Michael David Lynch

Michael David Lynch

Director and producer in Los Angeles, California

About Michael

Michael D. Lynch grew up in Ann Arbor Michigan and moved to Illinois and attended Columbia College of Chicago film school. Where the institution's eclectic, urban environment inspired the creation of "Burden". Upon graduation he moved to Los Angeles with his wife Kristine Lynch to continue his love of filmmaking. He has had the privilege of collaborating with tons of filmmakers preforming various roles: Director, Cinematographer, Producer and Editor.

Most recently Michael D. Lynch has directed two feature films Dependent's Day a romantic comedy and Victor Walk a socially important documentary. Both are due to release in 2016.


Name: Michael David Lynch

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Director and Producer

Credits

  • The Water Phoenix

    The Water Phoenix (2016)
    Film (short) by Bola Ogun (Fantasy) Producer

  • What This Is: A Friends with Benefits Story

    What This Is: A Friends with Benefits Story (2015)
    Film (short) by Blake Goza (Comedy) Cinematographer, Editor Two best friends, explore the pros and cons of being "Friends with benefits". Watch the comedy and heart break unfold as things start to get more complicated.

  • Pass the Light

    Pass the Light (2015)
    Film by Malcolm Goodwin (Family) Camera and Electrical Department The story of Steve Bellafiore, a 17-year-old high school senior who decides to run for Congress in order to protect the faith that he so loves.

  • Dependent's Day

    Dependent's Day (2015)
    Film by Michael David Lynch (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Producer, Cinematographer, Camera and Electrical Department, Editor, Director, Actor, Writer After realizing his girlfriend is the breadwinner of their relationship, Cam is on a mission to prove he can also be a breadwinner and he is THE MAN. But he will be struggling from job to job, where women are in charge. Can Cam prove he can provide and not be dependent? Written by Anonymous

  • Victor Walk

    Victor Walk (2015)
    Film by Michael David Lynch (Documentary, Biography, History and Sport) Producer, Cinematographer, Director Theo Fleury's Victor Walk, to bring awareness about child sexual abuse and help bring stronger laws against the abusers and create more help centers for survivors. The Victor Walk started in Toronto May 14th 2013. Theo with his victor walkers walked from Toronto to Ottawa in 10 days which is over 400Kilometers (250miles). See how many people come up to Theo and reveal their stories showing that the numbers don't lie; 1 in 5 boys and 1 in 3 girls have been sexually abused before the age 18. Who is Theo Fleury? He won a Stanley cup in 1989 with the Calgary Flames, a gold medal with team Canada in 2002 and he was sexually abused by his coach in the early 80's Written by Anonymous

  • #Lucky Number

    #Lucky Number (2015)
    Film by Brendan Gabriel Murphy (Comedy) Producer, Camera and Electrical Department, Production manager Based on a true story, an aspiring New York City sportscaster's life is on the slow track until he serendipitously gets the old cell phone number of a basketball superstar. Will the number be his ticket to success or a path to destruction? Written by 36films

  • For Jean-Pierre Melville

    For Jean-Pierre Melville (2014)
    Film (short) by Ira Flowers (Action, Mystery and Thriller) Producer, Cinematographer The hit man is in a dangerous hurry to get to his next victim.

  • Batman Evolution

    Batman Evolution (2014)
    Film (short) by Peter Cornwell (Action, Comedy and Sci-Fi) Producer, Camera and Electrical Department, Production manager Witness how the 60's Batman became the Dark Knight in this action packed parody. Featuring Eric Gable portraying Batman doing authentic Ninjutsu moves never seen on-screen. Also starring Joel Hebner as Black Mask and Mark Erman as Robin with stunt team 87Eleven playing henchmen in this slick knockout black comedy action fest!!! Written by Anonymous

  • To Hell with a Bullet

    To Hell with a Bullet (2013)
    Film by Vick Wright (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Producer, Cinematographer A washed up rock singer makes a deal with a mysterious doctor who promises to return his voice to its prime with horrifying consequences.

