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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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428 Points

Good job fans… keep it up.. every artist deserve to be seen on the big screen…

Posted by alegria35 on October 07, 2009, 09:11 AM report to moderator
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Wow.

Posted by blue4t on October 07, 2009, 09:32 AM report to moderator
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good job fans!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on October 07, 2009, 10:22 AM report to moderator
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Wicked xD

Posted by humbert0 on October 07, 2009, 10:48 AM report to moderator
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3560 Points

That is so cool.

Posted by Brosia, OoM 2 [WBM] on October 07, 2009, 11:23 AM report to moderator
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Fans can do so much when they get together like that.

Posted by Brosia, OoM 2 [WBM] on October 07, 2009, 11:23 AM report to moderator
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1579 Points

im so happy to hear that this worked out!!!
go fans! : )

Posted by Beckster235 on October 07, 2009, 02:00 PM report to moderator
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90 Points

dang, RG fans are powerful!! not that im not a fan lol

Posted by Ruby Hagrid {WBM} on October 07, 2009, 02:28 PM report to moderator
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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.

Posted by Scribbled [WBM] on October 07, 2009, 03:44 PM report to moderator
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879 Points

this is cute. Good job, Rupert fans!

Posted by deadtree ♥WBM♥ on October 07, 2009, 04:49 PM report to moderator
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Excellent!! I’m so happy about this!! The common people have the power!!

Posted by HBPFan [ITC!] - CatPhoenix14 on October 08, 2009, 03:18 AM report to moderator
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2570 Points

wow dedicated fans

Posted by madman1277 on October 08, 2009, 03:22 AM report to moderator
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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.

Posted by TheGriff [ROAR!] on October 08, 2009, 03:48 AM report to moderator
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yay!!! i really want to see this film! :D

Posted by justanargle on October 08, 2009, 05:46 AM report to moderator
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Woooo! never under estimate a RG fan!!!!!!!

Posted by MelissaSan on October 08, 2009, 11:55 AM report to moderator
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