Young British soldiers find themselves courageously fighting for each other’s lives in a minefield where the next step could be their last. From the Academy Award winning producer of THE KING’S SPEECH this BAFTA nominated thriller tells the true story of the bravery and brotherhood that took place on the Kajaki Dam.
PLAYING FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015
About the Filmmaker
Paul Katis is a versatile award-winning director with extensive experience in a wide range of genres. He has worked in TV & commercial film production for over 25 years, and in that time amassed a wealth of credits and experience. After initially editing then producing commercials, he moved on to direct over 50 commercials before concentrating on longer form production. He recently won the Golden Award for Best Director at the Cannes Corporate and Media Awards 2012 for my film, “Choose Life”. He also won numerous IVCA awards for Best Director, most recently in 2011 for “Exposed” starring rising British actress, Karla Crome. His comedy drama “The 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, won another Best Drama and Best Directing award in 2004. He won various other industry Best Director awards in 2005, 2001, 2000 and 1998, as well as the Gold Camera Award for Direction at the 1995 US International Film and Video awards in New York and the Silver in 1996. His short film “Starting Over” was selected for the Kodak short film showcase and was shortlisted for a BAFTA before being broadcast by Channel Four.
“KAJAKI. The True Story” is his first venture into narrative feature films. It premiered in November 2014 and Paul was subsequently nominated for a BAFTA for outstanding debut Director / Producer.