  • This Thing with Sarah

    This Thing with Sarah (2013)
    Film by Michael Doneger (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Producer, Cinematographer, Production manager, Actor A listless writer pursues a woman to help him get over his ex girlfriend.

  • Miracle Appliance

    Miracle Appliance (2013)
    TV Movie by Michael David Lynch (Reality-TV) Producer, Editor, Director The pilot for a reality based instructional fix-it yourself home appliance show.

  • Saving Lincoln

    Saving Lincoln (2013)
    Film by Salvador Litvak (Biography) Producer, Production manager The true story of Abraham Lincoln and his bodyguard, U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon. This unique film features sets created from actual Civil War photographs. Written by Salvador Litvak

  • Copa Freestyle

    Copa Freestyle (2013)
    TV Movie by Brendan Gabriel Murphy (Reality-TV and Sport) Producer, Cinematographer, Editor A reality show pilot focusing on the underground freestyle soccer movement.

  • Money Tree

    Money Tree (2012)
    Film (short) by Jason Neudecker (Family) Cinematographer A long delayed confrontation between father and son has causes turmoil in the family.

  • Oscar's Escape

    Oscar's Escape (2012)
    Film (short) by Patrick Viktor Monroe (Action, Crime and Thriller) Producer, Production manager, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Mr. Oscar Fletcher might not be able to admit it to himself but he's in trouble. His habit has run away with him and he's in great need of help. Lucky for him Viktor and Sophie are here to give him a hand.

  • Between Us

    Between Us (2012)
    Film by Dan Mirvish (Drama) Producer, Production manager, Actor The film is about two couples who meet as old friends and discover their lives are tainted by money, success, sex and children. Written by Dan Mirvish

  • Drop; My Life Downhill

    Drop; My Life Downhill (2012)
    Video by Marc McCrudden (Documentary and Sport) Producer

  • Perceptio

    Perceptio (2011)
    Film (short) by Brendan Gabriel Murphy (Drama and Fantasy) Cinematographer

  • First Step

    First Step (2011)
    Film (short) by Robert Vicicondi (Comedy) Cinematographer Chad, an egotistical businessman, goes to a self-help group to meet easy women. When he meets Diana,a sexy young woman who has drinking issues, he goes in for the kill. Chad soon realizes that Diana's drinking issues, will soon becomes his own... Written by Robert Vicicondi

  • Little Fockers

    Little Fockers (2010)
    Film by Paul Weitz (Comedy and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam, and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get in with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, however, Jack's suspicions about his favorite male nurse come roaring back. When Greg and Pam's entire clan--including Pam's lovelorn ex, Kevin (Owen Wilson)--descends for the twins' birthday party, Greg must prove to the skeptical Jack that he's fully capable as the man of the house. But with all the misunderstandings, spying, and covert missions, will Greg pass Jack's final test and become the family's next patriarch, or will the circle of trust be broken for good? Written by Universal Pictures

  • Inception

    Inception (2010)
    Film by Christopher Nolan (Action, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible-inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

  • Iron Man 2

    Iron Man 2 (2010)
    Film by Jon Favreau (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Miscellaneous Crew With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press, and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, along with Pepper Potts, and James "Rhodey" Rhodes at his side, must forge new alliances - and confront powerful enemies. Written by Anonymous

  • Swerve

    Swerve (2010)
    Film (short) by Brendan Gabriel Murphy (Drama and Thriller) Producer, Production manager After stealing money from a restaurant, Daniel and his girlfriend Missy wake up in a car wreck.

