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Andy Byrne

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'DISCONN' wins GOLD for Sci Fi in PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Andy Byrne's sci-fi script 'DISCONN' secured him a place as a Mentee for the ISA's Fast Track Fellowship, and has now received a further accolade in winning gold in the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. Andy said of this recent success "It helps me focus even harder on learning and honing my craft and building a network. It's a honor to be able to share this journey with the ISA community."

 

'DISCONN' follows a newly pregnant woman's struggle to disconnect from a hive-mind product which society eagerly pays to manage/medicate their lives. In conflict with her husband, society and the manipulators of this augmented reality, her determination may end up losing more than just her own life.  

Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
2016 PAGE AWARDS FINALIST for Andy Byrne's Grounded Sci-fi DISCONN

DISCONN continues to make progress after winning the 2016 ISA Fast Track Fellowship and placing 2nd in Table Read My Screenplay - London.

 

The script is also gaining industry interest, along with Andy's new grounded dystopian feature JONAS CARTER. 

 

DISCONN is currently semifinalist in the ISA-sponsored 2016 Emerging Screenwriters and quarterfinalist in Screen Craft Sci-Fi.

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition , PAGE International Screenwriting Awards , Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Andy Byrne's DISCONN in Semifinals of Emerging Screenwriters Competition

This latest placing adds to a successful year for the grounded sci-fi DISCONN (Winner 2016 ISA Fastrack Fellowship, 2nd Place Table Read My Screenplay, current semi-finalist, PAGE International, current quarterfinalist Screencraft SciFi).

 

DISCONN: A woman struggles to disconnect from a hive-mind product that society eagerly pays to manage and medicate their lives. Her attempt to become a natural human drives her up against family, society and the architects of this augmented reality. Her determination may end up destroying more than just her own life.  

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition , Screencraft Sci-Fi Screenplay Competition
Andy Byrne's DISCONN wins 2nd place Table Read My Screenplay- London!

Andy is also a 2016 ISA Fast Track Fellow for Disconn which is currently gaining industry interest.

 

DISCONN is a low-key, social sci-fi following the story of Jenna, a woman struggling to fit into her life in a mental utopia where people pay a hive-mind product - Neura - to manage and medicate their lives. Her attempt to disconnect brings her into conflict with her instincts, her numbed husband and the manipulators of this utopia. Ultimately, her desire to disconnect may destroy precisely what she'd sought all along...

 

 

Tags: ISA Fast Track Fellowship V , Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
ISA 2016 Fast Track Fellowship for DISCONN The ISA selected Andy Byrne's feature script DISCONN for the 2016 Fast Track Fellowship. "All the ISA team have been fantastic and so incredibly supportive. A special thank you to Felicity and Max for the week spent in LA meeting with amazing industry mentors. I came away educated and inspired. Looking forward to the year ahead!" says Andy. Tags: ISA Fast Track Fellowship V
Finalist 2016 BlueCat Joplin Award - The Station by Andrew Byrne Andy is also currently a quarter-finalist for the ScreenCraft Fellowship for his script DISCONN. Previously he's been a semi-finalist (with his scripts THE STATION and 8802) for the Nicholl Fellowship, Script Pipeline and Final Draft Big Break competitions.  Tags: Blue Cat Screenwriting Contest , Nicholl Fellowship , Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Andy Byrne's DISCONN - Top 50 in ISA Fast Track Fellowship III "Disconn" is the story of Jenna, a woman struggling to fit into her life in a mental utopia where people pay a hive-mind product to manage and medicate their lives. But her attempt to disconnect brings her into conflict with her instincts, her numbed husband and the manipulators of this contorted society.

"Disconn" is the first in a series of stand-alone sci-fi titles Andy is writing over the next three years. Its a project aimed at delivering sci-fi features described as "sci-fi with a voice that can be made for a price".

"Disconn" is also currently in the SCREENCRAFT quarter-finals. Another of Andy's features, THE STATION, was a TOP FOUR FINALIST in BlueCat's 2016 Joplin Award.

Tags: BlueCat Screenplay Competition , ISA Fast Track Fellowship V , ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
Sci-fi feature DISCONN is a PAGE 2016 Semi-Finalist

DISCONN follows up the 2016 ISA Fast Track Fellowship win and 2nd place at Table Read My Screenplay - London with a semi-finalist spot in the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. The placing puts DISCONN in PAGE's Top 25 Science Fiction features.

  

Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards