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Liam Lynch

Liam Lynch, a long-time friend of Jack Black and Kyle Gass, collaborated on several projects with Tenacious D including short films, the DVD set Tenacious D The Complete Masterworks, documentaries and commercials. He won the Music Week 2002 CADS A ward for best International Video for his video Tribute which he wrote and directed.

Lynch wears many hats in the entertainment industry. He was the creator, co-writer, musician, actor, director, and executive producer of MTV's daily Sifl and Olly Show, which ran three seasons and was ranked among MTV's top ten shows at the time. His surreal sock puppet show is still airing in countries around the world.

He started the show while living in Liverpool, England. He was one of 40 musicians chosen from around the world to study at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts founded by Sir Paul McCartney. Lynch was not only in the Institute's first graduating class, but one of 5 musicians handpicked by the ex-Beatle to work on a one-on-one basis.

Lynch recently directed and edited Sarah Silverman's feature concert film, Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic. Besides developing and directing the film, Lynch co-wrote songs with Silverman and performed, engineered and produced her soundtrack album. The film, an official selection at the 2005 U.S. Comedy Arts and South by Southwest film festivals, will be released in November, 2005 by Roadside Attractions.

Among his other projects, Lynch recently finished a surreal documentary on the band The Eagles of Death Metal and is creating an animated video for the band Queens of the Stone Age.

Lynch has been writing stories and original music since age 12. He wrote, recorded, and produced his first album of original songs at age 15. By age 18, he was a published writer and poet. By the age of 21, Lynch was professionally touring, working in music publishing, and had landed recording deals with large studios in Nashville, TN. At 26 Lynch found himself working in recording studios in Liverpool with Sir George Martin and attending lectures with Brian Eno.

While in England, Lynch produced local Liverpool bands, worked with writer/producer John Parish, acted in television commercials and was featured in three BBC documentaries. He was interviewed for publications around the world, all before deciding to create his own television show in his living room and getting it on the air worldwide.

Lynch also works as a consultant to leading software designers in the development and testing of new technologies, from video compression to robots. He worked with The Jim Henson company creature shop and helped develop ideas for their new motion-capture digital puppeting system.

He also writes music for television and film (Clone High, The School of Rock) as well as writing comedy for television and film. His own albums and DVDs have been released on his 111 Productions label.

With a recent radio hit for his song, United States of Whatever, Lynch now works and records with his second Beatle, Ringo Starr, who plays drums for Lynch on his album, Fake Songs. The album went top ten in both the U.K. and Australia. Liam's homemade music video for the song was a regular on British Television and was nominated for several awards. The song was played so much it was even spoofed by British Television shows using a George Bush impres-sionist singing Lynch's track.

While working on the album, Fake Songs (which comes with a DVD full of his short films) Lynch also directed a music video for the Foo Fighters, worked on DVDs for No Doubt and Tenacious D, directed several television commercials and wrote screenplays. Although he's a nerdy insomniac that rarely leaves his home studio, he's been featured in every magazine from Time to Rolling Stone.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Liam Lynch Facts

OccupationDirector, Screenwriter
BirthdaySeptember 5, 1970 (47)
SignVirgo
BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, USA

Selected Filmography

Sarah Silverman: We are Miracles
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic
Tenacious D
Sarah Silverman
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