Paul O'Brien



Here are the books I have written

O’Brien’s whip-smart prose brings the fascinating, often funny world of pro wrestling to glorious life and imbues its players with surprisingly delicate humanity
— Publishers Weekly
Congrats on another great book, Paul, bud. Looking forward to working with you down the road
— Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson



And my debut feature film, which we shot for €350



- Winner, Best Foreign Feature Film at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival -


A song from the movie Staid. Written by Paul O'Brien and performed by Susan O'Neill (SON)

Really, really funny and extremely moving. We were knocked out.
— Paul Guay, screenwriter Liar, Liar; Heartbreakers; Little Rascals

Now available on Amazon Prime Video


Find out more about me

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Paul O’Brien is an award-winning filmmaker and a best-selling author from Wexford, Ireland. His Blood Red Turns Dollar Green trilogy of novels have been #1 bestsellers in Canada, Australia, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Italy, U.K., Ireland and the U.S. 

Paul's stage plays have been commissioned or produced by The National Theatre of Ireland, Red Kettle Theatre Company, The National Acting School of Ireland and Spare Key Productions in New York. His first professional production was financed by Oscar Winner, Martin McDonagh through Druid Theatre.

Staid, Paul’s first feature film—which he wrote, produced, directed and edited—premiered at the Audi Dublin Film Festival in 2016. It went on to be Officially Selected at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, Miami Independent Film Festival, Sydney World Film Festival, The Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival and The Galway Film Fleadh. Staid won the award for Best Foreign Feature Film at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival and was shortlisted for Best Feature Film at the Miami Independent Film Festival. It is currently available on Amazon Prime Video.

In 2017, Paul co-wrote WWE Legend and Hall of Famer, Jim Ross’ internationally best-selling autobiography, Slobberknocker: My Life in Wrestling. He also wrote and directed the Untie the Noose music video for Irish Folk Group, Cornerboy.

The Blood Red Turns Dollar Green novels, re-written in 2017, are now published by Skyhorse Publishing in New York.

Paul is currently writing his second feature which will begin production in 2019. 


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