Every year Variety’s ’10 Europeans to Watch in TV’ list spotlights actors and content creators poised for a breakthrough. Among the stellar list of talent selected for 2022 was Mill Directorial duo NOTHING LOST (Chas Appeti and Junior Okoli).
Variety state: “Appeti and Okoli look set for a much higher profile when their musical drama “Jungle” debuts on Amazon Prime Video. Viewed through the prism of U.K. grime and drill music, the six-parter promises to give a unique perspective on the often-unseen worlds of inner-city London, where the two grew up — Okoli in Streatham and Appeti in Peckham and Margate. The pair met five years ago, and soon formed creative partnership Nothing Lost. Appeti has established himself as a music video director and DOP, while Okoli is a director, writer and storyteller. “We aim to create more unusual and inspiring films of art. Art that moves people and stirs emotion, leaves an imprint,” they say. “We’re not interested in ‘safe’ or ‘conventional’ because life isn’t always that, it’s not always safe and conventional. Not for some people anyway … and those are people whose stories we want to tell.” Shortlisted in the Saatchi & Saatchi New Creators Class of 2019 for their piece “Woke,” “Jungle” is their first TV project.”