination of a moment of crisis. As a young woman finds her new husband severely injured on their farm, she is caught in the space between memory and necessity. As America's failing economy looms, the woman makes a decision that takes her on an internal odyssey through their life together. Shot on 35mm film, 'Nora' is an authentic portrait of America's working class.
Film (Family and Western) Production Coordinator A veteran rancher and former sheriff, forced to face some federal bureaucracy when an old enemy-cum-millionaire alleges he doesn't actually own his beloved family ranch in a small Texas town.
Two Dollar Bill
Film (short) by Metals/Hannah Marks (Drama) Producer Two teenage roommates, Greta and Harper, are thrown into turmoil when Frankie visits on Halloween.
The Fight Within
Film by Michael William Gordon (Action, Romance and Sport) First Assistant Director A young fighter grapples with the choices he must make to overcome a troubled past and survive in the world of MMA as he builds a new life of faith and love.
I Am Potential
Film (Drama) Location management A father's journey to help his blind and wheel-chair bound son to overcome impossible odds and allow the world to see his God-given potential.
Where Hope Grows
Film by Roadside Attractions/Chris Dowling Second Assistant Director A baseball player whose professional career was cut short due to his personal problems is suddenly awakened and invigorated by a young-man with Down syndrome who works at the local grocery store.
Film by Vinegar Hill/David Altrogge (Thriller) Producer Battling insomnia, Roy Cawl spends his sleepless nights watching the comings and goings of his reclusive neighbor, Mr. Robb. Convinced that he's hiding something, Roy breaks into Mr. Robb's house where he discovers a cache of photographs...photos of himself...in places he's never been...with people he's never met. But when Mr. Robb is found dead, Roy is the primary suspect, catapulting him into a race against time to unravel the mystery of his true identity and to prove his innocence.
Film (Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi and Short) Editor The Cosmonaut is the story of a young man who left earth once upon a time and has now returned to find that everything has changed. His memory fragmented by a crash landing, he must now travel the desolate wasteland that he once called home and rediscover why he left in the first place... Written by Anonymous
Love Costs Everything
Film (Documentary, Drama, Biography and News) Editor Love Costs Every Thing maps the history of Christian persecution from the first martyrs to seven present-day stories of faith that knows no price. Filmed in Iraq, Columbia, India, Egypt, France and the United States, this feature-length documentary includes commentary from US Congressmen, foreign government officials, religious leaders and scholars.
CineYouth: Best Overall Film "Two Dollar Bill"