Best selling author, Eoin Colfer and IFTA Winning writer, Billy Roche, talk about their first impressions after seeing the movie.
Best selling author and playwright, Paul O’Brien makes his debut as a film-maker with his amazingly raw and beautiful terrier of a movie, Staid.
Although set in Ireland, its themes are universal centrepieces of love, loss, ambition and that feeling of being stuck in life.
Four small-town people, tied together by new and old relationships, come together to tangle, fight, sing, talk, smoke, drink, argue, laugh, leave and return — and stumble towards the reality that their lives are finally changing, whether they like it or not.
The story unfolds in a unique, lush package that hangs together so well because of the the craft of the script; the amazing performances and the gentleness of the storytelling. To see all of these characteristics come together makes this movie irresistible.
Staid signals the arrival of a new, important voice in Irish cinema. - New York Times Bestselling author, Eoin Colfer
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 released 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.
Adrienne Meyler - Baby
Phil Lyons - Lar
Paul Creane - Finn
Stephen Murphy - "The Drillbit" Duggan
Áine Gannon - Betty
Andy Doyle - John
Frankie Kelly - Delivery Man
Enya Barron - Bar Person
Brownie - "Madra"
Scamper - "Sooty"
Paul O'Brien - Director
Sean O'Riordan - DOP
Mark Mahoney - 1st AD/Location Manager
Ted Moran - Post Production Supervisor
Paul Creane - Soundtrack Supervisor
Tony McGuire - Sound Supervisor
Pat Jackman - Location Sound
Enya Barron - Continuity/2nd AD
Callum O'Riordan - Production Assistant
David Duffin - Production Assistant