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Lynn Shelton Was 54

Lynn Shelton Was 54

Lynn Shelton: “I self-generated my work, and I never went around asking permission to make it. The main reason women make inroads in independent film is that no one has to say, ‘I pick you.’ I’m not pounding on anybody’s door. I’m just making my own way. You can buy a camera for $1,500. It’s insane how easy it is to make a movie.”

“lynn shelton was the actual best. so kind and driven. a bad ass with a huge heart. always made you feel special when you were around her. and i know this is just yelling into a void but i’m sad. she was so loved by everyone around her and that is special.”

“Devastated to hear about Lynn Shelton’s passing. I looked up to her as an example of what to be. She “made it” but was still friendly enough to offer advice to those who asked. I’ll never forget how friendly you were or the words you shared with me. Rest In Peace.”

Erin Donovan: “Lynn Shelton had a great story about being nervous to jump from indie film to tv. When she booked ‘Mad Men’ she ran around on set asking crew members “do I work fast enough for tv?? You have to work so fast for tv!” And of course she received nothing but assurances. And she has since become a genuine authorial voice for tv directing across scale, genre, narrative format, etc. She would really want aspiring filmmakers to glean the lesson there, because she was also a really kind, generous and curious person.”

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