Recent Films Written and Directed by James Byrne
"Mist On the River" In this moody, dream-like drama, a couple struggles with the pain and the paradox of splitting up despite the
lingering persistence of love. Starring Vanessa Wilson, Erik Hoover, and Reyna Rios. World premiere at Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, April 16, 2016, at 3:oo PM.
"Madison", A bar band singer on the run teams up with a loser with delusions of grandeur on an
odd couple road trip, starring Catherine Johnson Justice and Billy Mullaney.
"The Light of Each New Day" An over zealous book collector struggles to keep her life from spinning out of control. This film premiered at the 2015 Minneapolis St. Paul Film Festival "Dreamer" stars Tracey Maloney and Robert O. Berdahl in an existential romantic comedy. Trust issues,
new boyfriend issues, and issue-issues boil to the surface when a performance artist meets a tax assessor.
"Trade For Magic" An introspective mother and wife navigates a series of whimsical dilemmas. Won Best Short Drama 2012 Highway 61 Film Festival, starring Emily Logan Dooley and Laura Esping.
for her performance, and also stars Peter Moore in a drama about loss and reconciliation.
"Trouble Light" A frustrated filmmaker tries to make a new friend starring Kathryn Lawrey, John Skelley, and Christine Weber.
I'm undertaking a new direction. I am more and more interested in large scale
mural-like, outdoor video projections for urban settings. These are 'sight' specific videos projected onto selected building walls that have light or white colored surfaces.
Screens are not needed. Architecture is the screen.
Video loops will be filmed and edited to be unique for each individual site. Images may
come from the natural world such as plants, animals, water, and weather.
Choreographed movement, performance art, or scripted dramatic narrative could also be incorporated - all non-verbal. See photos of potential sites in St. Paul, to the right...
Some proposed sites for
"Positively Fourth Street",
a series of projections for
St. Paul's 4th St. Market District.