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Lynn Shelton, who shot a film in Snohomish County, dies at 54

Her son graduated from Edmonds-Woodway in 2017


Last updated 5/23/2020 at Noon

Lynn Shelton

Lynn Shelton, an acclaimed TV and film producer with roots in Seattle and whose son, Milo Seal, graduated from Edmonds-Woodway High School in 2017, died of a previously unidentified blood disorder in Los Angeles May 15 at age 54.

"This is beyond tragic," said David Quinn, the IB coordination at Edmonds-Woodway, artistic adviser at The American Playwriting Foundation, and former actor in television and film.

"I have no words to describe this filmmaker, this human being, and this EWHS parent," Quinn wrote on Facebook. ... Heartbreaking. Heartbroken. Thinking now of her beautiful son, Milo. What a tremendous loss for us all."

Milo Seal was one of several students named to the Principal’s Hall of Fame at Edmonds-Woodway in 2017.

According to the Associated Press, Shelton – an independent filmmaker who directed "Humpday" and the current "Little Fires Everywhere" – created low-budget films, then directed high-profile TV episodes of "Mad Men," "Fresh Off the Boat," "The Mindy Project" and "GLOW."

She directed four episodes of the Hulu miniseries "Little Fires Everywhere," starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.

Shelton's most recent film "Sword of Trust," debuted at the 45th annual Seattle International Film Festival in 2019. The comedy, set in Alabama, was the second film by Shelton to open SIFF.

The comedy tells the story of a prickly pawn-shop owner - a character Shelton created for her romantic and creative partner Marc Maron.

Her 2017 movie "Outside In," starring Edie Falco and Jay Duplass, was shot in Snohomish County.


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