We’re Joined today by Gareth Crocker, writer and director of Jongo, Africa’s first Sci-Fi Superhero TV Show. We look back at the first season of Jongo and what it took an independent studio to make a superhero show.

Our Review on the Kugali Blog
Why you should be talking about Jongo
Jongo’s Official Website
Jongo’s Facebook Fan Page
Jongo’s Twitter
Jongo on Vimeo

The diverse cast of Jongo. The German and the Jewish characters aren't even in this picture

The diverse cast of Jongo. The German and the Jewish characters aren’t even in this picture


District 9 – South African Sci-Fi film that Gareth mentioned. An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.


Great animated movies with emotionally deep storytelling: Inside Out, Toy Story 3. Ziki recommends this book by the Co-Founder of Pixar


Gareth recommends Rebel without a crew: How a 23 Year-old Film-maker with $7,000 became a Hollywood Player

We’ve teamed up with Audible to bring you free Audiobooks. Just follow the links and try out a book of your choice. We recommend The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor, and Finding Jack by our guest, Gareth Crocker.

Books by Gareth Crocker

Checkout Gareth’s website
His Goodreads profile
Motion Story: Gareth’s Independent TV & Film Studio
Gareth Crocker: journalist, copywriter, news editor, public relations manager, publishing editor once head of communications and spokesperson for a multinational corporation, novel writer and director of Africa’s first Superhero TV Show

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