The Nest Collective / Jim Chuchu
Let This Be A Warning, 2017
VR experience for Mobile VR
A group of Africans have left the Earth to create a colony on a distant planet. They respond with disquiet to the arrival of an uninvited guest.
Let This Be A Warning was a response to the idea of 'black worlds', and how accessible they have always been to outside parties both in fiction and reality. In this piece, we posit a black world in which access is not a given.
An Electric South Production
Written and Produced: The Nest Collective
Directed by: Jim Chuchu
Production Manager: Njeri Gitungo
Director of Photography: Noel Kasyoka
Assistant Directors: George Gachara, Njoki Ngumi
Edited by: Jim Chuchu, Noel Kasyoka
Leader - Marriane Nungo
Sergeant - Jason Runo
Soldiers - Jesse Mutakiwa, David Mukabi, Daniel Masheti, Nelvin Chuma
Distant Figure - Ian Gichora
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jim Chuchu is a visual artist, filmmaker and musician from Nairobi, Kenya. He is also the co-founder and Creative Director at the NEST, a multidisciplinary art space in Nairobi. His first short film (Homecoming) was one of six short fiction films that formed the African Metropolis series and screened at TIFF, Rotterdam, Locarno and over 10 other festivals. Stories of Our Lives is his first feature film, created as part of the ten-member NEST Collective.
2017: "Let This Be A Warning", 360 VR
2016: "Tuko Macho", Web Series
2015: "To Catch A Dream", Short Fashion Film
2014: "Stories of Our Lives", Anthology Feature Film
2013: "Homecoming", Short Film as part of the African Metropolis project.
2013: "Dinka Translation" and "Urban Hunter", Short Fashion Films for Chico Leco
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