Tara Byrne

Tara has recently reached the finals of The Writers' Lab UK & Ireland with her half-hour Comedy, Head. She was inspired to become a writer at 13 when penning a comedy version of Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs for a school production. The ensuing collaborative process became the most addictive aspect for Tara - hence her love of continuing drama and shows such as Grange Hill, Hollyoaks and Hollyoaks Later, for which she's received numerous commissions. One of her episodes was recently reprised on Hollyoaks Favourites.

Tara is currently developing a 6-part series with 1st AD, Helen Ostler, and actress Eva Pope. She has a hard-hitting 1-hour pilot, Dolls, and her YA hour-long series The UnGone; also a thriller series The Lab (a brilliant cytologist close to finding a cure for multiple cancers and preventing the death of her husband, could endanger society forever).

In her student days Tara won the Lloyds Bank/C4 Film Challenge with short film Balloons - earning a small West End screening, going on to be shown at International Festivals.