Kenyan Web Series ‘Tuko Macho’ to Screen at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival

tuko macho at the Toronto International Film Festival

The nest collective is a group consisting of creatives that describes themselves as a small army of thinkers, makers and believers that are behind the popular web series tuko macho. It chronicles the struggle faced by underdogs in Nairobi in a country where the bigwigs have all the say and corruption is the backbone of all operations that heavily influence the lives of Kenyans. The recently launched web series has garnered rave reviews and pushed buttons of some with its nail on head approach. It is relatable to most city dwellers as it paints a vivid picture of the evil and injustice that goes on in Nairobi under the influence of a corrupt law system. It follows the main character Biko who suffers under the hands of the failing government and has given up on ever getting out of the situation he’s faced with.

This blunt portrayal of life in the city has finally paid off after the nest collective announced yesterday that Tuko Macho has been selected to screen at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival as part of the Primetime program. It is quite a huge moment for this band of young creatives to be acknowledged for pushing boundaries using their talent. Check out the web series trailer below:

 

Director –Jim Chuchu
Creator- The Nest Collective
Executive Producer – George Gachara, Sunny Dolat
Producer- Njeri Gitungo
Cinematographer- Noel Kasyoka
Cast- Tim King’oo, Njambi Koikai, Ibrahim Muchemi

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