Pursuing wonder and inspiration through cinematic storytelling

Hi! My name is Collin O’Brien.

I’m a Writer and Director with a background in Assistant Directing and Mechanical Engineering.

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Prairie Pirates (2019)
Writer, Director, Editor

TV Series:
When a Sheriff’s wife goes missing, he has to fight his morals and team up with an unlikely crew of banditos in order to face the French led group of Robin Hood style criminals who operate under a facade of chivalry and heroism.

Trailer and Short Proof-of-Concept coming soon!

Early projects made while attending the
Scottsdale School of Film + Theatre

Finding Happy (2017)
Writer, Director, Editor

Short Film:
A young professional has a difficult time adjusting to his new surroundings and accepts prescription medicine as a last resort.

Friends (2016)
Writer, Director, Editor

Sharing is caring

Alien PSA (2016)
Story and Editor

An Environmental PSA about littering.

The Bounty (2015)
Writer, Director, Editor

First Short Film (16mm):
A notorious killer in the old west is caught having to make an unexpected decision between good and evil when out for a bounty.

*1st Place Winner* in the
Drama category in the inaugural Maricopa Colleges Film and Media Arts student competition.

Rise Up (2015)
Writer, Animator, Editor

Hero’s and how they inspire us.



Collin O’Brien is a Writer and Director, based in Los Angeles, who created award-winning films such as Finding Happy and The Bounty. This publicized interest inspired him to create his own film company, Boru Productions, whose name is lent to Collin’s interest in historical based fiction.

In addition to creating his own films, Collin has practiced various roles on film sets to land as a highly skilled 1st Assistant Director.

Before working in Film Industry, Collin started his career working in the Oil Industry as Field Engineer after receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Here he worked on large pressure pumping operations but, after a few years, his drive for storytelling inspired him to leave his oilfield career and pursue a path in the film industry.


Collin O’Brien
Boru Productions

Los Angeles, California
Phoenix, Arizona