Lynn Shelton Biography, Lynn Shelton Wiki
Lynn Shelton, acclaimed independent director, died on Friday, May 15 in Los Angeles. She was 54 years old. The news was reported by Indie Wire, who received a statement from Shelton’s romantic and creative partner Marc Maron. He indicated that although his death was sudden and unexpected, it was not from COVID-19, but from a previously unidentified blood disorder.
Lynn Shelton Death and Cause of Death
Maron said: “I have some bad news. Lynn passed away last night. She collapsed yesterday morning after being sick for a week. There was a previously unknown underlying condition. It was not COVID-19. The doctors were unable to save her. They tried it. Hard.”
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.
Facts You Need to Know
Shelton was born in Ohio but grew up in Seattle. She described herself as having been audacious as a young girl but having lost confidence in her creativity in adolescence. This experience contributed to a theme she explored in her 2005 film We Go Way Back.
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.
She started working in the film industry as a film editor and made a series of experimental short films which have been described as “accomplished” and providing the basis for the “subtle, almost anthropological scrutiny” brought to bear in her later works.
Among the jobs she held to support her film career, one of them was working aboard a fishing trawler in the Bering Sea.
Shelton was an acclaimed independent film director, known for her films like Humpday, Your Sister’s Sister, and My Effortless Brilliance. He also directed episodes of popular shows such as “Mad Men,” “GLOW” and, most recently, four episodes of “Little Fires Everywhere.”
Her first film, We Go Way Back, premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival in 2006 and won the Grand Jury Prize. She followed up with My Effortless Brilliance, a dark comedy that premiered on SXSW in 2008. She then dated Humpday, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009 and was picked up by Magnolia Pictures for distribution.
Between his work making films, he directed episodes of television programs like “Mad Men” and “New Girl”. In a 2019 interview, he talked about how TV show management went from a way of “keeping the bills paid so he could continue making movies” on experiences that improved his filming.
She said: “There was a three or four-year gap between Laggies and Outside In, and I was on the set constantly doing television. And it really showed. When I performed on the set of Outside In, it was like, Oh, I’m a completely different filmmaker from all the time I’ve recorded. I’m not going to throw my other movies under the bus, but it became a process that made me feel more at peace. I had a much more “what do I mean when I talk to the cinematographer for this particular shot” plan.