Eugene O'Brien

Playwright and writer for television and film

Theatre, Film & TV
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Biography

Eugene O'Brien wrote the hugely successful play Eden, which transferred from Dublin's Abbey Theatre to London's West End and premiered on Broadway in 2004. In 2008, he adapted the play for film. Starring Eileen Walsh and directed by Declan Recks, it was played at film festivals across the world and was nominated for the European Film Academy Awards 2008.

Eugene also writes for television. His credits include the award-winning Pure Mule for RTE and for film he is most recently developing Stags with Samson Films and Food Guide to Love will be released in 2013.

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Television
Writer
Pure Mule: The Last Weekend 2 x 60'
2009
Accomplice TV for RTE
Producer David Collins and Ed Guiney
Director Declan Recks
Writer Eugene O'Brien
Starring JJ Field

Christmas special of the popular series

Pure Mule 2005
Accomplice TV for RTE
Producer Various
Director Declan Recks and Charlie McCarthy
Writer Eugene O'Brien
Starring Charlene McKenna & Simone Kirby

Series for RTE

Theatre
Writer
Savoy 2004
Abbey Theatre, Peacock
Producer Abbey Theatre
Director Conall Morrison
Writer Eugene O'Brien
Starring Steve Blount, Fergal McElherron & Eamon Morrissey

The play is set in the Savoy Cinema, Edenderry in 1994.

Eden 2001
Abbey Thatre
Writer Eugene O'Brien
Starring Catherine Walsh & Don Wycherley

Original play

Read
America '87 1988
Players Theatre
Director Rebecca Roper
Writer Eugene O'Brien
Starring Eugene O'Brien

The story of an Irishman's travels from coast to coast in America, on a greyhound bus.

Film
Writer
Food Guide to Love Feature
2013
Parallel Film Productions
In production
Producer Ruth Coady and Mary Callery
Director Dominic Harari & Teresa de Pelegri
Writer Eugene O'Brien
Starring Richard Coyle

 
Stags Feature
2013
Samson Films
In development
Director Declan Recks
Writer Eugene O'Brien

 
Three Minute Man Feature
2011
Parallel Film
In development
Director Declan Recks
Writer Eugene O'Brien

 
Eden Feature
2008
Broadcasting Commission of Ireland for Samson Films
Producer David Collins
Director Declan Recks
Writer Eugene O'Brien
Starring Aidan Kelly & Eileen Walsh

Adaptation of the stage play

Imelda in Red 2005
Venus Productions
Writer Eugene O'Brien

Original feature