  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
    Film by Stephen Sommers (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Two soldiers stationed in Kazahkstan (Captain Duke Hauser and his partner "Ripcord") are ordered to transport special warheads created by MARS, an arms' manufacturer controlled by James McCullen. When they are attacked by thieves (led by Anastasia DeCobray, with whom Duke has history), they are saved by a top secret, international special forces unit known as "G.I. Joe". The leader of G.I. Joe, General Abernathy (or Hawk) is on the trail of the thieves: an evil organization called "Cobra". While Duke and Ripcord train to join the Joes, McCullen ("Destro") is secretly working for Cobra and plotting to recapture his metal-eating "Nanomite" warheads. Duke and Ripcord (with help from Heavy Duty, Snake Eyes, and the rest of the Joes) must prove that they are Real American Heroes -- by stopping the launch of these warheads before Cobra uses them to take over the world. Written by John Wiggins

  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
    Film by Michael Bay (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Miscellaneous Crew A youth chooses manhood. The week Sam Witwicky starts college, the Decepticons make trouble in Shanghai. A presidential envoy believes it's because the Autobots are around; he wants them gone. He's wrong: the Decepticons need access to Sam's mind to see some glyphs imprinted there that will lead them to a fragile object that, when inserted in an alien machine hidden in Egypt for centuries, will give them the power to blow out the sun. Sam, his girlfriend Mikaela Banes, and Sam's parents are in danger. Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are Sam's principal protectors. If one of them goes down, what becomes of Sam? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Public Enemies

    Public Enemies (2009)
    Film by Michael Mann (Biography, Crime, Drama and History) Miscellaneous Crew This is the story of the last few years of the notorious bank robber John Dillinger. He loved what he did and could imagine little else that would make him happier. Living openly in 1930s Chicago, he had the run of the city with little fear of reprisals from the authorities. It's there that he meets Billie Frechette with whom he falls deeply in love. In parallel we meet Melvin Purvis, the FBI agent who would eventually track Dillinger down. The FBI was is in its early days and Director J. Edgar Hoover was keen to promote the clean cut image that so dominated the organization through his lifetime. Purvis realizes that if he is going to get Dillinger, he will have to use street tactics and imports appropriate men with police training. Dillinger is eventually betrayed by an acquaintance who tells the authorities just where to find him on a given night. Written by garykmcd

  • I'll Be Around

    I'll Be Around (2009)
    Film (short) by John-Michael Damato (Drama) Cinematographer A young man confesses a dark secret in a late night roadside diner.

  • Afterglow

    Afterglow (2009)
    Film (short) by Andres Anglade (Sci-Fi and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department, Editorial department In the aftermath of a failed alien invasion, two members of the newly formed militia are challenged with determining if the threat died with the invasion or if it lies manifest in a once familiar territory.

  • True Blood

    True Blood (2009)
    Television by Alan Ball (Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew The series follows Sookie Stackhouse, a barmaid living in Louisiana who can read people's minds, and how her life is turned upside down when the Vampire Bill, walks into her place of employment two years after vampires 'came out of the coffin' on national television. Written by Tommy Stewart

  • Tales from the Catholic Church of Elvis!

    Tales from the Catholic Church of Elvis! (2009)
    Film by Michael Traynor (Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department The shocking true tales of a Catholic school girl in Las Vegas.

  • Burden

    Burden (2009)
    Film (short) by Michael David Lynch (Action and Sci-Fi) Producer, Editorial department, Editor, Director, Writer Ordered to evacuate Earth on the eve of an Alien invasion, a lone "Hero" named Calik must decide between his sworn duty to flee, or defy his instructions, and battle the imminent threat and attempt to save our world.

  • La mirada

    La mirada (2008)
    Film (short) by Ira Flowers (Drama) Producer, Camera and Electrical Department An unknown narrator copes with the loss of a daughter he has never meet.

  • Pretty/Handsome

    Pretty/Handsome (2008)
    TV Movie by Ryan Murphy (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A married father of two tells his wife and teenage sons that he is transsexual.

