Nine-year-old Jo loves action films and dreams of being a superhero. Her biggest wish: to make a film and star in it. In her fantasy she can forget that she is terminally ill. When Jo’s sister can no longer bear seeing the cheerful girl spend her precious remaining time in bed, she encourages Jo to believe in her magic powers, and the whole village to make Jo’s dream a reality.
This Kenyan filmmaker was born in Moscow but now lives in Nairobi, where he works as a director and cinematographer. As a cinematographer he has worked on a number of documentaries and commercials, as a director he has worked on several TV shows and made a number of short films. One of his first, “Between the Lines”, was the first Kenyan film to be projected on an IMAX screen in Kenya. More recently, his film “Bait” screened at the Cannes International Film Festival.