Friends and Collaborators Mourn the Loss of Director Lynn Shelton: ‘She Was Only Just Getting Started’ 

Lynn Shelton, the beloved indie movie director who additionally helmed mainstream TV applications like “Little Fires In every single place,” “Mad Males” and “GLOW,” tragically died on Friday. Her publicist cited a blood dysfunction as the reason for demise. She was 54.

Shelton made her directorial debut on the Sundance Film Festival in 2006 with “We Go Method Again” however it was her second function movie, “Humpday,” starring Mark Duplass and Joshua Leonard, that opened up doorways for the Seattle native. She would later reunite with Duplass on “Your Sister’s Sister,” led by Emily Blunt and Rosemarie Dewitt, and in addition labored with Duplass on the drama “Outdoors In,” whereas Dewitt would pair up with Shelton once more in 2013’s “Sensitive Feely.”

Shelton most not too long ago directed 4 episodes of Hulu’s “Little Fires In every single place,” starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. She additionally helmed “The Mindy Mission” and 9 episodes of ABC’s “Contemporary of the Boat,” amongst different TV exhibits.

A number of of the director’s collaborators and fellow filmmakers took to Twitter on Saturday to precise their disbelief and disappointment.

“Her boundless inventive power and infectious spirit had been unequalled,” Duplass wrote. “She made me higher. We butted heads, made up, laughed, pushed one another. Like household. What a deep loss.”


Mindy Kaling, who labored with Shelton on “The Mindy Mission,” wrote: “Lynn Shelton beloved actors and we beloved her again. She was a dream on set. Her pretty, sunny power was infectious and actors at all times drifted to video village between takes to be round her. She had such a quiet energy and I’ll miss her. Relaxation In Peace, Lynn. Love you.”


“Such a surprising and devastating loss,” Alison Brie, star of “GLOW,” stated on Twitter. “I’ll miss you, Lynn.”

Ava DuVernay first met Shelton in 2012 when she handed DuVernay the Sundance filmmaker prize for “Center of Nowhere.”

“Lynn Shelton modified my life when she handed me the Directing Award at Sundance in 2012,” DuVernay wrote. “She introduced my title with satisfaction. Handed it to me with love. Rooted for me lengthy after. I can’t imagine I’m typing this. Relaxation In Peace, Magnificence. Thanks on your movies. And on your kindness.

Drake Doremus, helmer of Sundance movies equivalent to “Like Loopy” and “Douchebag,” wrote: “I’ll always remember seeing humpday at Sundance ‘09. By no means went for the joke and at all times felt so real. It noticed the human spirit in essentially the most naturalistic of the way. It impressed me loads. Lynn impressed me. You may be missed by many.”

“I’m actually shocked on the passing of Lynn Shelton,” famous Edgar Wright, director of “Scorching Fuzz” and “Child Driver.” “She was a good friend, a sort coronary heart, so gifted & solely simply getting began, regardless of her stellar work to date. My coronary heart goes out to her household and family members. She’s left us too quickly. I can’t imagine I’ll by no means hear her chortle once more.”




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