Cat Velez - 27th Oct 2016

Young Caviar director Thomas Ralph is the winner of Homespun Yarns 2016 in association with Wave Studios - for his poignant short documentary treatment for Lyves's track Darkest Hour.

Commissioning four directors, the brief was to interpret the track - whether as just lyrical inspiration, documentary, short-fiction to full-blown music video. With a moving series of lively portraits, Thomas has attempted to truthfully explore and artfully portray the UK's points of view post-Brexit, by talking to younger generation about their beliefs, hopes and fears.


"As Brexit kicks in and the UK embarks on a new political and social path; our film seeks to portray, listen and understand the generation to be most affected and for whom the situation was decided without them, the British youth. What we found was that the notion of ‘Darkest Hour’ for many is not necessarily the hour on the horizon, it may have been the one that just passed."

PRO Credits


DirectorThomas Ralph
ProducerNadira Amrani
Executive ProducerOre Okonedo
Director of PhotographyJoseph Alexander Guy
EditorPaul O’reilly
ColouristHoumam Abdallah
Sound designJonny Platt
PostChristopher Watson-Wood
Production AssistantMatthew Sterling
1st ACInes Duarte
1st ACPascale Neuschafer
Production CompanyCaviar
Editing companyHomespun
SoundWave Studios
ColouristElectric Theatre Collective
PostRuffian Post

Cat Velez - 27th Oct 2016

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