PAUL O'BRIEN

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PAUL’S BIOGRAPHY

Paul O’Brien is a writer from Wexford, Ireland. His Blood Red Turns Dollar Green trilogy of novels have been #1 bestsellers in Canada, Australia, Germany, Spain, Italy, U.K., Ireland and the U.S. He has been commissioned or produced as a playwright by The National Theatre of Ireland, Druid Theatre, Red Kettle Theatre Company, The National Acting School of Ireland and Spare Key Productions in New York. Currently, Paul has two US TV pilots in development — one based on his Blood Red Turns Dollar Green novels in LA and the other is a black-comedy based out of NY. In 2016 Paul signed to write a screenplay for the Sundance award winning Barnes Brothers. Exactly Where You Left Me, Paul’s first feature film that he wrote, produced and directed will be released in 2016. Paul is currently writing WWE Legend, and Hall of Famer, Jim Ross’ autobiography. In 2016 Paul’s Blood Red Turns Dollar Green novels will be re-written and published by Skyhorse Publishing in New York.

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ROLLING STONE

“In a world of crime and corruption, Blood Red Turns Dollar Green is a one of kind literary offering”

HOLLYWOOD SCREENWRITER

“So real you could smell the sweat in the air and taste the blood on the floor”

- Paul Guay

Liar, Liar; Heartbreakers & Little Rascals

BESTSELLING AUTHOR

“Superb. With shades of Connolly, Puzo and Leonard, Paul O’Brien is the real deal ”

- Eoin Colfer

NYTimes Bestselling author of Artemis Fowl

WRESTLING LEGENDS AND SUPERSTARS

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MY CURRENT PROJECTS

Jim Ross’ Autobiography

COMING IN 2016

WWE Legend and Hall of Famer, Jim Ross asked me recently to come aboard and help me write his autobiography. I can’t tell you what an honour and privilege it was to be asked — especially since it came completely out of the blue. Jim read my novels, the Blood Red Turns Dollar Green trilogy, asked me on his podcast, and the next day sent on a draft of his book to read. It all went from there!

My First Feature Film

COMING IN OCT 2015

Exactly Where You Left Me is the first movie I’ve written, directed and produced. It was shot in my hometown with a budget of €700 and a cast and crew with not a single credit between us. We couldn’t be happier with the result. Below is a rough preview (no sound mix) of the movie.

Corner Boy Music Video

OUT NOW

Corner Boy are an Irish Blue Grass/Traditional band who are quickly rising to prominence in their field. They wanted ‘something different’ for their new single, Untie the Noose, so I wrote and directed a video that I hope did just that!

The Barnes Bros TV Pilot

IN DEVELOPMENT

Sundance award winning brothers, Brad and Todd Barnes asked to me write and co-develop a new crime black-comedy pilot for 2016. We’ve been trying to find something to work together on since we nearly collaborated together on a movie in early 2000’s. The script is written and we’re now both finishing up other projects, before finishing development in late 2015.
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EMAIL/TWEET

Paul is represented in the literary world by Tracy Brennan
Phone: +1 574 514 4926