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‘Fairhaven’ proves a good starting point for local actor-filmmaker

NEW YORK — Tom O’Brien is hoping for a successful career as movie director and actor, but he may not have what it takes.

It’s true, his fresh-faced good looks and athletic build won’t hold him back. Nor will his determination and work ethic, which drove him to co-write, direct, and star in “Fairhaven,” his first feature film, which opens Friday at the Somerville Theatre.

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