The work

After moving to Copenhagen, O'Byrne met Ian Burns, the Artistic Director of That-Theatre Company. Burns agreed to stage Fergal's entire "Location Trilogy". The first play, Extremophiles, received its world premiere in October 2020 in the Krudtt√łnden Theatre.

Among O'Byrne's work in TV and film includes the sitcom Hipsterverse. Short films include the award-winning Eyes Wide Open (2017 Silver Screen Award Nevada, Miami, Berlin Festivals) Ribeye (2016 Semi-Finalist PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, Filmbase/RTE Award 2018), Bio (2016 Official Selection Miami, Los Angeles, Antwerp and Dublin Film Festivals) and Glass Ceiling (2014 Quarter-Finalist PAGE International Screenwriting Awards).

O'Byrne's friend and collaborator, the writer/director/producer Liam O'Neill died in 2020, but their comedy short The Spectator has since become a finalist in the Waterford Film Festival.

He has also written four radio plays broadcast by RTE Radio. O'Byrne regularly works alongside friend and collaborator, William Morgan.
Fergal is a member of Danske Dramatikere.


Screenwriting Awards

The images listed to the right are a sample of the script awards won over the last few years for various screen projects.