Get rich or lie trying - that’s the message of a film about truth, lies and a desperate pursuit of fame.
The Great Hip Hop Hoax will be shown next week as part of the first Bedford Film Festival - which aims to bring a little bit of something different to movie audiences.
Spokesman for the festival Paul Hutchinson said: “We were looking for a way to bring films to Bedford that aren’t always available to see.
“Rather than wait for someone else to give us what we want we decided to do it ourselves.
“We’ve got a varied range of feature films, documentaries and workshops for film students across the festival weekend and we are very excited to be showing the true story of The Great Hip Hop Hoax as part of our programme.”
The documentary film tells the story of Scottish rap act Billy and Gavin who re-invented themselves as West Coast homeboys after being snub by record company chiefs.
Soon they were signed to Sony and lived the high life for two years - despite being Dundee students with fake US accents that they had learned from MTV.
To find out more about the film, and to view the full programme of Bedford Film Festival events visit www.bedfordfilmfestival.org