Raised in one of Ireland’s most disadvantaged areas, writer and actor Andrew Lynch channels his personal experiences into his storytelling, portraying characters often overlooked in mainstream narratives. His stories challenge stereotypes, spark conversations, and celebrate human complexity.
Andrew’s writing began with his play, ‘Death Row Cowboy’, which had successful runs in Dublin and London. Shifting his focus to film, he scripted a mini-documentary ‘Rebirth’ and a short film ‘Brenda’. Both were aired on national television (RTE) and received numerous awards.
Thanks to support from Screen Ireland, Andrew’s debut feature film, ‘Fishscale’, was developed as part of the Spotlight Development Scheme. He also participated in the BFI Network x BAFTA Crew 2021/22 program, which supports the next generation of film and television talent. During his time in this program, Andrew wrote the Micro Short film ‘Meat Market’. This project, created with fellow participants, received multiple awards at various film festivals worldwide.
Andrew is part of the BBC Writersroom 2023 Voices cohort, expanding his understanding of writing for television. Additionally, he is in the early stages of development with Yellow Film & TV, the largest independent studio in the Nordics, to create an original TV series.