Ireland feels Good Vibrations
by Naman Ramachandran
05/09/2011 - The husband and wife directing team Glenn Leyburn and Lisa Barros D’Sa (Cherrybomb) have commenced a five-week shoot in Belfast and Republic of Ireland locations for Good Vibrations.
Written by Colin Carberry and Glenn Patterson, the film recounts the story of Belfast music legend Terri Hooley and stars Richard Dormer (Five Minutes of Heaven [trailer]), Jodie Whittaker (One Day), Liam Cunningham (Hunger [trailer, film focus]), Dylan Moran (A Cock and Bull Story) and Adrian Dunbar (The Crying Game).
BBC Films, Irish Film Board, Northern Ireland Screen, BBC Northern Ireland, Immaculate Conception Films, Matador Pictures and Cinema One are financing. The film is a Canderblinks Film & Music, Revolution Films and Treasure Entertainment production.
Andrew Eaton (The Trip) and Chris Martin (Peacefire) are producing. They said, “We are absolutely delighted to see this project come to fruition. To be able to tell the story of Belfast's godfather of punk, Terri Hooley, and to carry forward the resilience and spirit that was shown throughout the 70’s and 80’s Good Vibrations era. This ethos and spirit has been a major driving force in what we have done and will do as a production.”
The film is Executive Produced by Joe Oppenheimer (BBC Films), Nigel Thomas (Matador Pictures), Bruno Charlesworth (Immaculate Conception Films), Robert Walpole and Rebecca O’Flanagan (Treasure Entertainment).
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