Influenced by a combination of family photographs and an interest in the macabre pulp serials of the Victorian era, 'The Tragic Penny Dreadful's of the Family Byrne' relates the twisted & surreal tales of the Byrne family and the comedic yet at times disturbing characters that make up its lineage.
Beginning as an exercise to highlight the directors own lack of a family history, the film has since grown into its own palpable mythos, where fact and fiction are as ambiguous as fantasy and reality.
Narrator - Charlotte Gascoyne
Written & Directed by Michael Byrne
Cinematography by Max Brill
Editing by Max Brill & Michael Byrne
Compositing by Ian Sargent
Sound Recordist Robin Eden
Colourist Max Brill
Make-Up by Ala Pangracova
Copyright 2009 Michael Byrne & Cracked Films
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