GOOD VIBRATIONS, from Belfast’s husband and wife directing team of Glenn Leyburn and Lisa Barros d’Sa will have its North American Premiere at SXSW in Austin, Texas on Monday 11th March.
GOOD VIBRATIONS has been selected in the Narrative Spotlight section for high profile narrative features receiving their World, North American or U.S. Premieres at SXSW.
The film will be released in cinemas throughout the UK and Ireland on Friday 29th March.
GOOD VIBRATIONS follows the story of Belfast music legend Terri Hooley, the film stars Richard Dormer in the title role (Five Minutes of Heaven), Jodie Whittaker (One Day), Liam Cunningham (Hunger), Dylan Moran (A Cock and Bull Story) and Adrian Dunbar (The Crying Game).
The GOOD VIBRATIONS key creative team all hail from Northern Ireland including directing team Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn (Cherrybomb). With a script by writers Colin Carberry and Glenn Patterson, it is produced by Andrew Eaton (The Trip) and Chris Martin (Peacefire). David Holmes (Ocean's Eleven) is also on the producing team and will provide the score.
Terri Hooley is a radical, rebel and music-lover in 1970s Belfast. When the bloody conflict known as the Troubles shuts down his city; his friends take sides and take up arms, or leave the country. But Terri decides to open a record shop on the most bombed half-mile in Europe and call it Good Vibrations. It’s a gesture of defiance - but it seems no-one cares. The shop begins to attract a motley band of mouthy kids with a love of loud music and nowhere else to go: Belfast punks. When Terri hears the punk bands play, he hears the lost spirit of his city. Terri has found a mission. He needs to get this music and this energy heard in an outside world that’s written off Belfast. With these bands, he has a shot at resurrecting the city he loves, through the most powerful force he knows: music. Terri and his young punk protégés struggle against the myriad dark forces of the Troubles, and Terri’s own particular urge toward self-destruction, in a bid to create an alternative Ulster, to bring Belfast back to life.
GOOD VIBRATIONS is financed through the Northern Ireland Screen Fund supported by Invest NI and part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
For further information on the GOOD VIBRATIONS North American Premiere and and additional SXSW screening info please visit the SXSW website.