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Irish movie The O'Briens is a hit at US film festival


Award-winning Irish film The O’Briens has enjoyed another success at the latest US film festival.

Writer, creator and star of the movie Slaine Kelly jetted to Iowa for the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival for a special screening of the movie.

The former Tudors actress was joined by her stellar cast including Kellie Blaise and Paddy Courtney.


Stars: Kellie Blaise, Paddy Courtney and Slaine Kelly | JDIFF

Directed by Richard Waters and co-written by Emmett Hughes, the movie follows a family returning home to Galway for a big announcement.

Starring Amber Jean Rowan, Liam McMahon and Lochlainn O’Mearain, the film has already landed distribution deals around the world, including deals with Hulu and Tesco.

Speaking to Goss.ie creator Slaine admitted she is still so surprised by the positive feedback.

“I don’t know why it still surprises and humbles me when people love the film,” she said.

“I got very emotionally listening to the crowd at Dubuque enjoying and laughing at the jokes.”

The stunning actress brought her six-month-old baby boy Knox on the trip, the first time she has brought her baby out of the country.