Peter Lynch

Peter Lynch is a Canadian filmmaker, the director and writer of Project Grizzly and Cyberman. Lynch won a Genie Award for his short film Arrowhead, starring Don McKellar. He attended York University in Toronto, Canada. Lynch, who grew up in the East Toronto neighbourhood of Thorncliffe Park, was introduced to filmmaking by an uncle who obsessively filmed everything and was later inspired by his grandmother, who performed vaudeville with Charlie Chaplin, and a great uncle, who was an art director for Alfred Hitchcock and Michael Powell. Lynch was a ski bum, truck driver and assembly line worker before studying Fine Arts at York University. He then set off for New York City, where, as a V.J. at various nightclubs, he was among the first to combine video art and music in a club environment. Lynch co-founded, co-produced and co-directed Video Culture International, an international festival which showcased the latest in video and new media. Sponsored by Sony, this festival premiered work by Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, Gary Hill, John Sanborn, Shirley Clarke, Glenn Branca, Twyla Tharp, Robert Wilson, Sanki Juku, John Giorno, Laurie Anderson and The Talking Heads.


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