Alan O'Brien

Alan O'Brien

Screenwriter in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

About Alan

Writer’s Bio 2015

NAME: Alan O’Brien TEL: (00353) 87 663 4980
EDUCATION: University College Dublin E-MAIL:
BA Philosophy, MA Film Studies

Spec Teleplays
Saturn Rising: The occult experiments of rocket scientist Jack Parsons go disastrously wrong. Transported to Elizabethan England, Jack seeks the aid of Dr John Dee, the foremost mystic and astrologer of the day. Together, they find thrilling adventure, supernatural mystery and terrifying danger. (Pilot Episode 53pgs, Series Bible 20pgs)
Competitions: Quarter Finalist Screen Craft Pilot Launch 2015, 8.5/10 Creative World Awards 2014, Preliminary Finalist

Myth: The mighty Cú Chulainn and the wily Fionn MacCumhail, Ireland’s most famous mythological heroes, join forces to defend their magical island nation from the gods and monsters who threaten the land from without, and the kings and villains who threaten her from within. (Pilot Episode 46pgs, Series Bible 17pgs)
Semi-Finalist Creative World Awards 2015

Camelot: ‘Wolf & Dragon’: Spec, Top 5 Finalist, Creative World Awards (50pgs).

Spec Screenplays
Moonchild: Harry and Bess Houdini visit a remote Irish mansion to expose a seemingly fraudulent spiritualist cult, only to find an ancient horror has truly been awakened… (93pgs)
Finalist: H.P. Lovecraft Cthulhu Con, 2015. Semi-Finalist: Table-Read-My-Screenplay 2015, Quarter Finalist Creative World Awards 2015

Class Warfare: A tough New York teen assembles a group of young, international action heroes to fight the Black-Ops Mercenaries who have invaded their posh European boarding school (99pgs)
Winner: 'Query Pros' Screenplay Competition, Action/Adventure genre. Finalist- 'Action On Film' Festival (top six ‘Best Family/Children’; ‘WriteBros Software Excellence in Comedy’); Visionfest Screenplay Competition (top 25). Semi-finalist: Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition, American Screenwriting Competition, Writer's Network Awards, Fade In Online Awards.

Magick: A mismatched gang of international college students stumble on occult superpowers, and must overcome their differences to stop a terrifying demon-god from destroying the world (95pgs)
Finalist: HP Lovecraft Film Festival, Smashcut Screenplay Contest, Terror Film Festival, Creative World Awards. Semi-Finalist Gimme Credit Competition, 2nd Round Austin Film Festival. Both Class Warfare and Magick have ‘Recommend’ endorsements from script consultants

Christmas Stars: A gang of hormone-driven drama students battle conflicting personalities, raging hormones, and their junior misfit foes as they struggle to successfully stage their local Christmas Show (97pgs)

Sirius Code: A live broadcast from a crazed astronomer’s manor home goes horribly wrong as body-snatching aliens arrive through his occult telescope to assimilate the human race. (95pgs)

Personal Bio
Alan first stepped on stage aged five; by sixteen he was writing & directing short plays. His film career began as an extra on ‘My Left Foot’ and he worked on dozens of film & television productions. After finishing top of his college screenwriting class, he began writing in earnest while continuing to work in film. Alan also plays music and has shot and edited music videos for fellow musicians. He’s Alan O’Brien (II) on

Name: Alan O'Brien

Lives in: Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Occupation: Screenwriter


  • Penny Dreadful

    Penny Dreadful (2014 - 2015)
    Television by John Logan (Drama and Horror) Miscellaneous Crew Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.

  • Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia

    Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia (2012)
    Film by Laurent Tirard (Adventure, Comedy and Family) Miscellaneous Crew Asterix crosses the channel to help second-cousin Anticlimax face down Julius Caesar and invading Romans.

  • Camelot

    Camelot (2011)
    Television by Michael Hirst (Drama and Fantasy) Miscellaneous Crew King Uther dies suddenly. Britain is facing chaos. The sorcerer Merlin appoints the not so known son and heir Arthur as the king who was raised as a commoner, but his half sister has other plans. Arthur faces tough times and will be tested beyond imagination. Written by skr

  • Happy Ever Afters

    Happy Ever Afters (2009)
    Film by Stephen Burke (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Dublin: Maura is a single mom, furniture repossessed, being evicted. For a fee, she's marrying Wilson, an African, facing deportation. Her nine-year old, Molly, thinks she's going to get a dad. Freddie, a bit of a compulsive, is remarrying Sophie, after divorce and recommitment; she's starved herself into her old wedding dress. Both bridal parties arrive at the same inn for receptions: Freddie and Maura's paths keep crossing, Sophie thinks the two are having an affair, immigration officers are stalking Wilson, and Molly's figuring out what's really up. Sophie's father threatens Freddie with bodily harm if anything goes wrong. Can it not? Written by <>

  • Eden

    Eden (2008)
    Film by Declan Recks (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A married couple's relationship begins to fall apart as their 10th wedding anniversary approaches.

  • Der Zauber des Regenbogens

    Der Zauber des Regenbogens (2007)
    TV Movie by Dagmar Damek (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew

  • Northanger Abbey

    Northanger Abbey (2007)
    TV Movie by Jon Jones (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew When Catherine Morland is given the opportunity to stay with the childless Allen family in Bath, she is hoping for an adventure of the type she has been reading in novels. Soon introduced to society, she meets Isabella Thorpe and her brother John, a good friend of her own brother, James. She also meets Henry Tilney, a handsome young man from a good family and his sister, Eleanor. Invited to visit the Tilney estate, Northanger Abbey, she has thoughts of romance but soon learns that status, class and money are all equally important when it comes to matters of the heart. Written by garykmcd

  • Falling Angels

    Falling Angels (2004)
    Film (short) by Michael Kinirons Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

  • Call Girl

    Call Girl (2003)
    Film (short) by Kester Dyer (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

  • Evelyn

    Evelyn (2002)
    Film by Bruce Beresford (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew 1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children, Evelyn, Dermot and Maurice, make it clear to the authorities that his is an untenable situation. The Irish courts put the Doyle children into Church-run orphanages. Although a sympathetic judge assures Desmond that he'll get his children back after he gets a job, he learns there's another barrier. During that time, Evelyn suffers abuse while Desmond goes to court to get his children back. A barmaid, her brother, her suitor, and a tippling footballer become Desmond's team. Written by Anonymous

  • The Last

    The Last (2002)
    Film (short) by Steven Benedict (Fantasy and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

  • Prince William

    Prince William (2002)
    TV Movie by Michael W. Watkins (Biography and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Prince William is the elder son of Britain's Prince Charles and if the late Diana, Princess of Wales. After his father, he is next in line to the British throne. A biography of his journey so far....

  • Escape

    Escape (2000)
    Film (short) by Steven Benedict Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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