The Abbey – A Riot of Their Own

Lifeblood Films’ ‘The Abbey – A Riot of Their Own’ will have its premier on RTE 1 at the end of October.

Filmed over the course of a year and featuring exclusive behind the scenes access, the film follows the two new artistic directors of Ireland’s national theatre as they attempt to revolutionise it from within.

Shining a light behind the curtain of the national stage, the film features interviews and performances from some of Ireland’s best known theater actors and is a fascinating portrait of the Abbey at a key turning point in its history.

Hey Ronnie Reagan

‘Hey Ronnie Reagan’ – the Irish Film Board funded short film directed by Lifeblood Films’ Maurice O’Brien produced with Marmalade Films continues to charm audiences at film festivals around the world.

Following sold-out audiences at Cork and Dublin film festivals, its international premier took place at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in April 2018.

Upcoming screenings include Helsinki Film Festival and the Irish Film Institute’s Documentary Film Festival on 29th September 2018.

The film tells the story of Ronald Reagan’s 1984 visit to his ancestral home – the tiny Co. Tipperary village of Ballyporeen. Featuring never seen before archive and a cast of colourful local legends, it’s a bittersweet and funny story and snapshot of a fast disappearing rural Ireland.

The film features cinematography from John McMahon and was edited by Cara Holmes. You can hear an interview that Ryan Tubridy conducted with Maurice for RTE Radio 1 here: (include link)