Jason Byrne is part of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film for the year 2010: 

"...lyrically tracks the final voyage of a cargo ship
filled with touching traces of former workers that
will linger even after the boat itself is no more."
-Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"Fantastic. There's something very fresh about the 
 whole piece; sometimes funny, often very beautiful... 
 I hope the feds don't ever get hold of Jason and have 
 him make 'normal' films."
     -Jem Cohen, filmmaker

     -San Francisco Bay Guardian

SCRAP VESSEL is part of the 2011 Black Maria Film Festival, now on tour in the U.S.