In the early ‘90s, writer John Healy was everywhere – on TV, in the papers, being interviewed, reviewed, profiled. He had many qualities that made him appealing to the media, but the most attractive one was a sense of danger. As well as being an award-winning author and the subject of an award-winning feature film, John Healy had a history of violence.
Barbaric Genius chronicles one man’s journey from violent oblivion, through redemption and acceptance, then back to where he started out. It tells a story about what it’s like to be London-Irish, freakishly talented but cursed with an inability to escape your circumstances.
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Paul Duane has created an enthralling documentary portrait of former criminal and tournament chess player John Healy.