Young Fathers 'Toy' by Salomon Ligthelm
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.
|Executive Producer||Katie Lambert|
|Production Manager||Alex Jefferson|
|1st AD||Bryony James|
|Director of Photography||Steve Annis|
|Focus Puller||Eira Wyn Jones|
|2nd AC||Josephine Theime|
|Art Director||Lucie Red|
|Editing company||Final Cut|
|Post production company||Glassworks|
|Post Producer||Victoria Waterhouse Taylor|
|VFX||Mark Harris / Sacha Danjou/ Zach Zombek|
|Director's Representation||Sarah Boardman @ Hands|
|Post production company||Glassworks / Convoly|
|Casting director||Sasha Robertson|
|Other credits||Costume 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|
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