Pukka Films announces that production on its first theatrical feature film – Kajaki. The True Story has been greenlit. The film will shoot for five weeks in Jordan in July and August.
Paul Katis is set to direct his first feature film and produces the film alongside producer Andrew de Lotbinière.
Based on first-hand accounts, the film 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 an old soviet-minefield while stationed at the Kajaki Dam in Afghanistan in 2006.
The film is scheduled for release at the end of 2014 in time to mark the return of the troops from Afghanistan