Kajaki: Film Screening and Q&A with Director & Producer

The War and Media Network are pleased to host a film screening of the BAFTA nominated film ‘Kajaki‘ plus Q&A with Director Paul Katis and Producer Andrew De Lotbiniere.

KAJAKI_WAMposterKomedia at Dukes, Brighton
23rd March, 18.00
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Kajaki. The True Story is a portrait of a harrowing real life event in the midst of the Afghanistan conflict, and a modern British war film. It depicts an incident involving a group of soldiers, mostly from the British Army’s 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (3 Para), who were trapped in a minefield while stationed at the Kajaki Dam in Afghanistan in 2006.

“…It’s gripping and tense. Unsqueamish in its depiction of injury, convincing in its portrayal of warfare.”. MARK KERMODE, THE OBSERVER

…the story is gripping and the men’s grim, and very British, sense of humour is nicely captured. This is a welcome alternative to ultra-American equivalents such as Lone Survivor“. ED PORTER, SUNDAY TIMES, CULTURE

The Film Makers

The film is produced by PAUL KATIS and ANDREW DE LOTBINIERE. Academy Award winner GARETH ELLIS-UNWIN (The King’s Speech), ALEC MACKENZIE and ALEXA JAGO serve as Executive Producers.

PAUL KATIS (Director/Producer) is an award-winning director with extensive experience of a wide range of genres. Paul recently won Gold for best director at the Cannes Corporate and Media Awards 2012 for his film, Choose Life. He has also won numerous IVCA awards for Best Director, most recently in 2011 for Exposed starring rising British actress, Karla Crome. His comedy dramaThe Strange Case of Penny Allison starring Hugh Laurie and Imelda Staunton won the UK Industry award for Best Drama in 2002, and Making it Count in Court starring Andrew Lancel and Sita Indrani earned Paul another Best Drama and Best Directing award in 2004. He has also won Best Director awards in 2005, 2001, 2000 and 1998. Amongst his many other awards is the Gold Camera Award for Direction at the 1995 US International Film and Video awards in New York and the Silver in 1996.  Paul’s short film Starting Over was selected for the Kodak short film showcase and was shortlisted for a BAFTA before being broadcast by Channel Four. This is Paul’s first venture into feature films and he is very excited by the prospect of telling this story.

ANDREW DE LOTBINIERE (Producer) is an award winning first time filmmaker who has been producing non-broadcast marketing and communications films for 15 years.