There is a lot of talent appearing in front of the camera for the hit Paramount Network series Yellowstone. There is also a great deal of talent behind the camera that makes the show go.
It may have gone unnoticed to some Yellowstone fans, but the show’s season two finale was dedicated to crew member, Melanie Olmstead. At the end of season two’s finale, a title card appears, proclaiming “In memory of Melanie Olmstead 1968-2019.”
It was a nice way for Yellowstone producers to honor Olmstead, who played a critical role behind the curtains. On the show, Olmstead was a member of the location and transportation team. She was the leader of that department and ran a tight ship, according to her colleagues. Part of her responsibilities was to transport actors to sets in a timely fashion in order to ensure the schedule was being met.
Yellowstone Fans Grow Curious on Episode Dedication
Upon seeing the title card, many Yellowstone fans became curious as to who Olmstead was. She’s worked in the transportation department for a number of television shows and films. Credits include hit movies like “Hereditary,” “Wind River” and “John Carter.” Her television credits include her work on Yellowstone as well as “Snatchers.”
A horse lover from a very young age, Olmstead was a natural fit as transportation for the modern western drama. The Yellowstone crew member had a horse named “Mahogany” that she was very proud of. Before her passing, she took to Facebook to post a moving message about her love for Mahogany and horses.
“My love affair with horses started about the time I learned to walk, but I didn’t get my first ‘just mine’ horse until I was an adult,” she writes in the post. This beautiful, amazing girl has been with me since college and recently celebrated her 37th birthday — for my non-horsey friends, that’s over 100 in human years — and she’s still doing great!”
Olmstead, who was 50-years-old at the time of her passing. She is sure to be missed by her Yellowstone family as a new season approaches.
Previous seasons of Yellowstone have started on Father’s Day, which will fall on June 20 this year. That might be a date that fans of the show want to markdown.