A Maltese full-length feature film based on award-winning short is inching closer to its general release date, with its first trailer having made its way online.

Thriller The Boat tells the story of a fisherman who boards an abandoned boat only to find himself trapped on it, with matters taking a sinister turn.  

Written and directed by Winston Azzopardi and starring his son Joe as the protagonist, the full-feature film was shot over just 22 days at Rinella last year.

The film came about after the father-and-son duo won international accolades for a 24-minute short film, called Head, which centred on a similar plot line.

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