Indie Queen: Lynn Shelton


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She’s been called the heroine of the indie movement and why not! LYNN SHELTON is best remembered as the creative force behind the movie “Humpday” which audaciously uncovers that there is such a thing as dude love between friends. The comedy had a rapturous reception during its run at numerous film festivals and even got a standing ovation at Cannes. Delivering on its premise of going beyond boundaries, the tale of 2 guys entering an amateur porn contest as the two stars is brilliant in its execution. No wonder LYNN won the John Cassavetes Award at Film Independent’s Spirit Awards 2010 adding to her Acura Someone to Watch Award win in 2009 at the same event…WOW!! On those meritorious achievements, Lynn should be lavished with praise for the genius that she is behind the lens. Don’t forget she did shine in the foxiest of ways on camera as the gorgeous bisexual Monica in “Humpday” who has amorous eyes for a threesome! If you want to see her playing yet another enchantingly complex character, be sure to catch the two day screening of “The Off Hours” at SIFF 2011 starting June 6th. In fact, there’s two indie sweethearts for the price of one ticket. Be blown away by the duo of perennial festival darling Amy Seimetz and the equally fabulous LYNN SHELTON who also serves as consulting producer on the film.

Realizing the potential of cinema, the cleverness by which she weaves her intimate stories most notably “Humpday” make for exciting consumption. This Seattle director and actress approaches filmmaking in a rather unique way, preferring to work closely with her cast and allowing each to improvise sans script. No wonder she was tapped to direct Jon Hamm and January Jones in the episode Hands And Knees of acclaimed TV Hit “Mad Men”. Lynn is rapidly becoming a core member of the indie community, an awe-inspiring woman whom everyone will hold in high regard…:)

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