Writer/Director/Producer — Michael David Lynch
Michael David Lynch is an award winning independent director and producer living in Los Angeles. His award winning sci-fi short ‘BURDEN’ was a favorite at multiple film festivals around the world. In 2010 Michael produced ‘Insert’ for the internationally renowned director Paul Hunter (Bulletproof Monk). Michael is currently developing his first feature film and this summer a feature doc he produced titled 'DROP' will be released on 3D Blu-ray. His short films 'BURDEN' and 'Swerve', which he produced, are currently playing on Italian television and will premiere nationally on broadcast TV in fall 2011.
From his modest beginnings as a film projectionist in his hometown of Ann Arbor Michigan, to his award-winning work in Los Angeles; Michael Lynch has recently been exploding onto the film world. “I feel privileged to see so many of the movies I work on end up on the big screen. Like every child of the 1980’s, films like Star Wars and Superman set my imagination on fire; as an adult to have the opportunity to create exciting worlds for future generations to enjoy is a dream come true.”
Michael Lynch attended film school at Columbia College of Chicago where the institution’s eclectic, urban environment inspired the creation of Burden. Upon graduation, he moved to Los Angeles, CA with his long-time girlfriend Kristine Gregg. Recently, his cinematic work has taken him into political activism as Producer of seven Barack Obama shorts for the Inspiration of Barack: Yes We Can film series, which have been screened nationwide to enormous acclaim. In October of 2008 Help Wanted won Best Narrative at the Elevate Film Festival where he performed the roles of Producer/Cinematographer. Help Wanted also was an official selection at the Cinequest film festival and San Luis Opisbo International Film Festival in March of 2009 and is currently still touring the festival circuit.
BURDEN had it's world premiere on July 25th 2009 in front of 2 sold out crowds which was the first a film sold out 2 shows in the AOF festival history. BURDEN WON BEST VFX at the Action On Film International Film Festival in July of 2009. BURDEN WON BEST FILM USA (Under 10 Minutes) at The International Film Festival of Ireland and WON Dragon*Con Film Festival Staff Pick Award in September of 2009. BURDEN WON BEST VFX FILM at the Fantastic Planet Sydney International Sci Fi and Fantasy film festival in Australia November of 2009. BURDEN has played in India, Ireland, Greece, France, Spain, Vancouver, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, LA, Maryland, Seattle among many more, list coming soon, unitl then check out burdenthemovie.com
BURDEN is touring the world throughout 2010 into 2011.
SWERVE is a film Lynch Produced that is currently hitting the festival scene and recently played at the Palm Springs International Shortfest 2010. Brendan G. Murphy is the Writer Director and his best buddy and our lead actor Shiloh Fernandez carries the film which will also be touring throughout 2010 into 2011.
DROP: My Life Downhill another film produced by Lynch, Directed by Marc McCrudden. -There are many Drop videos here on Vimeo check out my producer video channel.