Introducing ‘Peacekeepers’

Local filmmaker Kai Zammit and the costumer of the star of his short film, the Peacekeeper. SUS-140925-112404001
Local filmmaker Kai Zammit and the costumer of the star of his short film, the Peacekeeper. SUS-140925-112404001

A futuristic film shot in Eastbourne is set to feature at the annual WynterCon convention later this year.

The 14-minute movie, called Peacekeeper, was written, directed and edited by Kai Zammit, a freelance filmmaker and university graduate who now lives in the town.

The film, which has been viewed more than 5,500 times on YouTube in just one month and was made on a budget of £200, introduces viewers to a dark new world where police officers, called Peacekeepers, go to any lengths to stop crime happening in the city, so much so that they inflict their own justice.

Kai said, “The film was originally for my university project but after graduating, I’ve done a director’s cut of it. It’s quite a dark film and the Peacekeepers are fairly intimidating.

“It was all filmed during late nights, so it took about two months from start to finish - one month filming and one month editing.

“The four people in the film were all based in Eastbourne and about 80 per cent of the footage was filmed in the town.

“The film is actually set in new London, so I tried to create that illusion, but Eastbourne is a really nice location to shoot, it’s such a beautiful place.”

Kai was promoting the film at the Steampunk Festival along the seafront earlier this month, wearing the black suit of a Peacekeeper.

After that, he was invited as a special guest to the WynterCon convention, which comes to the Eastbourne Winter Gardens on October 31 - November 2 this year,

The 26-year-old added, “I will be wearing the suit again at WynterCon and I want to encourage people to come up and talk to me, to find out more about the film and just to have a chat about filmmaking in Eastbourne.

“We’re trying to get a slot in the Curzon cinema to show the film during the convention.”

WynterCon is a science fiction, fantasy, horror and alternative genre convention. Fore more information, including a list of what’s on and how to book tickets, visit www.wyntercon.com. For more information on Kai or to watch the film Peacekeeper, visit his website at www.kaizammit.com