The director who came from the independent cinema died as a result of a blood disease
Lynn Shelton, one of the iconic directors of contemporary independent cinema, died on Friday at the age of 57 due to complications caused by a blood disease she suffered from. The family was in charge of providing the sad news, along with her partner, actor and comedian Marc Maron, whom Shelton directed in the GLOW series and in his specials.
“Lynn passed away last night, collapsed yesterday morning after being sick for a week. It’s devastating. I’m heartbroken and in complete shock and I really don’t know how to move on after this moment (…) I made her happy, she made me Happy, we were happy, we had started a life together, I can’t believe this is happening, “said the actor, devastated, in a statement.
Shelton had previously been married to Kevin Seal, with whom she had a son, Milo.
The filmmaker ventured into the “hardest” vein of independent productions: mumblecore, where improvisation prevails, the lack of script at times, and the naturalistic approach to narrative and acting. Shelton was one of the filmmakers who stood out along with colleagues like Colin Trevorrow and Joe Swanberg. Among his most outstanding film works are Humpday, co-starring his dear friend Mark Duplass -another iconic indie figure-; and Your Sister’s Sister, with Duplass, Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt, whom she would later direct in Touchy Feely. The following year, in 2014, she released Laggies, perhaps her most commercial film, with Keira Knightley as a woman who did not know how to embark on the road to the adult world.
Lynn Shelton’s austere sincerity
In 2017, Shelton co-wrote with Jay Duplass Outside In, and last year she released what would be her latest feature film, Sword of Trust, starring her partner, Maron, and where she made an acting role, as already He had previously done Trevorrow’s Safety Not Guarenteed and Lucky Them, among other films.
As for the television world, Shelton was very prolific. The filmmaker directed episodes of Mad Men, The Mindy Project, Master of None, Love, GLOW, The Morning Show, and lately had been working on the Hulu series Little Fires Everywhere, starring and produced by Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. .
With much pain, friends and colleagues fired Shelton, a native of Ohio, on the networks. “I had the great pleasure of working with Lynn Shelton on Touchy Feely. She was an extraordinary director of actors. I loved being in her presence. She was warm and very talented. Rest in peace, my friend,” wrote Allison Janney.
I had the great pleasure of working with Lynn Shelton on Touchy Feely. She was an actors director extraordinary. I loved being in her presence. She was warm and gracious and supremely talented. Rest In Peace my friend. [R] pic.twitter.com/iP9HM4lwKx&- Allison Janney (@AllisonBJanney) May 16, 2020
“I am devastated to learn of Lynn Shelton’s passing yesterday. I am completely shocked that this vibrant, talented and moving filmmaker is no longer with us. Lynn had a lot of passion for our series, Little Fires Everywhere,” said Witherspoon.
I’m so devastated to hear about Lynn Shelton’s passing yesterday. I’m in complete shock that this vibrant, talented, and soulful filmmaker is no longer with us. Lynn was so passionate about our show, Little Fires Everywhere. pic.twitter.com/E8s4dozfDO&- Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) May 16, 2020
“We have lost our dear friend Lynn Shelton. We have done so many things together. I wish we had done more. Her boundless creative energy and infectious spirit were unmatched. She made me better. We fought, we were friends, we were laughing, and we were looking for each other. be overcome. As a family. What a profound loss, “was the heartfelt dedication of Mark Duplass, who accompanied his message with a warm image of both.
We lost our dear friend Lynn Shelton. We made so many things together. I wish we had made more. Her boundless creative energy and infectious spirit were unrivaled. She made me better. We butted heads, made up, laughed, pushed each other. Like family. What a deep loss. pic.twitter.com/LcowmbGqum&- Mark Duplass (@MarkDuplass) May 16, 2020