for immediate release – june 2, 2006


On the Fringe 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.”

The Special Edition DVD of On the Fringe is available online only at and For more information,

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