BLAG MAGAZINE FEATURING RUPERT GRINT AND HIS BREAKOUT FILM ‘CHERRYBOMB’
EXCLUSIVE COVER AND 20 PAGE PORTFOLIO FEATURE
VOLUME 3 Nø 1
CHERRYBOMB is a Teen Romance starring Rupert Grint, Robert Sheehan, Kimberley Nixon and James Nesbitt. The film is the debut of co-directors Glenn Leyburn and Lisa Barros D’Sa, and was written by Daragh Carville. Shot on location in Northern Ireland, it is the second picture from UK-based producers, Mark Huffam and Simon Bosanquet’s Generator Entertainment. CHERRYBOMB was produced in association with Northern Ireland Screen and with the participation of the Irish Film Board, and features a score by acclaimed Belfast-based Hollywood composer, David Holmes.
The experience of shooting CHERRYBOMB was a world away from the lavish sets and big budgets of Harry Potter. “I really enjoy it because it is a totally different world,” says Rupert Grint. “I think we do get a bit spoilt on Harry Potter. I really prefer the pace of these sorts of films – on this one you do maybe seven scenes a day – so it moves really quickly. It’s exciting.” The three leads quickly developed a rapport in an extensive period of early rehearsals,
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Now in its third volume, BLAG is relaunching as a deluxe Bi-Annual, taking traditional print and coffee-table books as inspiration, to create a truly collectable item. “For the first Bi-Annual, we wanted to present today’s most exciting and skilled talents in a classic way. It was a real honour to shoot Rupert in his first styled shoot at this stage in his career. It’s the icing on the cake for us.” said Sarah.
“Vol.3 Nø 1 is very much inspired by iconic Hollywood with a British swagger and touch of rebellion. Rupert, in this new light is the perfect headliner.” added Sally.
BLAG is the co-creation of Sally A. and Sarah J. Edwards. What started as a fanzine put together while studying at sixth form, BLAG has become one of the most important magazines of its kind with Sally and Sarah still respectively designing, shooting and both writing the majority of its content. Cover stars in the past have included James McAvoy; Ioan Gruffudd; Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody; as well as iconic music acts – N.E.R.D; Outkast and The Beastie Boys with Franz Ferdinand sharing the double cover placement with Rupert Grint for the debut Bi-Annual.
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