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If you’re a fan of the UK web series then we’re sure you will have heard of the award-winning Brothers With No Game. They have not only been nominated for the Favourite Web Series Award, they are also in the running for Favourite Web Series Ensemble and one of the lead ‘Brothers’ Zephryn Taitte (who plays Dorian) is up for Favourite Web Series Actor. We caught up with Zephryn and the guys behind the web series to find out more.
What made you embark on your online journey:
Zephryn: I quite simply liked the concept of Brothers With No Game. I thought it was fresh and of the time so I had to be a part of it.
BWNG: I think it was just a natural progression for us as content creators. We started off with the Brothers With No Game blog and in the midst of being blown away by how popular it was becoming, there were a couple of moments of sanity and heavy Ginger Beer consumption where we thought about making our content visual. Fast forward a chance email from a budding director and fan, an affinity towards web shows like ‘Awkward Black Girl’, ‘We Need Girlfriends’ & ‘The Guild’ and the opportunity to showcase our different skillsets, the BWNG web series was born.
What has been your proudest achievement to date?
Zephryn: My proudest achievement to date would be a mixture of two productions I was blessed to be a part of. One being The Island by Athol Fugard,Winston Ntshona and John Kani. The second, playing Prospero in the Tempest. Being poles apart; they had their individual intricacies and demanded a lot from you emotionally and physically ultimately challenging me as an actor. These roles not only changed me and my approach to my craft but changed me as a person.
BWNG: That’s a tough one! It’s impossible to single out a particular achievement. I hope this reads/sounds ok but it’s more the case of our journey as a whole being our biggest achievement, rather than a single moment. If that makes sense then turn it into an instagram quote, if it doesn’t then it’s because I haven’t had coffee today.