The Vision Behind Cherrybomb, a word with filmmaker Brian Philip Davis.

December 23rd, 2008 7:00 PM: On behalf of the staff here at ICM we want to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas! We are grateful to be apart of such an amazing fan community and we hope all of your holiday wishes come true. 🙂

While we await for the much anticipated Cherrybomb trailer we thought we would share with you a few exclusives.  Staffer Neglo was given the opportunity to speak with Ireland filmmaker Brian Philip Davis who created all the graphics that were scripted for Rupert Grint’s new film Cherrybomb set for release in 2009. Not only did Brian take time to describe the whole visual aspect of Cherrybomb but he did also mention that the trailer is indeed just around the corner and that it was first shown in Belfast at a screening of ‘Freakdog’, a horror film made by the same company Generator.

He says that they are at a picture lock stage, adding music etc so it must be nearly done. (Keep checking the site, it is almost here!)

Now on to the creative process of Cherrybomb. Brian describes what he did to bring the character’s world to life and also said that this movie is much more stylized than other ‘generic’ films he’s  worked on”.

Spoiler Alert: We have also just been informed that Rupert Grint will have a pretty intense “crying” scene in Cherrybomb. We will share more details as they come!

The World of Cherrybomb with Filmmaker Brian Philip Davis

Filmmaker Brian Philip Davis and his  Cherrybomb vision.

“My job as a graphic artist is to create all the graphics that are scripted as well as items to use for background dressing. It’s usually things like posters, signs, newspapers, driving licenses – things that need to be created especially for the world in which the film is set.

‘Cherrybomb’ is set in a contemporary Belfast and as Glenn Leyburn, one of the directors is also a graphic designer, he had very clear ideas on how he wanted my graphics to look. I worked quite closely with him and the production designer David Craig, to get across a very specific style for this film.

Our main location was a leisure centre, the ‘Titanic Leisureplex’ where Rupert’s character is employed. There are some murals on the walls of the complex that become quite iconic by the end. We also had some very contemporary billboards to place around Belfast, depicting a city that is being rebuilt and looking to the future – these are big themes in the film.

All in all we were all working on quite a low budget but from the rushes I’ve seen it looks fantastic – much more stylized than other ‘generic’ films I’ve worked on”.

Brian Philip Davis/Cherrybomb
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100 Comments to "The Vision Behind Cherrybomb, a word with filmmaker Brian Philip Davis."

December 23rd, 2008 at 10:40 PM

Trailers always show some of the best parts of the film and on top of that the trailers from this company are pretty lenghty, so we aren’t talking stupid teaser stuff like with HP. Wooo-hoooooo.

December 23rd, 2008 at 10:41 PM

I’ll probably instantly be making animations and graphics of it.

December 23rd, 2008 at 10:43 PM

We wouldn’t expect anything less from you, Laura. 😉

December 23rd, 2008 at 10:44 PM

God any day……………you do realise that I’m gonna have to mentally prepare myself each day I wake up just in case the trailer will pop up. *rofl*

December 23rd, 2008 at 10:52 PM

My hands are shaking…. This film is a REALLY big deal. Its finally dawning on me… 🙁

December 23rd, 2008 at 10:54 PM

Well, you made need to because this trailer will make everyone else here go utterly batshit! We’re depending on you to keep your cool and deliver the goods, Laura. lol Once we all awaken from the CB coma, of course.

I’m surprised no one’s hollered this in a while. Dude, where did all of the Cherrybomb cheerleaders go?

CHCHCHCHERRYBOMB!!!!! *flings her cherry red pom-poms in every direction and bounces around cheerfully.*

December 23rd, 2008 at 11:00 PM



December 23rd, 2008 at 11:04 PM


I had the vision of Kim Nixon doing this cheer because she was a cheerleader in one of her movies ha ha.

December 23rd, 2008 at 11:05 PM

give me the C!
give me the H!

December 23rd, 2008 at 11:14 PM

Are you really Karin? I am drinking Chocolate Belgium wine, need I say more. good night.

December 23rd, 2008 at 11:20 PM

Did I say good night lol? WTF? NO! I am up!

December 23rd, 2008 at 11:28 PM

Yeah it is a good night, it is ok i know you are drinking with your santa hat on. It happens.

Is there anything he doesn’t done yet? Hmmm right well he hasn’t played a sick dying patient yet so he’s still got more to do lol.

December 23rd, 2008 at 11:31 PM

He can just guest star on House for that, then it would be HOTNESS OVERLOAD! I’m about to go pour some whiskey in my eggnog and join yall drinking 🙂

December 23rd, 2008 at 11:38 PM

i just made a cheesy thread on the forums lol.

December 24th, 2008 at 12:26 AM

wow i go christmas shoppin for a day then come back to this squeeee!!!… & i;m know i’m late for the cheer but
GIMME A C GIMME AN H.. well ya get the point 🙂

December 24th, 2008 at 12:29 AM

“…depicting a city that is being rebuilt and looking to the future – these are big themes in the film.”

^ What do you all think that means in relation to the storylines in the movie?

December 24th, 2008 at 12:42 AM

I am dying to see Rupert’s intense crying scene. OMG. *flails*

December 24th, 2008 at 1:01 AM

Is everybody alive?

December 24th, 2008 at 1:13 AM

Hey just wondering, but was it Brian Philip Davis who told you guys about the crying scene or did you find that out from someone else?
Anyways thanks for the exclusive.

December 24th, 2008 at 1:23 AM

Yes Kailey, Brian told this information directly to our staffer Neglo. No middleman, straight from the source to her. 🙂

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