“The O’Briens” wins at Newport Beach Film Festival

“The O’Briens” wins at Newport Beach Film Festival


At it’s premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival in California, the debut feature from Irish Filmmaker Richard Waters has taken away the prize for Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking at the prestigious Festival.

The Feature, filmed on location in Galway, the film boasts an impressive cast of up-and-coming Irish actors including Liam McMahon (Hunger, Titanic: Blood and Steel); Kelly Blaise (The Borgias, The Inside) and Amber Jean Rowan (The Vikings, What Richard Did), Slaine Kelly (Comedown, The Tudors).

The story concerns a dysfunctional modern Irish family living on different sides of the Atlantic who are reunited when the father Pat organises a family reunion at the family farmhouse in Galway, two years after the death of his wife.

Fionn who lives in New York, Gareth who lives in London and Una who is married with two children must each face a personal dilemma, as they are brought back together under the one roof.

The film was written by Slaine Kelly and Emmett Hughes and produced by Fionn O’Brien/Ciara Byrne/Sean Fee (EP)

Stephen McCormack, from Straywave is Executive Producer.


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