Fans Help Rupert Grint’s New Film Find a Distributor

556

Oct 06, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Never underestimate the power of the fan, as witnessed with the new film “Cherrybomb” starring Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley). Scores of you let us know that the film will now apparently be seen in theaters after an awareness campaign by fans helped the producers catch the attention of an unnamed American distribution company. The BBC reports that:

“Fans set up an online petition for its release, and lobbied the industry in an attempt to drum up interest.Producers now say a distribution deal has been signed, and the Belfast-set movie should be released in 2010. Grint, 21, previously said was delighted by the fan campaign, which was dreamt up by a website called Ice Cream Man.”I am backing this campaign wholeheartedly,” he said.”I’m
delighted by the huge support the film has already received on the
official Facebook page and other sites on the web and am so grateful to
my fans in particular, who have travelled the world to support the film
at festivals and preview screenings.” Film producer Simon Bosanquet, from Britain’s Generator Entertainment, also paid tribute to Grint’s fans.”With a lot of independent films, it is hard to get them noticed,” he told the BBC News website.”Rupert Grint has a very dedicated fanbase and it was very much down to them that this started.”

Caution to parents: This film most certainly is not for children, as it contains scenes depicting violence, sex and obvious drug taking. Having said that, you can learn more about this film via the official site.

Thanks to everyone who owled!





69 Responses to Fans Help Rupert Grint’s New Film Find a Distributor

Avatar ImageLinnyish says: Go Rupert Fans! :)Avatar ImageJane_Potter says: Yeah! Never underestmate the Fans power!!! LOL:)Avatar Imageluna.quibbler says: wow go RG fans!!! xxxxAvatar Imageluna.quibbler says: we love you Rupert!Avatar ImageCharlieNevin says: woohoo! power to the people!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Yeah!! Fan Power will always fight back! :) Avatar ImageSigourney1990 says: wahey! i'm so glad this is getting released, want to see it soooo bad. ah, i love rupert :DAvatar Imagesimos says: Good for Rupert!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Well what do you know?... We "Potter People" may actually have some clout in the industry after all...Avatar Imagemoglet says: Isn't it great to hear that someone in the film world listens to the fans!Avatar Imagejenge says: Well done everyone who made this possible :DAvatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: so happy it all worked out...i dunno how many groups i joined for this cause haha!Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: We fans are awesome!!Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Looks like a good movie :)Avatar Imagemoglet says: It's lovely to hear that there is someone out there listening to the fans. Great news.Avatar Imageceline1fan says: Wow! Rupert, I love your hair! You've always looked good, but you are much more handsome now! Congrats on your movie!Avatar Imagealicia00 says: that is cool the he is doing different filmsAvatar ImageScarStruck says: YAY rupert!!!Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: GREAT JOB FANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageCatherine says: awesome! yeah never underestimate some serious fans!!! hehe!Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: RUPERT IS SO COOL!!!!!!!! Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Rupert sounds really grateful to the fans, its really nice to hear!Avatar Imagekyramp says: Yay! go Rupert fans!Avatar ImageGenine_Malfoy says: Heh, in this photo he looks like a young Lucius Vorenus from HBO's Rome series.Avatar ImageMatea says: YAY! best news ever! I signed the petition! YAY Cherrybomb!!!Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: fans can do alot :DAvatar Imagepfowlerp says: Just goes to show you can't under estimate the power of the fans!!!Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: This is such great news ... finally this movie is going to be released. Rupert and the fans rock :)Avatar Imagesmilemichael says: Go Rupert fans!!! Totally.Avatar Imagenox avis says: the movie looks awesome. go rupert ! lol :) Avatar Imagehpfan20 says: Yay!!! I'm so glad that it's going to be released! Woo hoo!!Avatar Imagemoony_lupin says: Great to hear it has got a distributor now. I'll definitely go and see it when its out. Avatar Imageele0206 says: I signed the petition many times... I'm so happy to hear these news!!Avatar ImageFonty says: Well, it says something about the movie "industry" that certain movies which have successfully crossed the hurdle of actually getting made have then to suffer from lack of distribution. And it says something about the real power of actors and directors - or in most cases the lack of power.Avatar Imageginevrapotter07 says: Go fan power! :)Avatar ImageMarron says: will watch this movieAvatar ImageBlatcher914 says: I have been really wanting to see this movie, so glad i might be very soon, 2010's going to be a good year :)Avatar ImageTamyris says: Oh! You´re welcome,Rupes! We love you! Btw,the film sounds awesome!! We ought to help you! Rupes,you are fantastic! Now,tell me this movie is coming to Brazil! Please!!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: YAYYYY! :DAvatar Imagepotterforpresident says: Whoo! Go Rupert fans!Avatar ImageFifi says: I know this movie were going to be really good and the fans doing the petition and everything, it just makes me think, wow. : )Avatar Imagemuggle118 says: really wanna go see thisAvatar Imagehermionerules1844 says: Harry Potter fans are the best! The movie is not for kids. Parents should not complain. They need to realize that the actors are adults now and can act in any movie they want to.Avatar Imagemjkalldaway says: hope i can see the movie! i really like Rupert!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I am delighted to hear that this film is being more widely distributed and hope that I am able to see it soon!Avatar Imagealegria35 says: Good job fans... keep it up.. every artist deserve to be seen on the big screen...Avatar Imageblue4t says: Wow. Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: good job fans!Avatar Imagehumbert0 says: Wicked xDAvatar ImageBrosia23 says: That is so cool.Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: Fans can do so much when they get together like that.Avatar ImageBeckster235 says: im so happy to hear that this worked out!!! go fans! : )Avatar ImageRubyHagrid says: dang, RG fans are powerful!! not that im not a fan lolAvatar ImageScribbled says: Though I'm not a huge Rupert fan myself, I think it's wonderful that someone out there is listening to the fans. As Sue already pointed out, never underestimate the power of a fan. Avatar Imagedeadtree says: this is cute. Good job, Rupert fans!Avatar ImageHBPFan says: Excellent!! I'm so happy about this!! The common people have the power!!Avatar Imagemadman1277 says: wow dedicated fansAvatar ImageTheGriff says: haha Ice cream man, still makes me laugh that he bought an ice cream van. I love the power of fans! Especially Harry Potter fans....they literally can change the world! Can't wait to see this when it comes out.Avatar Imagejustanargle says: yay!!! i really want to see this film! :D Avatar Imagemelmonster says: Woooo! never under estimate a RG fan!!!!!!!Avatar ImageKC Nox says: yay fans! I'm happy cause I want to see this movie!!Avatar Imagehp931 says: Love you Rubert your'e before dan on my people to met befor i die list (jo is frist)Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: yeah! so awesome. :DAvatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: awesum :)Avatar Imagewing says: love RGAvatar Imagewing says: love RGAvatar Imagewing says: love RGAvatar Imagewing says: love RGAvatar Imagewing says: love RG

Write a Reply or Comment

The Leaky Cauldron is not associated with J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., or any of the individuals or companies associated with producing and publishing Harry Potter books and films.