  • Street Kings

    Street Kings (2008)
    Film by David Ayer (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew LAPD detective Tom Ludlow is a ruthlessly efficient, unorthodox undercover cop. Captain Jack Wander always covers for Tom, as do even his somewhat jealous colleagues. After technically excessive violence against a vicious Korean gang during the liberation of a kidnapped kid sex slave, Tom becomes the target of IA's hotshot, captain James Biggs, who feels passed over after Wander's promotion to chief. Tom's corrupt, disloyal ex-patrol partner Terrence Washington sides with IA but is killed during a shop robbery in Tom's presence. Written by KGF Vissers

  • The Girls Next Door

    The Girls Next Door (2007 - 2008)
    Television by Kevin Burns (Comedy, Reality-TV and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew They're often blond, very ambitious and always beautiful. They're the young women who travel from towns and cities across America in hopes of sharing one man's incredible dream: life at the Playboy Mansion. This unique eight episode reality series takes viewers beyond the gates and behind closed doors to reveal the world of Hugh Hefner's mansion as it has never been seen before: through the eyes of the women who live, play - and, of course, party - with him. It's the secret side of an American legend and the fabled home that has captivated the imagination of millions. Written by Jiilo_Kim

  • Suspended

    Suspended (2008)
    Film (short) by Jonathan Garda Cinematographer

  • Whore

    Whore (2008)
    Film by Thomas Dekker (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Caught between reality and hallucinations, hopelessness and hope, intoxication and sobriety, Thomas Dekker's new film "Whore" explores the dark side of people's inability to let go of their dreams even in the face of the harshest life. A large group of teens living on the streets of Hollywood and selling their bodies to stay alive struggle with the movie business that continues to slam one door after another in their face. The film dives deeply into their mental escapes and fantasies, the only thing that can relieve them of the dire situation they've found themselves in and the toll that futureless hope can take on their friends, family, and most importantly...themselves. Written by Benjamin Dyer

  • The Tower

    The Tower (2008)
    Film by Dan McGowan (Horror) Camera and Electrical Department A long abandoned tower rots above a city in turmoil. Stripped of all electrical wiring and inhabitants, the structure is lifeless. Yet in the darkness of night, an ominous glow illuminates the State tower's penthouse. Doug, driven by a burning obsession to discover the cause of the glow mysteriously vanishes. Lucy is utterly alone without her brother. An investigation into his whereabouts leads her to his apartment. There she discovers Doug's obsession with the building's violent history. That night, Lucy experiences a waking dream that convinces her Doug is trapped inside. In order to save her brother, Lucy embarks on a journey into the tower. Inside she confronts the darkest regions of her consciousness to discover the mystery of the tower and all those whom it has consumed. Written by Anonymous

  • A Glimpse

    A Glimpse (2008)
    Film (short) by Cezil Reed Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

  • Prison Break

    Prison Break (2008)
    Television by Paul Scheuring (Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew Structural Engineer Michael Scofield turns himself in to the Fox River Penitentiary in order to break out his brother Lincoln Burrows, who is on death row for the murder of the Vice President's brother. But Lincoln was set up by some of the Company (an agency formed by corrupt government officials) guys, headed by General Jonathan Krantz. Michael breaks out from Fox River with his brother Lincoln and other convicts. Written by Jyoti

  • Eagle Eye

    Eagle Eye (2008)
    Film by D.J. Caruso (Action, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Jerry Shaw is an amiable slacker with an over-achieving twin brother. After his twin dies in an accident, strange things happen to Jerry at a dizzying pace: a fortune shows up in his bank account, weapons are delivered to his flat, and a voice on his cell phone tells him the police are on their way. Jerry follows the voice's instructions, and soon he and a woman he's never met are racing through the city, on to a plane, and eventually to the Pentagon, chased by the FBI. She is Rachel Holloman, a single mom; the voice has threatened her son's death if she doesn't cooperate. The voice seems to know everything. Who is behind it, what is being planned, and why Jerry and Rachel? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Help Wanted

    Help Wanted (2008)
    Film (short) by Teo Guardino (Drama) Producer, Cinematographer Loss of traction. It happens to the best of us. We start taking for granted the bounty of our own lives, and soon we find ourselves coasting, blind to the joys all around us. So it is with Ramon, the hard-working immigrant mechanic at the heart of Help Wanted. With no options, he hires an inexperienced young stranger, Juan, whose own tragedy, and powerful way of coping with loss, teaches Ramon to look at his own life with new eyes. Written by Gabe Della Vecchia

  • The Inspiration of Barack

    The Inspiration of Barack (2008)
    Film (short) by Qasim Basir (Drama and History) Producer, Cinematographer, Editor

  • Breadwinner

    Breadwinner (2007)
    Film (short) by Michael David Lynch (Action) Producer, Cinematographer, Editor, Director Salvador Brazo a boxer that was forced into retirement but must come back in the ring to save his mother against her will while risking his own life.

