JP O’BRIEN IS A FREELANCE DIRECTOR and PRODUCER BASED IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA.
FILM | TELEVISION | ADVERTISING | DOCUMENTARY
I love my work. I love the challenges, the creativity, the hustle and the result. I’m adaptable and regularly wear multiple hats. I thrive on stories, ideas, creation, people, angles, priorities, cuts. I have an instinct for what matters and what can be left aside. I lead by example and get things done.
My holy grail is filmmaking.
I recently completed the short film ‘Ghost’, my largest and most ambitious project to date.
Based on a true story, Ghost is a dark re-imagining of convict William Buckley’s first contact with the indigenous Australians. The film was shot in a remote corner of Tasmania and is currently in Festival submissions.
Please see the IN DEVELOPMENT page of this website for details on Ghost and other narrative projects.
I hold an Advanced Diploma of SCREEN: Film and Television, from RMIT, and have completed numerous studies at AFTRS.