Eugene O'Brien

Playwright and writer for television and film

Theatre, Film & TV
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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.


Pure Mule: The Last Weekend 2 x 60'
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

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

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.

Food Guide to Love Feature
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
Samson Films
In development
Director Declan Recks
Writer Eugene O'Brien

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

Eden Feature
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