Irish feature film ‘Good Vibrations’ will receive its Irish premiere on May 31 as part of the Belfast Film Festival. Directed by Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn (Cherrybomb), the feature will be screened in Belfast’s Ulster Hall as the festival’s opening film.
‘Good Vibrations’ tells the story of Belfast music legend Terri Hooley, played by Richard Dormer (Five Minutes of Heaven, A Mighty Celt), who opened up a record shop named Good Vibrations on the most bombed half-mile in Europe during the Troubles.
A co-production between Belfast’s Canderblinks Film & Music, London’s Revolution Films and Dublin’s Treasure Entertainment, it has just finished post-production at Screen Scene in Dublin.
Aside from Dormer, the cast also includes Jodie Whittaker (Perrier’s Bounty), Dylan Moran (The Actors) and Kerr Logan (Game of Thrones).
The script was written by Colin Carberry and Glenn Patterson, with Andrew Eaton (The Trip), Chris Martin (Peacefire,) and musician David Holmes producing.
Production design was handled by Derek Wallace (The General, In The Name of The Father) while Catherine Geary (Hunger) was the location manager. DOP on the shoot was Ivan McCullough (The Eclipse).
Nick Emerson edited the film at Screen Scene with Warren Dowling finishing. Helen Sheridan was first assistant editor, Michelle Cuniffe was the dialogue editor and Ken Galvin provided the sound mix. Nikki Moss was the supervising sound editor.
Executive producers on the feature include Joe Oppenheimer for BBC Films, Bruno Charlesworth from Immaculate Conception Films, Nigel Thomas from Matador Pictures and Treasure Entertainment's Robert Walpole and Rebecca O’Flanagan.
‘Good Vibrations’ received funding from BBC Films, Irish Film Board, Northern Ireland Screen, BBC Northern Ireland, Immaculate Conception Films, Matador Pictures and Cinema One.
The Belfast Film Festival will run over May 31 to June 10 with the programme for the festival set to be officially launched on May 9.