By Irene Gaitirira
Published June 13, 2017
Some of the work of a group of moviemaking university students that describes itself as ‘a bunch of overpaid and underworked post teens with a lot of food in our time’ shall be showcased during the 100th bi-monthly Lola Kenya Screen film forum (LKSff), Nairobi’s premier critical movie screening, discussion and networking platform.
Zero Chills TV, whose slogan is ‘We Believe in Aliens’, was founded in 2015 by ‘by broke campus students’ of Moi University in Eldoret, western Kenya.
Zero Chills TV makes lots of experimental movies on various issues affecting young people: dating, drugs, religious extremism and terrorism, tribal chauvinism and stereotypes, and the desire to belong.
‘We do v-logging and are the first Netizens before they finally shut down the Internet,’ the group says. ’We talk a lot in an attempt to make the world a better place through laughter. Our job is to shoot things that don’t matter, then post them like they matter and then probably get a contract here and there? In addition to being big-headed spoilt brats, we love sharing.’
Zero Chills TV comprises location manager and production assistant Nicy Ammallar; graphics designer Brian Wachira; cameraman Morris Wamiti; video editor Steve Musila; scriptwriter and camera operator Simon Kairo; videographer Eric Mutuma; actors Vanessah Wambui Ochieng and Kennedy Ovita Eravo; and group coordinator and production designer Eddy Ashioya.
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These members of Zero Chills TV shall tell you what and who they really are if you care to ask them during the networking session of LKSff when you meet them at Goethe-Institut in the Nairobi Central Business District on June 19 starting from 5:30 PM.
LKSff, the initiative of ComMattersKenya in collaboration with Goethe-Institut, is not only the most consistent and longest running movie platform on the Nairobi arts and entertainment calendar but is also one of the few places where new talent is spotted and new movies seen.