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Nightclub premiere for drug film Swansea Love Story

Poster for film Swansea Love Story
The premier is being held at Sin City nightclub

A film that follows the lives of a group of Swansea drink and drug addicts is being premiered in a city nightclub.

The makers of Swansea Love Story describe it as a "funny and sad, heart warming and heart breaking" look at the real lives of those featured.

Made by VBS.TV, the broadcast arm of Vice Magazine, it is part of its Rule Britannia series and has received a number of good reviews in the press.

Premiering at Sin City night club, it will then run on VBS.TV online channel.

Co-directed and produced by Andy Capper and Leo Leigh, they said it was an intimate look at the lives of a gang of young addicts, their families and their surroundings.

The film examines how unemployment, the breakdown of the family and the nature of love contribute to the dilemmas they face.

Mr Capper said: "I wanted to make this film because we were tired of seeing homeless young people being portrayed as little more than statistics.

"Documentaries about drug use often come out pious and fail to really get to know the people behind the drug usage.

"We wanted to show what it was like to live on the street, under the grip of heroin, as realistically as possible."

It was shot from spring to winter last year after the duo made contact with a gang of young addicts through the Sands drugs agency.

The film follows seven young people around their daily lives as they struggle to get money to buy drugs, alcohol and for places to live.

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