It’s not often that a Kenyan actor makes it into a Hollywood film project. Edi Gathegi, Lupita Nyong’o, Benjamin Ochieng’ and Mary Oyaya are among the few Kenyans who have made it to the global film making scene.
Recently, Kenyans have been glued to their screens watching Sense8, Netflix Original series partly short in the country. In the series, familiar scenes of the typical hustle by Nairobians is explored.
I personally love high concept films. Initially, I was a science fiction writer who had a penchant for deep space travel and astrophysics. I really loved developing my own concepts of hyper-efficient space travel. I recently rewatched Matthew McConaughey’s Interstellar…I felt reconnected to my other creative side.
So, when it comes to a Kenyan actor starring in Sense8, a sci-fi flick, I wouldn’t be more proud about it. The series is about 8 strangers from different parts of the world who become mysteriously interlinked…both mentally and emotionally. Season 1 of the production is already out and has gotten critical acclaim.