Two performers have been named as Film London Lodestars for 2021 and tipped as future stars of the industry. You can learn more about them below, including messages from the people who nominated them for the award.
Kenya is a queer, black writer, actor and creative originally from Greater Manchester. He is currently studying European Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford College. Kenya is due to go to France and train with Au Brana through the Erasmus exchange scheme, and he has two years with the Royal Exchange Young Company as well as training with ALT Actors.
He is particularly proud of his work as Liam in TUC’s trans awareness film, and in the verbatim piece I AM at the Ovalhouse where he multi-rolled alongside Saffia Kavaz. As well as the release of his debut poetry collection 19 Years of Skin.
Led by music director and performer Sian O'Gorman, NYX: Electronic Drone Choir is a collaborative drone choir, testing the limits of organic and synthetic modulation to explore the entire spectrum of collective female voice as an instrument.
Since 2018, NYX quickly established itself as a popular interdisciplinary experience: performing a sonic immersion with Sigur Rós at BST in Hyde Park, developing a sonic installation / live performance for London Design Festival 2019, providing a live score at QEII Design Award for London Fashion Week 2020 and recently self-releasing electronic-choral album, Deep England, in collaboration with Gazelle Twin.