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6 items from 2012


Trailer for Fairhaven starring Chris Messina and Sarah Paulson

30 November 2012 1:51 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Watch the trailer for Tom O'Brien's Fairhaven comedy drama starring Chris Messina and Sarah Paulson. The film's in theaters January 11, 2013 with a VOD release 4 days after that. O'Brien directs and scripts, from the story he wrote with Messina which is set in a small fishing village on the Massachusetts coast, telling of three friends, reunited for a father’s funeral. Jon (O’Brien), a former high school football star and one time college athlete, has landed back in the place of his youth – Fairhaven – a small fishing village on the Massachusetts coast. At a crossroads »

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Trailer for Fairhaven starring Chris Messina and Sarah Paulson

30 November 2012 1:51 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Watch the trailer for Tom O'Brien's Fairhaven comedy drama starring Chris Messina and Sarah Paulson. The film's in theaters January 11, 2013 with a VOD release 4 days after that. O'Brien directs and scripts, from the story he wrote with Messina which is set in a small fishing village on the Massachusetts coast, telling of three friends, reunited for a father’s funeral. Jon (O’Brien), a former high school football star and one time college athlete, has landed back in the place of his youth – Fairhaven – a small fishing village on the Massachusetts coast. At a crossroads »

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Provincetown Film Festival Announces Gala Screenings and Awards for Parker Posey, Roger Corman and Kirby Dick

10 May 2012 12:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ready for carousing on the Cape? The Provincetown Film Festival has assembled another top-notch selection of films for its gala screenings, and it's got some major names lined up to receive awards. The festival will open with Leslye Headland's Sundance hit "Bachelorette," which was picked up by Radius-twc. Also featured is "Fairhaven," Tom O'Brien's Massachusetts-set drama which just held its world premiere at Tribeca. The festival's two Spotlight titles are both high-profile, gay-themed films: Jonathan Lisecki's conception comedy "Gayby" and Jeffrey Schwarz's activism doc "Vito." The 2012 Filmmaker On The Edge award will go to B-movie pioneer and Hollywood legend Roger Corman. Parker Posey will receive the Excellence in Acting Award. The Faith Hubley Career Achievement Award will go to Kirby Dick, whose film "The Invisible War" will be released by New Video this year. The 2012 »

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'Fairhaven' Actor-Director Brings the Wisdom of Tom Brady to Tribeca

20 April 2012 7:07 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The world premiere of "Fairhaven" at the Tribeca Film Festival should help New York theater actor Tom O'Brien check a few items off his bucket list. Not only is it his first film festival experience, it's also his first time writing, directing, and acting in a feature film."These guys really love their films and are passionate about what they do," O'Brien says of the fest's programmers. "I feel so grateful and lucky to be in the Tribeca Film Festival. It still doesn't seem quite real. I honestly don't think I would ever premiere a film anywhere else after this experience."In "Fairhaven," O'Brien stars as Jon, a former high school football star who finds himself stuck in his small home town on the coast of Massachusetts. He is inspired by a "60 Minutes" interview with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who professes that even after three Super Bowl wins, »

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Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #3: 'Fairhaven' Director Tom O'Brien

3 April 2012 6:37 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After being a local sports celebrity with screaming fans in Elmira, New York, Tom O'Brien naturally became an actor. A few years in, he decided to start making work for himself and began writing plays at a theater company in New York (All Seasons, run by John McCormack). There, he met actor Chris Messina ("Six Feet Under") and after working together sur la stade, the pair developed "Fairhaven" for O'Brien's debut into film. O'Brien says people thought his plays were like movies, and now say his screenplays are like stage plays. "Sometimes I think people just like to say things," he says, "But I’m really interested in the medium of film now. I find it fascinating. I love to blur the lines between fiction and documentary and between actor and character. I think that’s the direction I’d love to take if I’m lucky enough to make another one. »

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Can You Go Home Again?

23 March 2012 3:45 AM, PDT | TribecaFilm.com | See recent Tribeca Film news »

Tribeca: Tell us a little about Fairhaven. How would you describe the movie? Tom O'Brien: We've been doing a lot of the synopsis stuff now, but I think it's always interesting to have someone else do the synopsis. I'm just so 'in it.' That's why it was so exciting to see the announcement and read what Tribeca had to say about Fairhaven. They called it 'a thoughtful meditation of love, loss and friendship.' I would probably add too that it's a comic drama that's also a reunion story about these three friends who grew up together in a small town and are all stuck in their separate ways. They come together for this moment, and they are all affected by it. Tribeca: I understand that a particular media moment inspired you to make Fairhaven. Is that true? Tom O'Brien: The idea for the script was inspired »

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