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23rd March 2013

bula quo

Hot on the heels of their recent sell out reunion tour with ex-members John Coghlan and Alan Lancaster, Status Quo stalwarts Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt are set to star in their debut feature film due for release in July 2013.

Titled 'Bula Quo' the film, which was produced and directed by Stuart St Paul ('The Krays' and 'Aliens'), is an action adventure story filmed on location in Fiji and co-stars Laura Aikman ('Keith Lemon – The Film'), Jon Lovitz ('Saturday Night Live', 'Two and a Half Men'), and Craig Fairbrass (BBC TV’s 'Eastenders').

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In the film, Rossi and Parfitt both witness a murder and go on the run with their manager, Simon (Fairbrass), and Caroline (Aikman) while being pursued by Wilson (Lovitz) and the members of the Press who are eager for a story.

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Francis Rossi commented, "The one thing Quo fans know is to expect the unexpected. Of course, Rick and I have already acted in Coronation Street, one of the biggest TV shows on the planet, so this should be no trouble at all! According to management..."

"Once I found out that we weren't going to be shooting anywhere cold, I was all for it" adds Rick Parfitt, "This is an amazing chance for us to do something new and we're all really excited."

The film is the first production from the newly incepted Status Quo Films (Fiji) Ltd, and is also supported by the Fiji Audio Visual Commission (FAVC). Stuart St. Paul said: "We have been made to feel so welcome by everyone. Fiji isn't just a paradise because of its location; it is also because of the wonderful islanders who cannot do enough for us. The production team is grateful for the support from the Fiji Government and Tourism Fiji without which none of this would be possible."

A soundtrack to accompany the film is also expected later in the year, which features some remixed versions of Quo classics like 'Rocking All Over The World' and 'Down Down' as well as some tracks penned specifically for the film like 'Go Go Go', 'Looking Out For Caroline' and the title track.

Status Quo are currently heading to Australia for a series of live shows here:
Saturday 23rd March – West Coast Blues n' Roots, Freemantle Park, Perth
Wednesday 27th March – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Thursday 28th March – Convention Centre, Brisbane
Saturday 30th March – Bluesfest, Byron Bay
Sunday 31st March – Deni Blues & Roots Festival, Deniliquin
Tuesday 2nd April – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Wednesday 3rd April – Palais Theatre, Melbourne

Status Quo are:
Francis Rossi – Vocals/Lead Guitar
Rick Parfitt – Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
John 'Rhino' Edwards - Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
Andrew Bown – Keyboards/Backing Vocals
Matthew Letley - Drums

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