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Cherrybomb begins Belfast shoot

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Cherrybomb begins Belfast shoot

Co-directors Glen Leyburn and Lisa Barros D’Sa have begun principal photography in Belfast on their debut feature Cherrybomb. The film features Rupert Grint (the Harry Potter films), Kimberley Nixon (Wild Child) and Robert Sheehan (TV’s The Tudors).

The film deals with a tumultuous summer in the lives of best friends Malachy and Luke, whose lives are changed forever with the arrival of troubled beauty Michelle. The race for her affections leads the boys to perform some dangerous deeds. Leyburn and Barros D’Sa are filming from a screenplay by Daragh Carville (Middletown).

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The co-directors said, “At heart, Cherrybomb questions our notion of male loyalty and what happens when this bond is tested as female desire and rivalry comes into play. We are thrilled with our casting and look forward to shooting the film in and around Belfast over the coming weeks.”

Cherrybomb is the second film from Mark Huffam and Simon Bosanquet’s Generator Entertainment, after Paddy Breathnach’s Freakdog. They have partnered with Belfast producer Michael Casey’s Green Park Films, who developed the project with Brian Kirk, and James Flynn’s Dublin-based Octagon Films. David Holmes (Out of Sight, Ocean’s Eleven) will score the film.

Huffam said, “Daragh Carville’s Belfast-set script gives a cool, contemporary twist to the traditional buddy-movie, set squarely against the backdrop of a city in the process of rebuilding its identity – it’s perfect material for Glen and Lisa’s fresh and original talents.”

Financing is from the Irish Film Board, Northern Ireland Screen, BBC Northern Ireland and the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland. Robbie Little’s The Little Film Company is handling international sales.

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