DOP: Matthew Emvin Taylor Casting Director: Joelle Cochrane @ Kharmel Cochrane Casting Choreographer: P A L E T A CalmQuality Son: Michael Junior Onafowokan Mother: Rayna Campbell Production Designer: Paulina Rzeszowska Stylist: Daisy Deane Hair & Make Up Artist: Katie King 1st Assistant Director: Ellicia Lotherington Steadicam Operator: Jake Whitehouse Focus Puller: Malte Huebner Loader: Jomar O'Meally DIT: Michael McDuffie Gaffer: Ramzey Sabbagh Spark: Leon Pyszora Stylist Assistant: Gemma Butterworth Art Dpt Assistant: Anna Oldham Cooper Runner: Cheska Lotherington Runner: Jamie Clark
Editor: Gary Coogan @ The Quarry Colourist: Joseph Bicknell @ Cheat
Black Boys Don't Cry
Black Boys Don't Cry (BBDC) created by IGGYLDN is a project designed to deconstruct the ideals of black masculinity and manhood in the 21st century. BBDC is led by three creative mediums (spoken word, videography and photography) in order to bring to light the challenges that young black men face in today’s society.
Creatively Directed: IGGYLDN
Make-up: Jomelyn Ferras
Mixing and Mastering: Joe Meehan
Models: Tunde Rob Jake Abolade Jordan Melvin Alexander Kailum
Black Boys Don't Cry by IGGY (2016)
Fatherhood is a short film designed to decode the intimacy between men of colour; in particular, the relationship between father and son, which is hardly portrayed in mainstream media. Fatherhood is a narration, which describes the complex feelings that men may have towards their fathers – starting from childhood through to adolescence and finally adulthood.
The story depicts the emotional turmoil that can arise from unresolved issues within relationships; how they play upon a young man’s psyche leading up to manhood and how they change his viewpoint on himself as well as his father. As a result of this, the non-existence of male role models has led to a perpetuation of anger and resentment in men. Fatherhood aims to address these feelings by focusing on the relationship between father and son rather than its divide. Fatherhoodaims to challenge the stereotypical ideals of manhood in order to break a cycle, which has culminated into the neglect of these relationships, and adopts a symbol of accountability and forgiveness for past wrongdoings in a beautiful and profound way.