The movie geeks among you might especially like this interview with Liam Lynch, director of Sarah’s HBO special, We Are Miracles (as well as her breakout special eight years ago, Jesus is Magic). Once you’re past his background, he gives chapter and verse of how he planned and shot Miracles.
Liam Lynch, director of the Sarah Silverman HBO standup special We Are Miracles, has explored the realms of music, comedy and DIY filmmaking for nearly 20 years. The Ohio native was chosen from a demo song to be part of the first graduating class of the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts in 1994. The school was partly financed by Paul McCartney—Lynch received instruction from the former Beatle and that band’s producer, George Martin. Since then he has written songs with Jack Black and directed videos for Tenacious D., created an enormous number of video podcasts and short films and directed Silverman’s special, Jesus Is Magic, in 2005.
You’ve done so many different kinds of projects. When did you learn how to direct?
Liam Lynch: I have yet to learn how to direct! I never went to director school. I started out in music and I had a top ten hit in England and Australia called “United States of Whatever” and it got me a lot of attention. I hung out with Jack Black for years playing video games. Eventually I wrote some songs with him for [his group with Kyle Glass] Tenacious D and I wrote songs Read the rest of this entry »