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Two East Sussex business have joined forces to create a range of officially licensed merchandise based on a series of cult gangster movies.

Hastings’ premiere embroidery and merchandise company 1066 Logos has teamed up with leading British film company Hereford Films, which has an office in Brighton, and gave us the first look at its initial range of official licensed merchandise – three T-shirts inspired by their classic films We Still Kill The Old Way and We Still Steal The Old Way featuring Britflick stars Ian Ogilvy, Chris Ellison and Tony Denham.

The high quality garments will be available to purchase from the Hereford Films website and in selected stores from next month. Hereford is planning to expand the range in the coming months, as well as making other merchandise available including movie posters, prints and books. There are plans for special items signed by the film’s stars too.

“We’re responding to a demand,” explains Hereford CEO Jonathan Sothcott, “week in, week out, people email, tweet and message us asking for material like this. Our films, particularly Vendetta and the We Still Kill series have strong cult followings and we really do appreciate the support so this is an obvious extension of our core philosophy of giving our audience what they want.”

1066 managing director Brett Moor commented “I’m delighted to be in business with Hereford Films, who have made some of my favourite gangster movies. With eye catching designs and the best quality production, the merchandise will reflect the high quality of the films. This is the beginning of what I foresee as being a long, happy and lucrative partnership.”

Sothcott added “1066’s merchandise is of the very best quality – we want this stuff to reflect our films – high production values at reasonable prices and 1066 were the perfect partners for this venture. We’re delighted to be in business with them.”

In three years, Hereford has established itself as the key brand in the British crime and action film market, producing films such as We Still Steal The Old Way, Bonded By Blood 2 and The Krays – Dead Man Walking, which was the biggest non-theatrical British film on DVD in 2018. The company has a significant social media presence, building a loyal customer base year on year, demonstrating its shrewd commercial approach to marketing, something unique in the British independent film landscape.

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