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Glenn Leyburn

Director

Glenn became a filmmaker after working successfully for many years as a graphic designer, predominantly in the music industry. He is known in particular for his collaborations with soundtrack composer and music producer David Holmes. Glenn started out designing album covers and subsequently became a record label art director, he has also directed several music promos. This ongoing collaboration led Glenn, David and Lisa Barros D’Sa to set up their production company Canderblinks Film and Music.

 

Glenn and Lisa’s debut directorial short film and Canderblinks’ first production, ‘The 18th Electricity Plan’, premiered at the LA Shorts Film Festival and went on to play in festivals around the world, winning awards at The Cork International Film Festival and Galway Film Fleadh. Their feature film debut, ‘Cherrybomb’, starring Rupert Grint, Robert Sheehan and Kimberley Nixon had its world premiere in competition at the 2009 Berlinale Generations. It went on to win the Belfast Film Festival Audience Award that year, and was subsequently bought by Indi Vision/Universal Pictures for distribution in the UK. In 2012 Glenn and Lisa completed their second feature, ‘Good Vibrations’, an uplifting drama/biopic about Belfast’s punk scene in the 70s. A Canderblinks co-production with Revolution Films London, the film was also made with BBC Films, Irish Film Board and NI Screen. ‘Good Vibrations’ opened both the Belfast Film Festival and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2012. It has won awards this year at the Galway Film Fleadh and the Belfast Film Festival and has garnered excellent reviews as well as praise from critic Mark Kermode who gave it his Film of the Year award and filmmakers Ron Howard and Mark Cousins.

 

The Canderblinks team continues to develop a full slate of new feature film projects.

Credits

FEATURE FILM
Date: 2019
Production (role):
ORDINARY LOVE (Director / Executive Producer)
Company:
Canderbinks Film and Music, Out of Orbit
Project details:
Directed alongside Lisa Barros D'Sa.

Written by Owen McCafferty.

Starring Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson.
Date: 2013
Production (role):
THE GOOD MAN (Executive Producer)
Company:
Soda Pictures
Project details:
Written and directed by Phil Harrison.
Date: 2012
Production (role):
GOOD VIBRATIONS (Director)
Company:
Canderbinks Film and Music, Revolution Films
Project details:
Directed alongside Lisa Barros D'Sa.

Screenplay by Colin Carberry and Glenn Patterson.

Starring Jodie Whittaker and Liam Cunningham.
Date: 2009
Production (role):
CHERRYBOMB (Director)
Company:
Generator Entertainment, Green Park Films, Octagon Films, Screen Ireland
Project details:
Directed alongside Lisa Barros D'Sa.

Written by Daragh Carville.

Starring Rupert Grint, Robert Sheehan and James Nesbitt.
SHORTS
Date: 2015
Production (role):
CLEANSED (Executive Producer)
Company:
Canderbinks Film and Music
Project details:
Written and directed by Paul Caddell.
Date: 2014
Production (role):
I AM HERE (Executive Producer)
Company:
Canderbinks Film and Music
Project details:
Directed by David Holmes.

Starring Liam Cunningham, Michelle Fairley and Edward Hogg.
Date: 2006
Production (role):
THE 18TH ELECTRICITY PLAN (Director)
Company:
Hotshot Films, Canderbinks Film and Music
Project details:
Directed alongside Lisa Barros D'Sa.

Starring Lalor Roddy, Frank McCuster and Charlene McKenna.
Date: 1997
Production (role):
THE BITCH HAS GOTTA HAVE IT (Him)
Company:
Six Pack Films
Project details:
Drama short written and directed by Damien Elliott.
DOCUMENTARY
Date: 2015
Production (role):
I AM BELFAST (Executive Producer)
Company:
Canderbinks Film and Music, Hopscotch Films
Project details:
Written and directed by Mark Cousins.
TELEVISION
Date: 2012
Production (role):
DÍAS DE CINE (Self)
Company:
Televisión Española (TVE)

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): ORDINARY LOVE (Director / Executive Producer)
    Company: Canderbinks Film and Music, Out of Orbit
    Project details: Directed alongside Lisa Barros D'Sa.

    Written by Owen McCafferty.

    Starring Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson.
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): THE GOOD MAN (Executive Producer)
    Company: Soda Pictures
    Project details: Written and directed by Phil Harrison.
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): GOOD VIBRATIONS (Director)
    Company: Canderbinks Film and Music, Revolution Films
    Project details: Directed alongside Lisa Barros D'Sa.

    Screenplay by Colin Carberry and Glenn Patterson.

    Starring Jodie Whittaker and Liam Cunningham.
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): CHERRYBOMB (Director)
    Company: Generator Entertainment, Green Park Films, Octagon Films, Screen Ireland
    Project details: Directed alongside Lisa Barros D'Sa.

    Written by Daragh Carville.

    Starring Rupert Grint, Robert Sheehan and James Nesbitt.
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): CLEANSED (Executive Producer)
    Company: Canderbinks Film and Music
    Project details: Written and directed by Paul Caddell.
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): I AM HERE (Executive Producer)
    Company: Canderbinks Film and Music
    Project details: Directed by David Holmes.

    Starring Liam Cunningham, Michelle Fairley and Edward Hogg.
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): THE 18TH ELECTRICITY PLAN (Director)
    Company: Hotshot Films, Canderbinks Film and Music
    Project details: Directed alongside Lisa Barros D'Sa.

    Starring Lalor Roddy, Frank McCuster and Charlene McKenna.
  • Date: 1997
    Production (role): THE BITCH HAS GOTTA HAVE IT (Him)
    Company: Six Pack Films
    Project details: Drama short written and directed by Damien Elliott.
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): I AM BELFAST (Executive Producer)
    Company: Canderbinks Film and Music, Hopscotch Films
    Project details: Written and directed by Mark Cousins.
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): DÍAS DE CINE (Self)
    Company: Televisión Española (TVE)

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