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For those of you who don't know, CASA administrator, filmmaker and friend to the Colorado creative community, George Flynn passed away today.
Although George's influence, wisdom and generosity were felt far beyond CASA, we hold him in especially high esteem here. He advised and spoke rarely, but when he did everyone listened. I never knew George to speak unkindly of anyone, and he made great efforts to welcome new CASA members. I never had the privilege of working with George, but those that have always spoke of him with great respect.
Feel free to post your thoughts about George, his influence or your experiences here.
Fare Well George.
Wow, this is a shock, I just had he and his son over to my house a month or so ago, we were talking about the films we were doing and possible collaborations...Ian even helped me solve a computer problem as George sat patiently at my desk. Yes, a very nice man, and always wanting to help in some way...He will be missed...My best to his family, I am so, so sorry.
Sincerely yours, Stan
I did not know this.
I'm in a bit of a shock.
I had the priviledge of meeting George once and it made a lasting impression. He was kind, knowledgable, understanding, very wise, but also had a playful heart.
Thoughts and prayers to his family...
I am very saddened by this news. I had just had the pleasure of meeting and working with George on a film recently, and was looking forward to working with him again. Such a wonderful person. If anyone knows where to send condolences to the family, or if there will be an open service, please post...
I had the great fortune of meeting George more than 15 years ago.
At the time, I was a very ambitious (and still sort of young) and was totally driven to sell a lot of screenpalys for a lot of money and have my my movies play at the multiplex. Anything short of that would be a failure. Then I met George and my definition of what made a man successful began to change. George is a man of immense talent and though he, like so many of us, had his share of successes and failures (and many really close to 'making it' in the big commercial way), none of that is what defined him as an artist or a man. He took great joy in the artistic process and never seemed to worry about what others thought or what became of it. His life was about giving to others, supporting his fellow artists (never felt like he was competing with anyone), and being happy on his terms. I've never met a more content person in my life.
In many of my conversations with him, he often told me that he turned down several opportunities to "go Hollywood" because of what he would have to give up in terms of his relationship with his family and friends. Not once did it ever sound like he regretted choosing family and friends and happiness over the gold of Hollywood. George showed me a different way to view success as both a person and an artist. Not a day goes by that I am not thankful for it.
I have often said that George Flynn is who I want to be when I grow up. Still do.
I'm Very sorry to learn of the passing of Mr. Flynn. I didn't ever meet him personally, but he was one of the first persons at
CASA to greet me and invite my friendship as a new member. I guess I didn't realize that he was ill and not still working.
Obviously a person of kindness, compassion, and a lot of caring empathy for others. The world could use many more
like him. I wish that I could have known him.