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Kajaki in Guardian top 10 films of the year

posted on January 7th, 2015 by Andrew
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Great news for Pukka Films in that Kajaki has just been voted into Guardian readers top-10 films of the year.


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Kajaki. The True Story

posted on November 28th, 2014 by Andrew
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KajakiWe’ve done it!

Pukka Films are pleased and excited to announce the release of their debut feature film “Kajaki. The True Story.” The film has been released nationwide exclusively through Vue from the 28th November for two weeks and then will be on general release.

This doesn’t mark a departure but an extension of what we do. All the usual suspects took part – The film was Directed by Paul Katis, produced by Andrew de Lotbinière and Paul Katis and written by Tom Williams (all the while being driven forwards by Associate Producer Lucy Trendle) it’s been a real team effort taking it from idea to screen.

The film has garnered four and five star reviews

“it may well be the best war film ever made…” Jeremy Clarkson in The Sun
“Incredibly tense… it’s the British Hurt Locker” Charles Gant in Heat
“A brilliant powerful, heart-stirring film” Baz Bamigboye in Daily Mail

The film tells the true story of a day in September 2006, when a 3 man patrol of Paras set off from their outpost overlooking Kajaki Dam in southern Afghanistan, to engage the Taliban. As they make their way across a dried out river bed one of them steps on a mine left from the Russian occupation some 25 years before. His colleagues rush to his aid only to find they are surrounded by mines and every move threatens serious injury or death.

And reaction from our audiences have been wonderful…

Wow. It’s one of those films that seems to suck the air from the room. I kept expecting an oxygen masks to fall from the ceiling

I just want to tell you that I have not stopped thinking about the film and have been telling everyone who will listen to me that they have to go and see it

It really is the most extraordinary film I’ve ever witnessed. From start to finish it is a testament to you and your team.

I thought the film was one of the most powerful I have seen

The film stays with you, I am still thinking about it a week later…

Effective Communication in the Maritime Industry

posted on July 1st, 2014 by Andrew
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Following on from the success of last year’s Human Element film for KVH Media, we were commissioned to produce three more films in the series. The films are designed to be used as part of the HELM (Human Element, Leadership & Management) maritime course, a mandatory MCA course for senior leaders in the maritime industry.

The Maritime Communication Series looks at how different factors affect the way people across the maritime industry can communicate more effectively. The series is aimed not just at crew but also at shore-based staff, encouraging everyone in the organisation to think about how they communicate, and the effect good and bad communication can have on the safety and efficiency of shipping operations.

To wash or not to wash that is the question

posted on June 19th, 2014 by Andrew
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or rather that was the question, until we received our brief from the Food Standards Agency and realised not to wash was the answer.

To support Food Safety Week 2014 the FSA commissioned us to produce a short film around the dangers of washing chicken and spreading Campylobacter germs around the kitchen.

Dan took the lead on the film and working closely with Ben and Paul came up with an animated approach to grab the viewer’s attention and make them sit up and pay attention. Following a one day shoot in West London, we went straight into animation mode and with Ben working his magic in the After Effects suite and Dan taking overall creative control we were able to deliver a short film to the FSA that has been used across their social media platform.

With over 10,000 hits on its first day on YouTube the film has really hit its mark. The FSA commissioned further research from TNS who found that against the current leaflet on Campylobacter, the viewer was more likely to change their behaviour having seen the film compared with having read the leaflet.

Delivered in both English and Welsh the film will be used across food safety week, by retailers around the country and hosted on the FSA YouTube channel.

Pukka Films sails to victory

posted on April 26th, 2014 by Andrew
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Keeping on an even keel – the role of the Bank of England picked up the Award for best General Education film at the BUFVC Learning on Screen Awards 2014 at the BFI last night.

The films were commissioned by the Bank of England for their museum and website to explain the role the Bank of England has in maintaining financial stability and setting monetary policy. We produced seven short 2-minute modules using stop-frame animation and following a nautical analagy.

The film was commended for its “rigour, quality and innovation” and its “engaging content and ability to provide complex information quickly”.

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