Harvey O’Brien is currently Head of Film Studies at University College Dublin. He the author of numerous articles and books chapters, relating to film and is a frequent contributor to Irish radio on the subject. He has also authored Action Movies: The Cinema of Striking Back (Columbia University Press, 2012), The Real Ireland: The Evolution of Ireland in Documentary Film (Manchester, 2004) and co-edited Keeping it Real: Irish Film and Television (Wallflower, 2004).