Explores indigenous Irish film production. In addition to internationally-known Irish filmmakers (Neil Jordan, Jim Sheridan, Pat O'Connor), the book focuses on the works and opinions of Joe Comerford, Cathal Black, John T. Davis, Thaddeus O'Sullivan, Gerry Stembridge, Kieran Hickey, Bob Quinn, Pat Murphy, and many others.
As a production designer, art director, and scenic artist, Terry Byrne has made a twenty year career in New York, Dublin, and London on television, film, and live performance projects. Six of those years were spent working for Radio Telefis Eireann (the Irish national television network) and for Dublin's Gate, Olympia, and Abbey theaters. He is a graduate of the drama department of Carnegie-Mellon University, teaches at the College of New Jersey and is author of Production Design for Television (Focal Press, 1992).