Good Vibrations

Northern Ireland, 2012

Directors: Glenn Leyburn, Lisa Barros D’Sa; screenplay: Colin Carberry, Glenn Patterson; cinematography: Ivan McCullough; editing: Nick Emerson; music: David Holmes; casting: Georgia Simeson; producers: Chris MartinAndrew EatonDavid Holmes, Mark Butler; production companies: Canderblinks Film, Revolution Films, Treasure Entertainment; Irish location: Down, Louth; running time: 105’

Cast: Richard Dormer, Jodie Whittaker, Karl Johnson, Liam Cunningham, Mark Ryder, Adrian Dunbar, David Wilmot, Dylan Moran, Killian Scott.

 

Synopsis

Terri Hooley is a radical, rebel and music-lover in 1970s Belfast when the bloody conflict known as the Troubles shuts down his city. As all his friends take sides and take up arms, Terri opens a record shop on the most bombed half-mile in Europe and calls it Good Vibrations. Through it he discovers a compelling voice of resistance in the city’s nascent underground punk scene. Galvanising the young musicians into action, he becomes the leader of a motley band of kids and punks who join him in his mission to create a new community, an Alternative Ulster, to bring his city back to life.

Based on the true stories of Terri Hooley