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Video: Go Behind the Scenes of Jongo with Gareth Crocker and Hip Hop Artist Pacou

The Last Road TripGareth Crocker’s epic new superhero TV show is set in Johannesburg and tells the story of a young man who acquires supernatural abilities when he finds a special crystal in the Cradle of Humankind. The author of The Last Road Trip recently shared some insight into the makings of Jongo.

“Right from the start we decided that we wanted to do something quite different,” Crocker says. “We wanted to produce something authentic, we wanted to create something people could connect to.”

The author explains that they were looking for a superhero that the continent could look up to. When he met hip-hop dancer Pacou Mutombo, he knew he’d found his man. Crocker says he was immediately inspired by Pacou’s presence and the way he moves his body: “This is the Eli King we’ve been looking for.”

Pacou grew up reading Marvel and DC comics and says: “I always wanted to do what they would do.” In the video the artist shows some of his moves and talks about his love of dancing and sharing his passion: “In my dancing I like to engage youngsters and make them think positively.”

Bartho van Tonder, who plays the villain Benjamin Abaddon, says about his character: “I’m a really bad guy, in a really good way.”

Watch the video for awesome special effects and behind the scenes footage:


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