Neville Misati, our male lead in Nightrunners, is heading for big things. He’s one of Kenya’s top young actors: talented, driven and an absolute professional. He’s also… incredibly hot. Throughout filming on Nightrunners, we secretly tried to take a bad picture of him. We failed. Here’s Neville at the Kisumu airport in Kenya on our final day of filming. We’re all exhausted, the sun is blistering on the tarmac and Neville looks cool, calm and collected. Star quality.
Flashing back to Day One on the Nightrunners set on location in the fishing village of Rusinga Island. Look at those fresh faces. Just before the first shot of the first day, our director, Rowan Nielsen poses with our two Canadian leads, Mandi Nicholson and Grace Glowicki. Contrast those bright eyed looks with their expressions in upcoming photos from later in the shoot!
Another challenge while filming in rural Kenya: a power source. Most homes and businesses on Rusinga Island still don’t have electricity. Generators are expensive, hard to find and very noisy. But here’s a photo of our devilishly handsome and incredibly talented male lead, Neville Misati making use of the ultimate location power solution: a modified car battery! Clean, portable and quiet. Every problem really is an opportunity.
While we didn’t have budget for key positions like Art Director, Script Supervisor, Hair, Makeup or an AD department, we DID have our very own On Set Medical Advisor. Here’s Dr. John A Geddes showing us how to check for pupil response. Mandi was a trooper that day as she had several people poking her in the face take after take. But the scene will be amazing.