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Status Quo get deeper down in Sussex
7:10am Saturday 8th September 2012 in News
By John Herring
Rock legends Status Quo went Down Down as they filmed underwater scenes in Sussex.
Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt were at Hastings Blue Reef aquarium to film shots for their new movie 'Bula Quo'.
The film, due for release next year, was mostly filmed in Fiji and will feature 12 of the band's popular songs and will also star former EastEnders actor Craig Fairbrass.
Chris Ireland, general manager of the Blue Reef, said: “It was amazing to have two music legends on site and it certainly caused quite a stir among staff and visitors.”
He added: “It will be great to see what makes it into the final cut and if we can spot the shots taken here.”
Rossi and Parfitt worked with local underwater cameraman Patrick Shier, a regular visitor to the aquarium.
He said: “It was great. It was absolutely brilliant and the filming went really well.”
The film is being directed by Stuart St Paul, who wrote the script with the band specifically in mind.
He has worked on projects including Aliens, Batman and three Bond movies.
Rossi and Parfitt were awarded OBEs in 2010 for their services to music.
They have also been involved with the Prince's Trust, British Heart Foundation and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy.