Today global production partner The Mill announced the addition of up and coming director duo Nothing Lost
to their directorial roster. The directing duo is made up of Chas Appeti and Junior Okoli, who are two creatives with a strong background in cinematography, film, music and visual arts.
Chas is a well-known and respected director, DOP and graphic designer who has been creating videos and visual art pieces for many years, and Junior is a passionate director, writer and storyteller. Having met five years ago, the two immediately sparked a dynamic friendship.
The two shared mutual insights and experiences of a world very few get to see; that insight, along with a strong interest for film and music, allowed the two of them the confidence and resolve to experiment with their creativity.
With strong links in and throughout the music and creative art scene in the UK and abroad, Nothing Lostʼs style of honest yet beautiful visuals and storyline has captivated the scene. Shortlisted in the Saatchi & Saatchi New Creators Class of 2019 for the piece called ‘Wokeʼ, the duo are new, fresh thinking, unapologetic and passionate about their craft. They say: “We want to create the visuals and tell the stories that most people canʼt, because stories like those last forever.”
Nothing Lost recently hit the headlines as the directors and producers at the helm of new Amazon Prime Video original series ‘Jungle’. The six-part musical drama follows the connected lives of two strangers, viewed through the world of UK rap, grime and drill music, aiming to give a new perspective on inner-city London living and its diverse culture.
Mill producer Tanya Ferguson comments on the signing: “Having a creative duo like Nothing Lost with The Mill will bring a more dynamic and diverse offering to what we develop in both long and short-form work. As the industry evolves and responds to create more moving stories, so will we. Our aim is to open up wider opportunities to them beyond that of the music industry and explore more challenging content briefs.”
View Nothing Lost’s reel here