April 19, 2013
Timothy Lynch `95 (BA), a four-year football player for the USD Toreros from 1991-94, has gone on to do great things in the field of film making. At the recent 55th Annual Grammy Awards, he was one of the video producers for the "Big Easy Express," Mumford & Sons, that won a Grammy for Best Long Form Music Video. Despite his national success, he has not forgotten his USD ties. This past season he volunteered his time and resources to produce a USD football promotional film that is just outstanding.
"I really enjoyed re-connecting with the football program," said Tim Lynch. "I have so many fond memories of the University and my time on that field. I wanted to give back to USD so I set out to create a visual piece that captured the spirit and emotion of San Diego Football and what it meant to me. There are shots in the film that I remember vividly from my time as a Torero; like glimpses of the Immaculata, walking down the path onto the field, and looking up at the architecture of the stadium. It was a ton of fun being around the team throughout the day and into the game. They crushed Dayton that night and the energy was awesome."
As co-founder and executive producer of Farm League & Woodshed Films, Tim was recognized last spring at the 2012 USD Alumni Honors event with an Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Award from the College of Arts and Sciences. Lynch has traveled across the globe to create award-winning film projects that both capture high-spirited adventure and inspire environmental stewardship. Also an esteemed video producer, Lynch has helmed a number of groundbreaking music videos -- including the winner of the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards' Video of the Year, Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams."
After earning his communications degree with a minor in environmental studies from the University of San Diego, Lynch moved to Los Angeles to pursue his filmmaking career. Veering away from conventional production companies, Lynch took part in a series of independent projects that allowed him to develop and diversify his craft. Lynch joined forces with visionary filmmakers the Malloys and Thomas Campbell to form Woodshed Films in 2003.
Born from its founders' collective love of surfing and the ocean, Woodshed Films specializes in documentaries that recount unique and exhilarating experiences of surf adventures -- all while subtly illuminating the need to protect oceans and wild spaces around the world.
Lynch also waded into the world of music. In addition to his work with Green Day, which nabbed a Grammy nomination for with Lynch-produced "American Idiot" video, he's served as producer on videos for heavy-hitting acts such as Black Eyed Peas, Weezer, My Chemical Romance, Ben Harper, and Jack Johnson.
An accomplished commercial producer as well, Lynch partnered with ad-agency producer Tieneke Pavesic in 2011 to launch Farm League, a company that creates trailblazing commercials and branded content for the likes of Ford, Nike, Patagonia and New Era.
His Grammy winning film, "Big Easy Express," is a music documentary about 2011's "Railroad Revival Tour" which chronicles three bands as they travel by train from San Francisco to New Orleans playing shows. The film reminds us that the landscape, the experience and the journey are often found between destinations.
A father of two, Lynch married his college sweetheart and former Torero volleyball player Jennifer Lofftus and now resides in Santa Monica.
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