Paul O’Brien is a writer 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. He has been commissioned or produced as a playwright 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. Currently, Paul has two US TV pilots in development — one based on his Blood Red Turns Dollar Green novels in LA and the other is a black-comedy based out of NY. In 2016 Paul signed to write a screenplay for the Sundance award winning Barnes Brothers. Staid, Paul’s first feature film that he wrote, produced and directed will be premiered at the Audi Dublin Film Festival in 2016. Paul is currently writing WWE Legend, and Hall of Famer, Jim Ross’ autobiography. In 2016 Paul’s Blood Red Turns Dollar Green novels will be published by Skyhorse Publishing in New York. The first is available for pre-order now.
MY CURRENT PROJECTS
Jim Ross’ Autobiography
COMING IN 2016
WWE Legend and Hall of Famer, Jim Ross asked me recently to come aboard and help me write his autobiography. I can’t tell you what an honour and privilege it was to be asked — especially since it came completely out of the blue. Jim read my novels, the Blood Red Turns Dollar Green trilogy, asked me on his podcast, and the next day sent on a draft of his book to read. It all went from there!
Corner Boy Music Video
Corner Boy are an Irish Blue Grass/Traditional band who are quickly rising to prominence in their field. They wanted ‘something different’ for their new single, Untie the Noose, so I wrote and directed a video that I hope did just that!
The Barnes Bros TV Pilot
Sundance award winning brothers, Brad and Todd Barnes asked to me write and co-develop a new crime black-comedy pilot for 2016. We’ve been trying to find something to work together on since we nearly collaborated together on a movie in early 2000’s. The script is written and we’re now both finishing up other projects, before finishing development in late 2015.