Hitchin-based DVD to hit the shelves

A TRIO of Comet country record producers will see their �5,000 budget DVD hit the shelves of the shops this summer, after signing a lucrative deal with a renowned distribution company.

Sean Vincent, Dan Peters and Rick Wilde from Hitchin-based dance label Sonic Hub Records made their first feature film 'Shoot The DJ', which stars music icons Tony Hadley and Kim Wilde.

The film, which follows a pair of record producers who turn to drug dealing when their music career flails, has been snapped up by 4Digitial Media following a year of promoting it across Europe.

It means it will be available to buy in shops across the country, including HMV, Tesco and Asda.

"We all work in the music business and have lots of interesting contacts," said Sean.

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"When we asked Tony, he was happy to get involved. We got by on our budget by asking for lots of favours.

"The whole thing took us three years, when we thought it would take three weeks! It was mainly because people were doing it for free, so we had to fit filming in when they were available. It certainly was all worth it though."

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The film, which was shot locally in Hitchin and Stevenage, features a 60-strong cast, all of whom volunteered for free.

Originally released and promoted by the company themselves a year ago, it will now undergo remastering and an update to its artwork, ready for the big release in July.

Work has now also begun on a new �150,000 project ‘Their Law', with filming scheduled to get underway in October.

The company are currently in the process of seeking funding for the feature length crime thriller, and will visit Cannes in May to try and secure some of it.

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