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Sunday 21 September 2014

Love/Hate's Jason Barry and brother Glen direct and star in new US film

Published 13/08/2014 | 09:56

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It's a family affair as brothers Jason and Glen Barry have just wrapped up shooting on a new film in the US.

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The movie is called The American Dream and filming took place across Louisiana.

Love/Hate and Titanic star Jason Barry (pictured)had a mammoth involvement in the production as he wrote the screen play, is starring in the movie and is also directing it.

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Jason Barry

"It's a very personal film to me. It's about a guy who has struggles with his family and difficulties with his ex-wife.

"He's gone through a divorce which is very difficult with kids involved," Jason said.

"I hope that people relate to the characters and believe what they're looking at because it came from a real place."

The movie is a collaborative effort between the two brothers with both of them writing and starring in the movie together.

"We all see families fall apart and I believe it's our job as artists to create something that people can relate to," Glen said.

Up-and-coming star Charlene Gleeson, who appears with Glen in upcoming vampire blockbuster Dracula: Untold, which will be released this October, was also involved in writing and stars in the film.

The crew have posted pictures of their travels online while shooting.

Jason is most recently known for his role as IRA gang member Dano in Love/Hate. His character was killed off in a shock twist at the end of last season, where he was murdered off by his own rebel movement.

The Trinity College graduate also recently starred in a film about the establishment of the World Cup and FIFA called United Passions.

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