KAJAKI : The True Story: Four New Screenings Announced
The KAJAKI team is looking for Champions to host their own screenings through OURscreen and will offer you help promoting your own event. If you’re interested get in touch by emailing [email protected] to find out more.
KAJAKI. The True Story opened in November 2014 to endorsements from Afghanistan veterans for its authenticity, and glowing praise from UK press, earning comparisons to The Hurt Locker, and 5-star reviews from the Daily Mail and Sunday Express, and 4-stars from Sunday Times, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, Mail on Sunday, Daily Express, Daily Mirror, The Sun, Time Out, Empire, The Herald, The Scotsman, Irish Times, Daily Record, Sunday People, Star on Sunday, Zoo, Heat and Grazia.
KAJAKI. The True Story is a tense war thriller, recounting an inspiring but shocking episode in recent British war history. The film depicts an incident involving a group of soldiers, mostly from the British Army’s 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment [3 Para], stationed at the Kajaki Dam in Afghanistan in 2006. After one member of a three man patrol detonated a land mine, blowing off his leg, his fellow soldiers rushed to his rescue, only to find themselves trapped in an unmarked minefield, a relic of the Russian invasion of the 1980s, knowing that any movement in and out risked certain injury and possible death. Out of this harrowing day came extraordinary tales of bravery, selflessness and heroism, but also tragic consequences, for leader Corporal Mark Wright and his comrades, who risked their own lives to help each other.
KAJAKI. The True Story is directed by Paul Katis and written by Tom Williams, with Gareth Ellis-Unwin of Bedlam (BAFTA and Academy Award® winner for The King’s Speech) one of the Executive Producers. Producers are Paul Katis and Andrew de Lotbinière (BAFTA nominated), and Executive Producers are Alexa Jago, Alec Mackenzie, Norman Merry, Phil Hunt and Lee Vandermolen.
The young British cast is led by David Elliot as Corporal Mark Wright, with Mark Stanley, Scott Kyle, Benjamin O’Mahony, Bryan Parry, Liam Ainsworth, Andy Gibbins, John Doughty, Paul Luebke, Thomas Davison, Grant Kilburn, Robert Mitchell, Jon Paul Bell, Malachi Kirby and Ali Cook.
A portion of the profits from the film’s release are benefitting equally four military charities – Help for Heroes, The Royal British Legion, Walking With the Wounded and The Hashemite Commission for Disabled Soldiers.