You might know already know Reggie Yates as an actor, TV presenter and documentarian – and now he’s adding director to that list of talents. For his first fictional feature film, he’s charting the misadventures of a group of friends at the turn of the millennium in a film titled Pirates. And Empire has an exclusive look at the teaser – a short but sweet look at the tone of Yates’ first movie. Prepare to pick up some sweet new dance moves.
Set on New Year’s Eve 1999, the story follows three best mates, Cappo (Elliot Edusah), Two Tonne (Jordan Peters) and Kidda (Reda Elazouar), trying to break into the music scene through Pirate radio. 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 will be in UK cinemas via Picturehouse Entertainment on 26 November.