Mark O’Brien

Mark O’Brien is an award-winning actor/filmmaker whose feature directorial debut, The Righteous, which he also wrote and starred in opposite Henry Czerny, premiered at the 2021 Fantasia Film Festival (where it won Best Screenplay) and is available to stream in the US on June 10 from Arrow Video. Nick Allen of RogertEbert.com said the film “displays an ambitious leader of performances and someone with ideas that continue the conversations from Bergman’s best.” As an actor, Mark has starred in Showtime’s City on a Hill, opposite Kevin Bacon, and AMC’s critically acclaimed Halt and Catch Fire and Amazon’s The Last Tycoon, opposite Kelsey Grammer, Lily Collins and Matt Bomer. In 2016, he starred in Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival which went on to garner eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. Other films include Marriage Story, opposite Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, the box-office hit Ready or Not for Fox Searchlight, and Jason Retiman’s The Front Runner, starring Hugh Jackman. In 2020, Mark won the Canadian Screen Award (Canada’s Oscar) for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the film Goalie.

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@GenreExposure Thanks for watching, fellas! And I dig you reading that director’s statement. Cheers!

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Talks

What’s Going to Happen Next

By Mark O’Brien | June 8, 2022

What’s Going to Happen Next

The Righteous’ actor-writer-director Mark O’Brien on The Game, Rosemary’s Baby and uncertainty in life and in movies.