Lynn Denton, filmmaker and artist, is introducing her first feature, PEARL, on USA Projects. Click here to go to the site.
Lynn's first narrative short, DON'T GO TO BED ANGRY!, premiered in Los Angeles in 1997. Other films from this period are studies of light, color and movement ( CITY LIGHT, CITY TAXI). CLAIR-OBSCUR: A FILM PERFORMANCE. which incorporated drawing, performance, and live music, was completed with a grant from the Leeway Foundation and premiered at the 2000 Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema. In 2005 she wrote, produced and directed SCUMBLING, a drama set in the 1960's, which follows the journey of a troubled young girl who wants to be an artist. She also produced a program for WHYY-TV entitled "The Shape of Identity: Four Films by Women", broadcast in 2009.
Her feature-length screenplay, Something I Love, was a semi-finalist in the 2008 Moondance International Screenwriting Competition. The script PEARL is a revised version of this screenplay.
Selected Films CITY TAXI; Super 8, color, 4 min., 2007; Philadelphia Film Festival/Festival of Independents, 2007. SCUMBLING; 16mm, b&w, 34 min.,'05; Algonquin Festival, New Jersey State Festival, 2006; WYBE-TV's "Philadelphia Stories", 2006; WHYY-TV, 2009. CITY LIGHT; 16mm, color, 10 min., 2001; Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema Festival of Independents, 2002; "Philadelphia Stories", WYBE-TV, 2003. CLAIR-OBSCUR; 16mm, b&w, 5 min., 1999; Performance, Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema Festival of Independents, 2000. DON'T GO TO BED ANGRY!; 16mm, color, 6 min., 1996; Hermosa Beach Film Festival, Los Angeles, 1997.
As a visual artist Lynn has incorporated painting, sculpture, film and performance in theatre-based works and exhibitions. In addition to the Leeway Foundation Transformation Award, other awards include an Artist's Fellowship from the Independence Foundation, two Pollock-Krasner Foundation grants and a studio residency in the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris. In 2005 she was invited for a residency by the Fundacion Valparaiso in Mojacar, Spain which included filming the mosaics of Andalucia. Lynn received a B.A. from Agnes Scott College, attended the Arts Students' League in New York, and received an MFA in Painting from the University of Tennessee. She also attended Temple University's Film and Media Arts Department where she collaborated on films produced by the Temple University Women's Film and Video Collective. More images of paintings and information about Lynn's work can be found at www.lynnbdenton.com