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Andy Byrne

Screenwriter

Short Bios

Born in London, England, raised in Dublin, Ireland and Luxembourg and came of age and still living in Sydney, Australia with my wife and young son. I grew up in a house of books and immersed in cinema.

 

In cinematic story, my first love was science fiction with a voice. Seeing Tarkovsky's Solaris as a six-year-old flicked something inside. Since then, although experimenting in different genres, I've returned to my first love of science fiction.

 

And I've got a plan...

 

I'm combining my genre of passion with an under-served market segment: engaging sci-fi with a voice you can make for a price.

 

-Compelling stories delivered through rich, realistic characters and dialog - relevant to contemporary society and the timeless human condition.

 

-Stories offering nuanced nods to those production design traditions which make sci-fi so visually and texturally nourishing and memorable to the audience.

 

-Less locations, simpler locations. Less reliance on effects or subtle use of them.

But ultimately, just compelling, moving human stories that make the most of the sci-fi genre.

 

As reference, beyond Tarkovsky's Solaris, I'm inspired in tone by MOON, EX MACHINA, GATTACA and CHILDREN OF MEN.

 

So, that's my project over the next three years - engaging sci-fi with a voice you can make for a price.

The project's first foray into the world - DISCONN landed me a ISA's 2016 Fast Track Fellowship. I'm working on two follow-up projects. One is DORIAN; a dispassionate medico struggles against the by-product of the advanced technology that saved her life; a sentient entity trying to absorb her identity as it seeks to find a home in the human mind. 

 

The second is a project in very early development which has garned interest from a production company directly as a result of the ISA Fast Track Fellowship. 

my screenplays

Disconn
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Script Avail
The Station
Feature
 
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Jonas Carter
Feature
 
 
Jonas Carter
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