Colin Broderick is a Northern Irish author and documentary filmmaker living in Manhattan. His first memoir Orangutan , Random House, details the first twenty years he spent living in New York City, drinking, working construction and attempting to formulate his life as a writer. A feature-length documentary of the same name,Orangutan , detailing the author’s life, is currently in production. Broderick who is originally from County Tyrone Northern Ireland has lived in New York City for over twenty years. “So many of the black sheep of the world end up here. That’s part of what makes it the stimulating vibrant melting pot that it is. We finally have somewhere we belong.”
Broderick’s play, Father Who, had a successful three-week run at the Macalla Theatre Company in the Bronx. His second play Spudmunchers had a successful run in New York 2012 and starred Irish boxer John Duddy in his first major acting role since retiring from professional boxing in 2011. Broderick also filmed, directed and starred in his first short movie “Smile”. He describes it as a “poem of loneliness.” He also optioned his first screenplay “The Starfarm,” a movie currently in production.
Broderick’s follow-up memoir “That’s That,” detailing his childhood growing up in Northern Ireland was published May 2013, by Broadway Books, Random House. Colin’s work has been published in The New York Times, Poets & Writers, Writer’s Digest, and Rattapalax.