Paul O'Brien
Paul O'Brien
writer | director

Below you'll find the books that 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

And my debut feature film that cost $350 to make...

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

Or find out a little more about me and what I've been up to...

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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, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Italy, U.K., Ireland and the U.S. 

At 18, Paul started out as a playwright where he was commissioned or produced 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. 

Staid, Paul’s first feature film—which he wrote, produced, edited and directed—premiered at the Audi Dublin Film Festival in 2016 and has gone on to be Officially Selected in 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. 

Paul is currently writing WWE Legend and Hall of Famer, Jim Ross’ autobiography, which will be released in 2017. 

The Blood Red Turns Dollar Green novels are now published by Skyhorse Publishing in New York. Blood Red Turns Dollar Green: Vol1 is out now. A Shoot: Blood Red Turns Dollar Green Vol 2 will follow on January 3rd, 2017, with the final book in the series, The Hurting Circus: Blood Red Turns Dollar Green Vol.3 is to follow in May 2nd 2017.


And feel free to check out my new blog before you go too...