Joe Lynch (director)

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Joe Lynch
Born Long Island, New York

Joe Lynch is an American film director and music video director, cinematographer, and film actor.

Life and career[edit]

Joe Lynch is an American film director, producer & actor.

Lynch began his career as a child actor, then became obsessed in filmmaking. His first two student shorts, mAHARBA & hiBeams, were selected to screen at many film festivals and was named "Filmmaker of the Year" in 1999 by the Long Island Voice.

Lynch has directed music videos for such groups as DVDA, Pete Yorn, Strapping Young Lad, 311 and Godhead.[1] He also was one of the creators of the television show Uranium for Fuse TV.[2]

His directorial debut in feature film was 2007's Wrong Turn 2: Dead End,[3] which starred Henry Rollins, Erica Leerhsen, and Texas Battle.[4]

Lynch is a lifelong genre film fan (especially horror) and has appeared as a featured guest at several Weekend of Horrors conventions.[5] He has also appeared in several short films, including director Adam Green's 2007 Halloween short "The Tiffany Problem" alongside Joel Moore and Corri English.[6] Lynch worked at G4 as Creative Director of the website, and appears as a special guest on its popular series Attack of the Show! in a horror-themed segment called "Body Count".[7]

Lynch was one of the four directors who collaborated on the Horror/Comedy anthology CHILLERAMA, which was released by Image Entertainment on November 29, 2011 after a successful festival and "roadshow" theatrical run. Lynch directed the wraparound portions set in a Drive In playing 4 obscure genre films, as well as played "Fernando Phagabeefy", director of the 4th film, DEATHICATION.

Joe's next feature, Knights of Badassdom[8] which will be released in 2012. The "horror/adventure/comedy" stars Ryan Kwanten, Steve Zahn, Summer Glau, Danny Pudi, Jimmi Simpson & Peter Dinklage.

Lynch also executive produced and was the creative showrunner for G4tv.com's "Epictober Film Festival", producing 3 horror/video game themed short films by directors Drew Daywalt, Gregg Bishop & Sam Balcomb, which premiered in October 2011.

In addition to his directing career, Lynch is also the co-star on the sitcom Holliston, along with director Adam Green, which premieres on Fearnet starting April 3, 2012. Lynch also served as Executive Producer on the show.[9][10]

Lynch's next feature is the unique action/thriller EVERLY, which will go into production in summer of 2013, with Salma Hayek in the title role. The screenplay was written by Yale Hannon, based on a story by Lynch and Hannon. The film is in pre-production now and being produced by Crime Scene Pictures & Anonymous Content.

In 2013, Lynch wrote and directed the short film Truth in Journalism based on the Marvel Character Eddie Brock/Venom, as well as being influenced by the film Man Bites Dog. The film stars Ryan Kwanten as the titular character.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

  • Terror Firmer (1999)
  • The Tiffany Problem (2008)
  • Thirsty (2008)
  • "Frozen" (2009)
  • "Hatchet 2" (2009)
  • "Chillerama" (2011)
  • Holliston TV series (2012)

Cinematographer[edit]

  • Street Fury (2005)
  • My Cousin's Keeper (2007)

Director[edit]

Appearances[edit]

References[edit]

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