  • The Masquerade

    The Masquerade (2007)
    Film (short) by Natalia Garcia (Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department After the Masquerade Ball, Ken and Mary head out to spend the night together, only to discover they are not alone.

  • One Day Like Rain

    One Day Like Rain (2007)
    Film by Paul Todisco (Drama and Sci-Fi) Editorial department A teenage girl living in California suburbia devises a metaphysical experiment designed to save the world from what she sees as an impending doom...but the results of such an experiment prove to be both beneficial and destructive.

  • The Apprentice

    The Apprentice (2007)
    Television by Mark Burnett (Game-Show and Reality-TV) Editorial department "The Apprentice" is a 15-episode unscripted drama in which 16 candidates from all walks of life, including both Ivy League MBA graduates and street entrepreneurs with no college education, will endure rigorous tasks each week while living together in a hip Manhattan loft apartment. The tasks will test their intelligence, chutzpah and street-smarts. They will face the challenges of living in close quarters and must compete sometimes humorous but always difficult job assignments and will be forced to think outside the box in order to outshine each other to get to the top. Upon their arrival to New York City (some for the very first time), the 16 candidates will be rushed over to Trump Tower to meet with Donald Trump, the centerpiece and driving force of this series. After splitting the group into two teams of 8, Trump then issues the first task. Teams will be given time constraints for each task and they will be observed by either Trump himself or members of his staff at every moment ... Written by NBC

  • Journeyman

    Journeyman (2007)
    Television by Kevin Falls (Fantasy, Romance and Sci-Fi) Miscellaneous Crew Investigative newspaper reporter Dan Vassar has a 'gift' to suddenly travel back in time, only to enable him to set straight something which caused great problems in the present, for him, his loved-ones or broader society. That puts great strain on Dan's family, including doting but 'deserted' young son Zac and brother Jack, a cop who wants to learn the truth. Written by KGF Vissers

  • Live Free or Die Hard

    Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
    Film by Len Wiseman (Action, Adventure and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew When someone hacks into the computers at the FBI's Cyber Crime Division; the Director decides to round up all the hackers who could have done this. When he's told that because it's the 4th of July most of their agents are not around so they might have trouble getting people to get the hackers. So he instructs them to get local PD'S to take care of it. And one of the cops they ask is John McClane who is tasked with bringing a hacker named Farrell to the FBI. But as soon as he gets there someone starts shooting at them. McClane manages to get them out but they're still being pursued. And it's just when McClane arrives in Washington that the whole system breaks down and chaos ensues. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

  • Totally Sadie

    Totally Sadie (2006)
    Film (short) by Stephen Combs (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Totally Sadie is not a nostalgic look back at parachute pants and puffy perms. Nine-year old Sadie Delaney runs away from her mobile home on a summer day in the early-80's. Sadie tries to escape from her neglectful mother and abusive stepfather, but finds further violence and nastiness in the kids and adults of her small, working-class town. By the end of the night she's been taught a lesson: no one ever leaves this town. Written by Stephen Combs

  • Fuse Fangoria Chainsaw Awards

    Fuse Fangoria Chainsaw Awards (2006)
    Television by Andee Kuroda Camera and Electrical Department

  • Scream Awards 2006

    Scream Awards 2006 (2006)
    Television by Ryan Polito Camera and Electrical Department An award show in it's first year that honors the genres of Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Cult.

  • The Return of Laura Peters

    The Return of Laura Peters (2006)
    Film (short) by Irene Tassiopulos (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department, Editorial department The compelling story of a husband's love for his wife, and his wife's love for the Oakland Raiders.

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