1.4 Jury Profile – Jennifer Byrne

JENNIFER BYRNE

Head of Development

Somesuch, London

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Currently, Head of Development at Somesuch, working with our fantastic roster of directors on a range of projects and developing our slate of original programming.

Previously, Head of Video at Dazed Media, which includes the influential magazine titles Dazed, AnOther and Another Man and their respective online platforms. Overseeing strategy for video across all titles.

Editorially, commissioning and producing original films across music, art, fashion and documentary, working with a broad range of directors and production companies, internationally. Commissions included BAFTA nominated short Samuel – 613 by Billy Lumby, Lovie Awards winning short “Burn Book” starring Kendall Jenner and celebrated original TV series Music Nation, with broadcast partner Channel 4.

I was born in …
Dublin

I now live in…
London (since 1990)

I’m listening to…
“If I knew you were the one, Richard Twice”

Watching…
The Sopranos (again)

Reading…
the bleakest book I have ever read, A Little Life.

Dreaming of…
a life without the internet.

I wish I’d known when I was 18 that…
you should be kinder to yourself.

My most valuable social media app is…
I hate them all but over indulge on Insta as I am weak.

What really matters…
your family, friends, and people along the way, the memories we create and how we make others feel