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Colin Broderick

Author, Playwright, Filmmaker

COLIN BRODERICK was raised Irish Catholic in the heart of Northern Ireland. In 1988, at the age of twenty, he moved to the Bronx to drink, work construction, and pursue his dream of becoming a writer. For the next twenty years, as he drank himself into oblivion: there were failed marriages, car wrecks, hospitals and jail cells. Few people who have been a slave to an addiction as vicious, destructive, and unrelenting as Broderick’s have lived to tell their tale.

Broderick's most recent work includes, A Bend in the River, an exploration of lingering trauma. The film is set in County Tyrone, Broderick's Irish home locale and features actors John Duddy and Kathy Kiera Clarke along with beautiful cinematography by Shane Kelly

Broderick has also recently rereleased the Writing Irish of New York which contains a series of essays from some of the best contemporary Irish American talent writing on their literary life in America's greatest city

Nov. 22, 2021

S3E6: Colin Broderick - Searing Storyteller of the Irish

Colin Broderick likes to tell stories, needs to tell them, be they dark, dank, and dangerous, be they bright, affirming, and knowing. It’s all there in his new film A Bend in the River , his highly personal tale of …

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