Oisin Byrne is an award-winning British director, writer and film producer. He grew up in Bristol. In his twenties, Oisin initially pursued a career in music. Oisin worked with Mercury Music Prize winner Roni Size and collaborated with a number of bands. After working on music video productions, Oisin made a shift towards film directing. He studied the craft of filmmaking and graduated in 2015 with a first class degree in Filmmaking & Creative Media from The University of the West of England. In 2017, Oisin was awarded a Masters in Film Directing at Goldsmiths University London where his short film was selected by BAFTA qualifying film festivals: Encounters, Aesthetica and Sarasota.
The film 'Twenty Minutes' was nominated for the Creative Filmmaker Award. Oisin subsequently directed 'Disconnect', featuring Nitin Ganatra, and 'Public Discourse'. Both of these short films received awards: including best script while screening internationally at film festivals. In 2018, Oisin joined BAFTA crew and founded 'Parameter Films'. The following year, he produced the award-winning short film 'Public Discourse'.
Growing up, Oisin was raised around musicians in his family. The combination of music, characters, emotion and imagery are what first attracted him to filmmaking. Oisin was born in St Pauls before moving with his family to another working class estate in Bristol called The Dings where he grew up. Oisin's Irish father is a painter who creates oil paintings on canvas. His mother is from Bristol and was a teacher at a primary school in Knowle West. Oisin has a strong focus on film directing and some of his practices include producing, script writing, cinematography and editing.