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The debut feature film from Reggie Yates, PIRATES. Set in London at the turn of the millennium, PIRATES will take audiences on a hilarious journey back to New Year’s Eve 1999, reviving memories from the 90’s garage scene and Moschino fashion for pure nostalgic cinematic joy.
Written and directed by Reggie Yates, PIRATES stars relative newcomers Elliot Edusah (1917, Small Axe), Jordan Peters (Blue Story, Gangs of London) and Reda Elazouar (Outside the Wire) in the leading roles as three best mates, Cappo, Two Tonne and Kidda, trying to break into the music scene through Pirate radio. The film follows the boys as they drive through London in their tiny Peugeot pumping a live garage set from the stereo and arguing about their Avirex jackets and Naf Naf imports. As the eighteen-year olds step into adulthood they know their lives and friendships are on the brink of change. Determined to see out the century with a bang they drive from place to place in a desperate search for tickets for the best millennium party EVER.
PIRATES is produced by BAFTA award winners Polly Leys and Kate Norrish of Hillbilly Films, was developed with BBC Film and is financed by BBC Film and the BFI, awarding National Lottery funding, in association with Magellanic Media Limited. Reggie Yates’ production company FIVE7 are associate producers.