“People aren't really branding themselves as much any more as just an actor, just a director, just a writer. I think it's becoming hugely popular for people to kind of just mix roles and try everything.”
"THERE was much delight in Limerick when a local director was featured among the nominees for the Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs)."
"Writer/director/actor Laura O'Shea is someone in full control of her craft. The assured direction, pacing and lightness of touch with such a difficult topic in Wednesday's Child was particularly impressive."
"Laura has made a huge step and has recently signed with United Agents, London’s leading literacy and talent agency. The prestigious United Agents have represented a wide range of notable people, including Kate Winslet, Kiera Knightley, Tom Hardy and Olivia Coleman."
"What follows contains the slow-building dread of a good horror film, but this is real life. "
“I think the work I make as a director is certainly driven towards human connection. A lot of the stories I write and direct are structured as a day in the life, often following character arcs over a short period of time. I’m interested in finding the extraordinary in the ordinary and making that feel as real as possible”
"The film has been compared visually a lot to ‘Fish Tank’ by Andrea Arnold, which I am more than okay with."
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"I think that good filmmaking is giving people a chance to see themselves on screen. Sometimes it’s in ways they may have never expected. "
"The screenplay was inspired and adapted from the bestselling book ‘WEDNESDAY’S CHILD’ written by author and child protection worker Shane Dunphy. The book is based on true events of his life working with vulnerable families."
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“'Wednesday’s Child' is a painting of broad strokes. It not only show’s that O’Shea feels confident behind the camera, but that, once again, she excels at perfecting the heart and soul of her subjects. "