Friends and Collaborators Mourn the Loss of Director Lynn Shelton: ‘She Was Only Just Getting Started’
Her publicist cited a previously unknown blood disorder as the cause of death.
She was 54.Shelton made her directorial debut at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006 with “We Go Way Back” but it was her second feature film, “Humpday,” starring Mark Duplass and Joshua Leonard, that opened up doors for the Seattle native.
She would later reunite with Duplass on “Your Sister’s Sister,” led by Emily Blunt and Rosemarie Dewitt, and also worked with Duplass on the drama “Outside In,” while Dewitt would pair up with Shelton again in 2013’s “Touchy Feely.”Shelton most recently directed four episodes of Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere,” starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.
She also helmed “The Mindy Project” and nine episodes of ABC’s “Fresh of the Boat,
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