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Fans Help Rupert Grint's New Film Find a Distributor

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Posted by: sue
October 06, 2009, 09:34 AM

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!

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69 Comments

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Go Rupert Fans! :)

Posted by Linnyish on October 06, 2009, 09:40 AM report to moderator
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Yeah! Never underestmate the Fans power!!! LOL:)

Posted by Jane_Potter on October 06, 2009, 09:52 AM report to moderator
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wow go RG fans!!!
xxxx

Posted by Freya-Storm on October 06, 2009, 09:54 AM report to moderator
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we love you Rupert!

Posted by Freya-Storm on October 06, 2009, 09:55 AM report to moderator
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woohoo! power to the people!

Posted by CharlieNevin on October 06, 2009, 09:58 AM report to moderator
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Yeah!! Fan Power will always fight back! :)

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on October 06, 2009, 09:58 AM report to moderator
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773 Points

wahey! i’m so glad this is getting released, want to see it soooo bad. ah, i love rupert :D

Posted by Sigourney♥ on October 06, 2009, 10:25 AM report to moderator
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Good for Rupert!

Posted by simos girl {WBM} ~Lemon~ on October 06, 2009, 10:31 AM report to moderator
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80450 Points

Well what do you know?… We “Potter People” may actually have some clout in the industry after all…

Posted by Won_Two on October 06, 2009, 11:47 AM report to moderator
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Isn’t it great to hear that someone in the film world listens to the fans!

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on October 06, 2009, 12:21 PM report to moderator
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Well done everyone who made this possible :D

Posted by jenge {Meredith Mooncloud} ~ [ITC!] on October 06, 2009, 12:34 PM report to moderator
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so happy it all worked out…i dunno how many groups i joined for this cause haha!

Posted by levi-OH-sa, not levio-SA [neville♥myhero] on October 06, 2009, 12:43 PM report to moderator
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We fans are awesome!!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on October 06, 2009, 12:45 PM report to moderator
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Looks like a good movie :)

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on October 06, 2009, 12:49 PM report to moderator
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It’s lovely to hear that there is someone out there listening to the fans. Great news.

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on October 06, 2009, 12:55 PM report to moderator
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