October 20th, 2009, 4:20am-An exclusive interview with Cherrybomb co-director Glenn Leyburn has just been released by Irish society’s provocative and hip online news magazine Hotpress. In his interview Glenn discusses Rupert Grint, the amazing soundtrack of Cherrybomb, and fan support which ultimately helped them secure a release!
“Fans picked up on it very early on,” Leyburn observes. “We were shocked by the number that traveled over for the premiere, which was amazing. Through word of mouth more fans found out about it and set up these websites demanding a general release.”
Glenn explains how important the music has played a part in it’s over-all success and how composer David Holmes was keen to highlight the vitality of the Belfast music scene.
“David’s been involved from the development stages. It was really under his supervision that it turned out the way it did, he’s always been really good at encouraging local Northern Irish bands. We have people like Robyn G. Shiels, Cashier No. 9, The Sabrejets and Twinkranes on there, lots of local artists, which was really important to us and it’s worked absolutely great. The local acts sound fantastic on the film, a few of them are unsigned bands, but the quality of music is just incredible.”
Cherrybomb will be released in 2010 and for all of you wondering we did get confirmation that the official news will be released by the actual distributor and not “The Little Film Company” Some of you were worried and asked why we hadn’t heard anything yet so we thought we would ease your minds with that. We will post the news here as soon as the information is released!
You can read the rest of the interview with Glenn via our press site here.
And remember we still have work to do with the campaign. We need to keep the buzz going for America and the other countries so we all can see the film in our cinemas! Check out our current challenge, and a tad bit more news on CB coming sometime this week.