New feature film being shot in Headford

member Paddy Courtney lead the cast of micro-budget feature The O’Brien’s, which is currently shooting in County Galway.

Written by Slaine Kelly and Emmett Hughes – who also star in the feature – the Irish production also features former Fair City star Caroline Rothwell, who played Linda O’Hanlon on the soap.

The O’Brien’s is now in the second week of a three-week shoot in Headford. It is directed by Richard Waters.

The O’Brien’s is about a scattered family who travel back to their hometown in the west of Ireland on hearing their father has some serious news. Not only having to contend with being back home, each family member also has his/her own personal dilemma to deal with.

Richard Kearney, co-producer alongside Ciara Byrne, and Alison Scarff, said: “Even though there isn’t much of a budget, we’re making every penny count and the locals here in Headford have really got behind the production. We’re using a local shop and a big old country house and some of the locations we’re shooting in are just so scenic. It’s going to look great.”

Saoirse Films is planning to release The O’Brien’s next year in time for the film festival market.


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