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1st May 2018
Toy story
Title of film: Young Fathers, Toy
Director: Salomon Ligthelm
Production Company: Stink Films
Stink director Salomon Ligthelm takes Young Father’s love song, Toy, about broken relationships and turns it into political commentary

Inspired by the Young Father’s track Toy, from their latest album Cocoa Sugar, director Salomon Ligthelm approached the trio with his video concept – the idea of seeing dictators behaving like spoilt little children – pissed with the world, because things aren’t going their way.

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

This latest film, shot in Kiev, follows on from Salomon’s earlier video Mr Martyr for the band.


Young Fathers, Toy

Director: Salomon Ligthelm
Executive Producer: Katie Lambert
Producer: Sorcha Bacon
Production Manager: Alex Jefferson
DoP: Steve Annis
Art Director: Lucie Red
Stylist: Emma Lipop
Edit: Dan Sherwen @ Final Cut
Grade: Daniel DeVue @ Glassworks

Commissioner: Theresa Adebiyi for Ninja Tune
Directors representative: Sarah Boardman @ Hands
Production Company: Stink Films

Young Fathers, Mr Martyr

Producer: Jean Villiers
Line Producer: Francois Jaunet
Unit Location Manager: Benoit Demoucron
Assistant Unit Manager: Remi Brachet
Assistant Unit Manager: Anthony Cazet
Assistant Unit Manager: Stanislas Delardmelle
Director: Salomon Ligthelm
1st AD: Christophe Szegedi
2nd AD: Daniel Cox
DP: Zack Spiger
1st AC: Melodie Preel
2nd AC: Josephine Drouin
Gaffer: Baptiste Brousse
Gaffer Assistant: Emile Freeman
Art Director: Valerie Valero
Dresser: Corentin Harle
Dresser Assistant: Simon Pinelli
Make Up: Micka Arasco
Boom Operator: Toby Lewis Thomas
Editor: Nate Gross at Exile Edit