THE LETTER from
U.S. SENATOR MARK WARNER ARRIVED in JULY: Dear Mr. Byrne, I am pleased to extend my warmest congratulations to you upon receiving second place in the Feature Drama category at the 2013 Indie Gathering film festival for “Small Fish Small Pond.” The arts play a key role in the innovation and progress our nation makes each year. The talent you have displayed in this competition is truly something to cherish. Your passion for describing the human condition is a quality capable of taking you very far in your journeys and is something that should never be taken for granted. Your strong devotion to film is to be commended. On this important occasion, I am very pleased to join with your family and friends in saluting your accomplishments and wishing you the very best in your future endeavors.
BY RICK MUNDY
Sincerely, Mark Warner United States Senator
MARK BYRNE G Filmmaker
of Genre-Defying Fiction vivatysons.com
NOVEMBER // DECEMBER 2013