Five-week shoot on UK-Irish co-production gets underway in Belfast.
Principal photography on Terri Hooley biopic Good Vibrations has begun in Belfast and Republic of Ireland.
Richard Dormer plays Tooley (Five Minutes Of Heaven), with Jodie Whittaker (One Day) [pictured], Liam Cunningham (Hunger), Dylan Moran (A Cock and Bull Story) and Adrian Dunbar (The Crying Game) co-starring.
Glenn Leyburn and Lisa Barros D’Sa direct from a script by Glenn Patterson and Colin Carberry.
The film follows Belfast’s Godfather of Punk Hooley as he sets up his famous record-shop and label Good Vibrations (responsible for The Undertones and The Outcasts among others) against the backdrop of Northern Ireland’s troubles.
The Works is handling international sales on the film backed by BBC Films, Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board, Northern Ireland Screen, BBC Northern Ireland, Immaculate Conception Films, Matador Pictures and Cinema One. Good Vibrations is a Canderblinks Film & Music, Revolution Films and Treasure Entertainment production.
Producers Andrew Eaton and Chris Martin said: “We are absolutely delighted to see this project come to fruition. To be able to tell the story of Belfast’s godfather of punk, Terri Hooley, and to carry forward the resilience and spirit that was shown throughout the ’70s and ’80s Good Vibrations era. This ethos and spirit has been a major driving force in what we have done and will do as a production.”