"I'd been a schoolteacher who taught in a community school on the Northside and who'd self-published a book, and had metamorphosed into an internationally known author whose name appeared in the Guardian and the New York Times.
1. When did you think about a career in the arts and what were your first steps into it? I always enjoyed dancing as a hobby when I was younger, so when I found out I could do A-level dance I jumped at the chance and did it alongside a foundation course in performing arts.
RENOWNED for creating documentaries that challenge perceptions, draw attention to the underdog and transport viewers to places rarely seen on screen, Belfast filmmaker Brendan Byrne promises a new slate of feature documentary and drama projects as he launches his new solo production house, Cyprus Avenue Films.