for immediate release – june
PRESS RELEASE – ENTERTAINMENT
is now available on DVD
Independent filmmaker Jeff Palmer is celebrating
the release of the feature-length film On the Fringe with a
Special Edition DVD. This mill-town movie, shot in Dover and the
Seacoast area of New Hampshire, originally premiered in 2001 at
Dover’s Strand Cinema and has since then only been available on VHS.
The all-new Director’s Cut still features the same regional talents as
before and now includes never-before-seen footage with new characters
and new scenes as well as digitally mastered sound and image.
When Palmer, a Keene State College film studies
graduate, did not land the highly coveted and ever elusive distribution
deal with a big L.A. company, he instead decided to step up and
self-finance this part of the process.
“It’s my way of celebrating a project that I
really believe in,” Palmer explains of his decision to release the DVD
on his own dollar. “The folks who were part of this production deserve
their work out there and self-distribution was the only way.”
Having been compared to Hollywood hits like Garden
State and Good Will Hunting, the New Hampshire-made movie On
the Fringe stars seacoast actors Dan Clay, Jerry Howe, Michael
Walsh, Matt Magennis, Bill Humphreys, Debra Martuscello Wiley, Jewel
Davis and also features performances from Kristen Vermilyea, Cathy
Sanborn-Street, Jeff Fritz, Stewart Brown, Shawn Crapo, Dan Crane and many others.
This Special Edition DVD contains over 90 minutes
of bonus material which includes: outtakes, deleted scenes, commentary,
behind-the-scenes photos, the Strand Cinema premiere, director
interviews, a near-death accident retold and more.
“It’s not like I haven’t taken this sort of
chance before,” he continues. “No matter how the cards fall, this is
an exciting step in the filmmaking process. I couldn’t be happier.”
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