Discipline: Film/Video – feature

Jason Byrne

Discipline: Film/Video – feature
Region: Los Angeles, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2013

Jason Byrne worked on editing his fiction film shot in Southern Sudan during its transition into independence. He has spent five years in Tanzania working as audio/visual archivist for the United Nations' Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. While in Tanzania, he completed his film Scrap Vessel, an observational documentary about the last journey of a Chinese-owned freighter ship. Scrap Vessel has appeared at many festivals including the New York Film Festival and placed Byrne among the 2010 "25 New Faces of Independent Film" in Filmmaker Magazine.



Jason Byrne worked in the Mixter studio.

Built in 1927–1930, the Florence Kilpatrick Mixter Studio was funded by its namesake and designed by the architect F. Winsor, Jr., who also designed MacDowell's original Savidge Library in 1925. Mixter Studio, solidly built of yellow and grey-hued granite, once had sweeping views of Pack Monadnock to the east. The lush forest has now grown…

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