Lynn Shelton Wiki – Biography
Lynn Shelton was an American filmmaker known for writing, directing, and producing such films as Humpday and Your Sister’s Sister. Shelton had wanted to be a director but was worried that being in her mid-30s, it was too late to begin. When she saw French director Claire Denis speak at Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum in 2003, Denis revealed she was 40 when she directed her first feature film, and that revelation made Shelton realize that she still had plenty of time.
Her first film, We Go Way Back, premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival in 2006 and won the Grand Jury Prize. She followed it up with My Effortless Brilliance, a dark comedy that premiered at SXSW in 2008. She then came out with Humpday, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009 and was picked up for distribution by Magnolia Pictures.
In between her work making feature films, she directed episodes of TV shows like “Mad Men” and “New Girl.” In a 2019 interview, she spoke about how directing TV shows went from a way to “keep the bills paid so I could continue to make movies” into experiences that improved her filmmaking.
She said: “There was a three or four-year gap between Laggies and Outside In, and I was on set constantly doing television. And it really showed. When I showed up on the set of Outside In, it was like, oh, I’m a completely different filmmaker because of all the time I’ve logged. I’m not throwing my other films under the bus, but it became a process I felt more at peace with. I had much more of a plan of ‘what do I want to say when I’m talking to the cinematographer for this particular shot.’”
After high school, Shelton attended Oberlin College in Ohio and then the University of Washington School of Drama. She then moved to New York and followed the Master’s of Fine Arts program in photography and related media at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. Her thesis advisor was Peggy Ahwesh.
Lynn Shelton Age
Lynn Shelton was 54 years old. She was born on August 27, 1965, in Oberlin, Ohio, and grew up in Seattle. She died on May 15, 2020.
Shelton was married to actor Kevin Seal from 2011 until 2019, In the last year before her death, Shelton was dating Marc Maron.
Shelton had a son together, Milo Seal.
Shelton is also survived by her parents Wendy and Alan Roedell, and David “Mac” Shelton and Frauke Rynd as well as her brothers David Shelton and Robert Rynd, and her sister Tanya Rynd.
Cause of Death
Shelton died on May 15, 2020, at the age of 54, The news was reported by Indie Wire, who received a statement from Shelton’s romantic and creative partner, Marc Maron. He indicated that although her death was sudden and unexpected, it was not from COVID-19, but due to a previously unidentified blood disorder.
Maron said: “I have some awful news. Lynn passed away last night. She collapsed yesterday morning after having been ill for a week. There was a previously unknown, underlying condition. It was not COVID-19. The doctors could not save her. They tried. Hard.”
The statement continues:
I loved her very much as I know many of you did as well. It’s devastating. I am leveled, heartbroken and in complete shock and don’t really know how to move forward in this moment. I needed you all to know. I don’t know some of you. Some I do. I’m just trying to let the people who were important to her know. She was a beautiful, kind, loving, charismatic artist. Her spirit was pure joy. She made me happy. I made her happy. We were happy. I made her laugh all the time. We laughed a lot. We were starting a life together. I really can’t believe what is happening. This is a horrendous, sad loss.
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