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Sunday 20 August 2017

Amy writes herself into leading role

Amy Huberman
Amy Huberman

Actress Amy Huberman has praised her husband Brian O'Driscoll for the support he showed her while she was busy writing new feature film Bolt.

Based on Huberman's 2012 novel I Wished for You the film tells the story of a young woman who leaves her partner to can escape the reality and responsibilities of adulthood.

Huberman will play the lead role in the film, which is due to go into production next year.

She wrote the majority of the script late at night leaving O'Driscoll on early morning daddy duty.

"I love writing at night and then catching up on sleep the following day. I find I'm most creative at night," she told the Herald.

"I did that (when I was writing Bolt) and Brian was very good getting up at the crack of dawn. "Writing a script is very different from writing a book," Huberman said. "The book is a tangible thing; you know it will be out in six months time.

"As an actress I'm used to things not working out [in the film industry]. It might happen, it might not, but writing a screenplay is something I always thought I would do."

The film is being produced by Irish production company Treasure Entertainment, which made 2013 comedy The Stag in which Huberman starred as bride-to-be Ruth.

Huberman has completed the first draft of Bolt and producer Rebecca O'Flanagan describes it as a "warm and witty" screenplay. Talks are taking place with several directors.

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