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Christian O'Reilly

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Emily Hickman

Christian is a playwright and screenwriter based in Galway, Ireland. His plays have been produced in Ireland and internationally by companies such as Druid, Northlight and Rough Magic. He was a recipient of the Stewart Parker Trust New Playwright Bursary for his debut play THE GOOD FATHER.

Christian is a graduate of the BBC Writers’ Academy, where he was trained to write for DOCTORS, CASUALTY, EASTENDERS and HOLBY CITY. Christian is currently developing a number of original projects for stage and screen.

TV Credits

ROS NA RUN 2016
Storyliner

RED ROCK 2015
2 x 30’

DECEPTION 2013
TV3
1 x 60’

HOLBY CITY 2012
BBC1
1 x 60′

CASUALTY 2012 – 3
BBC1
2 x 50′

DOCTORS 2012
BBC1
1 x 30′

ON HOME GROUND 2002/3
Little Bird / Wildfire / RTE
2 x 60’ episodes

NICK AND PERRY 2000
Magma
2 x 12’ episodes

Film Credits

SANCTUARY 2016
Zanzibar Films
Directed by Len Collin
*Galway Film Fleadh – Best Irish First Feature Award

INSIDE I’M DANCING 2004
OctagonFeature film – Story By
*Edinburgh Film Festival – Audience Award
*Irish Film & TV Awards – Best Script
*Irish Film & TV Awards – AIB People’s Choice Award for Best Film

THE RING 2004
Calipo / Sharp Focus
Short film

THE BIRTHDAY 2001
Wildfire Films / Film FourShort film

THE KISS OF LIFE 2001
Asylum Films
Short film

Theatre Credits

CHAPATTI Northlight Theatre – April-May 2014, Galway Arts Festival July 2014
Original stage play, starring John Mahoney
Nominated for a Jeff Award for Best New Work
“A gentle, sublime and honest script that drills home the need for and the power of human companionship” Chicago Critic

SANCTUARY Blue Teapot, Galway – 2012
Original stage play, commissioned by Blue Teapot

HERE WE ARE AGAIN STILL 2009
Galway City Council Per Cent for Art commission
Decadent Theatre / Galway City Council / Galway Theatre Festival 2009
Decadent Theatre / Nun’s Island Theatre / St John’s / Bealtaine Festival / National Tour 2011

IS THIS ABOUT SEX? 2007
Rough Magic / Edinburgh Fringe / Dublin Theatre Festival
*Winner of ZeBBie for Best Theatre Script at the 2008 Irish Writers’ Guild Awards

THE AVENUE 2005
Kerry County Council Per Cent for Art commission
St John’s Theatre, Listowel, Co. Kerry

TEACHER 2005
Galway Youth Theatre / Galway Arts Festival

TREBLE 2004
Abbey Outreach – play for youth theatre

IT WON’T BE GREAT WHEN I’M NOT HERE 2004
Tyger Theatre Company / Dublin Fringe Festival

PROBLEM SOLVERS ANONYMOUS 2004
Tyger Theatre Company / Dublin Fringe Festival

THE GOOD FATHER 2002/2003
Druid / Galway Arts Festival / National Tour
*Stewart Parker Trust New Playwright Bursary

IT JUST CAME OUT 2001
Druid Debut
*Joint runner-up, OZ Whitehead Award

Radio Credits

MY SPANISH COUNTESS GRANNY 2005
RTE / Lyric FM

CHAPATTI 2004
RTE Radio 1

THE GOOD FATHER 2004
BBC Radio Four

THE GOOD FATHER 2003
RTE Radio One

THE PLAY 2001
RTE Radio One
*Third prize, PJ O’Connor Awards

 

 

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