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ONE MILLION AMERICAN DREAMS DIRECTOR Brendan Byrne

Director's Profile | Starts February 8th

Brendan is a veteran documentary filmmaker whose 2016 feature- documentary BOBBY SANDS: 66 DAYS, broke box office records in Ireland. His previous credits include his Royal Television Society winning documentary BREAKING THE SILENCE about families coping in the aftermath of suicide and MEN OF ARLINGTON which won the Critic’s Choice award at the Dublin International Film Festival in 2011. His first narrative feature film, JUMP was selected for the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012 and his latest one MAZE, based on the true story of the 1983 Maze prison escape, had its world premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh in July 2017 and was the biggest Irish film at the box office in 2017.

In a career spanning 25 years, Brendan ran production company Hotshot Films between 1992 and 2013 before joining Fine Point Films as Creative Director in 2014. Brendan is an Executive Producer on NO STONE UNTURNED, ELIÁN, GEORGE BEST: ALL BY HIMSELF and WAVE GOODBYE TO DINOSAURS and a producer on Fine Point’s Net ix Original documentary, MERCURY 13. As a director, he is also finishing a short documentary entitled HEAR MY VOICE, which explores the pain of human loss during conflict through internationally acclaimed artist Colin Davidson’s series of paintings, ‘Silent Testimony’. (The Gala Premiere of Hear My Voice was held on April 11th, 2018 and was introduced by US Senator George Mitchell, widely credited for his role in helping secure the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, an internationally recognised peace agreement that ended the conflict in Ireland).