David Knight - 29th Mar 2017

A boy left home alone deals with the freedom and the loneliness in a wholly feasible way in Stroma Cairns's video for Sundara Karma's Happy Family.

In an excellent performance from young Luca Lamche - it's just him all the way through - it leads to an outpouring of emotion that culminates in him donning one of his mother's dresses, as a way of dealing with her continuing absence.

Stroma Cairns says that the story was inspired by her own personal experience, as well as the lyrics. "After speaking to Oscar [Pollack, the band's frontman] the idea reflected his own childhood too and it was great to talk it through with him," she tells FADER

PRO Credits


DirectorStroma Cairns
ProducerLaura Thomas-Smith
Executive ProducerJuliette Larthe
1st ADBryony James
Director of PhotographyNick Morris
Focus PullerGary Long
2nd ACMatt Farrant
GafferYan Murawski
Art DirectorEllen Pearson
WardrobeAnnabelle Casia
EditorEllie McNaughtan
Editing companyWork
ColouristOisín O'Driscoll
Grading companyThe Mill
Lead actorLuca Lamche
Director's RepresentationJoceline Gabriel
CommissionerElizabeth Doonan
LabelSony Music
Other creditsProduction Assistant: Ella Knight Runners: Pedro Takahashi & Archie Hollway Electricians: Hamza Twomey & Camil Liberto

David Knight - 29th Mar 2017

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