New Short Films by James Byrne
Screened Oct. 7 and 8, 2013 at Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, St. Anthony Main Theater
"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" Won Best Short Drama 2012 Highway 61 Film Festival, starring Emily Logan Dooley,
Laura Esping, with Haley Houck and David Wasylik. An introspective mother and wife navigates a
series of whimsical dilemmas in search of enchantment.
"Trouble Light" Honorable Mention Best Romantic Comedy, 2012 Indie Gathering Film Festival,
starring Kathryn Lawrey, John Skelley, and Christine Weber. Amateur psychoanalysis and electricity get
involved when a frustrated filmmaker tries to make a new friend.
for her performance, and also stars Peter Moore in a drama about old wounds and reconciliation.
"Wayside Rest" stars Catherine Johnson Justice and Billy Mullaney. A bar band singer on the run teams
up with a high school musician wannabe for a odd couple road trip.
James Byrne is a writer/director who lives and works in St. Paul. He is currently producing a short film, "Light of Each Day", starring Shelby Richardson and Michael Hanna, with Jauston Campbell and Jessie Scarborough-Ghent.
Location filming will be finished by the end of April.