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