Beloved Indie Filmmaker Lynn Shelton Dies at Age 54

Beloved Indie Filmmaker Lynn Shelton Dies at Age 54

— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 16, 2020

Shelton was a collaborator with comedian Marc Maron, with whom she was in a relationship at the time of her death. Both were on a dramatic screenplay, and she had previously directed him episodes of Maron and GLOW, the standup special Marc Maron: Too Real, and her final feature film Sword of Trust, for that we interviewed Maron in 2019.
I am shocked at the departure of Lynn Shelton. She was a friend, a kind heart, so talented & only just getting started, despite her work so far. She’s left us too soon. I can’t believe I will never hear her laugh again.
She started her career as an editor before committing to directing with the low budget indie We Go Way Back, which won the Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival. She broke out with her 2008 comedy Humpday, starring Mark Duplass and Joshua Leonard as two straight friends who decide to have filmed homosexual sex on a dare, which earned a Special Jury Prize at Sundance and was later given a French-language remake titled Do Not Disturb.

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