Joe Lynch was born in Long Island, New York and was raised on a steady diet of B-movies, Stephen King novels, heavy metal, 8-bit games & 4-color comic books. His first foray into filmmaking was hooking up 2 VCR cameras and creating "remixes" of his favorite movie scenes to new music, and creating home-spun gore effects to shock his family members (it rarely worked).Upon graduating from Syracuse University, where his two student shorts, mAHARBA and hiBeams got Lynch named Filmmaker of the Year in 1999 in The Long Island Voice. Joe's first film job was working with the legendary Troma films, working on "Terror FIrmer" & was then hired as an in-house writer/producer/Toxic Avenger model. Post-Troma, Lynch then created, produced & shot the hit US TV show "Uranium" for Fuse, and directed music videos and documentaries for artists like 311, Sugarcult, DevilDriver, DVDA, Coal Chamber, Strapping Young Lad & Pete Yorn.20th Century Fox's "Wrong Turn 2:Dead End" was Lynch's first foray into feature filmmaking - a dream come true for the die-hard horror fanatic. This love letter to Splatter films of the 80's was a surprising critical and financial success, making many Top 10 lists on horror publications and websites and is still considered one of Fox's best selling DTV films to date.After "Wrong Turn 2", Lynch served as Creative Director at G4tv.com, where he developed and produced many of the site's popular web franchises, including "Feedback", "The MMO Report", "Fresh Ink" & the Webby Award winning series "Freestyle 101". Lynch also oversaw many of the network's live coverage of events, including E3, Comic-Con & the Tokyo Game Show, as well as commercial campaigns for Jinx and Sony (which he also directed). Recently, Lynch served as Executive Producer & Creative Showrunner for G4's first "Epictober Film Festival", featuring 3 short films produced exclusively for the website, which debuted to strong reviews and even stronger numbers.Lynch was hired to direct the "Heavy Metal Horror Adventure", "Knights of Badassdom", for IndieVest Pictures, which follows a band of modern-day friends who embark on a LARP (Live Action Role Playing), leaving to dark, dangerous (and often time hilarious) results. The film boasts an all-star cast including Steve Zahn ("Treme"), Peter Dinklage ("Game Of Thrones"), Ryan Kwanten ("True Blood") Summer Glau ("Serenity"), Danny Pudi ("Community") & Jimmi Simpson ("Breakout Kings") The film had a very successful preview at 2011's San Diego Comic-Con and is currently in Post Production.Lynch was also one of the 4 directors contributing to the recently-released Horror/Comedy Anthology "Chillerama" (with fellow directors Adam Rifkin, Adam Green & Tim Sullivan) which enjoyed an international festival bow, a national "Roadshow" theatrical run and released on VOD, Blu-Ray & DVD by Image Entertainment in November 2011. It recently won "Best Independent FIlm" by the Rondo Awards.Lynch also stepped in front of the camera in 2011 with FEARnet/ArieScope's "Holliston", a "traditional" television sitcom he is Executive Producing & co-starring in with creator (& fellow start) Adam Green which premiered on FEARnet, VOD & iTunes in April, 2012. The outrageous comedy has recently been picked up for a 2nd season and will be released on DVD & Blu Ray by Image Entertainment this fall.Lynch is currently in pre-production on his next directorial feature, "Everly", an ambitious action thriller which he co-wrote with Yale Hannon (the script was on 2010's coveted Black List). Filming will begin later this year, produced by Crime Scene Pictures & Anonymous Content.Lynch currently resides in Los Angeles with his lovely (and extremely patient) wife Briana, their son Remy Plissken and their Boston Terrier "Buckaroo" Banzai.