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David Knight - 2nd May 2018

For the second collaboration between Salomon Ligthelm and Young Fathers (following Mr Martyr) the director was inspired by the track to create a world where dictators behave like spoilt little children, throwing tantrums because things aren’t going their way.

Sorry, that is the real world. In this case, Ligthelm actually turns our terrifying leaders into children - a great device at the heart of a stirringly satirical and highly entertaining interpretation of the track Toy.

“The tone of the track is so visceral and abrasive, which I think marries the political subject matter perfectly,” says Ligthelm. “Looking at the political climate of our time, I’d say truth is certainly stranger than fiction.”

With a wonderful cast of youngsters playing the nasty rulers, great locations, lovely photography (DoP Steve Annis give it a classic look) and a fine edit by Dan Sherwen, this is a very strong addition to the excellent campaign of videos accompanying the new Young Fathers' album, Cocoa Sugar

Credits

DirectorSalomon Ligthelm
ProducerSorcha Bacon
Production CompanyStink
Executive ProducerKatie Lambert
Production ManagerAlex Jefferson
1st ADBryony James
Director of PhotographySteve Annis
Focus PullerEira Wyn Jones
2nd ACJosephine Theime
GafferAlex Gibbon
Art DirectorLucie Red
WardrobeEmma Lipop
Make-upDorita Nissen
EditorDan Sherwen
Editing companyFinal Cut
ColouristDaniel DeVue
Grading companyGlassworks
Post production companyGlassworks
Post ProducerVictoria Waterhouse Taylor
VFXMark Harris / Sacha Danjou/ Zach Zombek
Director's RepresentationSarah Boardman @ Hands
CommissionerTheresa Adebiyi
LabelNinja Tune
Post production companyGlassworks / Convoly
SteadicamJosh Brooks
Casting directorSasha Robertson
Other creditsCostume Assistants: Sophia Harrington, Gabbi Edmunds Make Up Assistants: Topaz Knight, Sarah Scott Art Department Assistants: Georgia Fairman, Alicia Howitt, Raquel Cruickshank, Isabel Forbes Electricians: Matt Hague, John Clarke, Lee Johnson Choreography Assistants: Waddah Sinada, Runner: Ella Kirby, Nicole Bailey, Aram Atkinson, Andi Thompson, Caspar Lumley, Michael Omelczuk, Xavier Damase Casting SASHA ROBERTSON CASTING CAST: Sammy Miller, Russ Holloway, Mike Kenny, Jack Forino, Richard Cook, Justin Kyriakides, Samson Wakayu, Mark Edwards, Abe Charlery, Temba Mliswa, Norma Charlery, Nadine Hanwell, Adam Chu, Christian Apaig, Jin Kul, Tao Guo, David Matless, Jolyon Young

David Knight - 2nd May 2018

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