Goldie ft. Natalie Williams ‘I Adore You' by Lyle Lindgren

Goldie ft. Natalie Williams ‘I Adore You' by Lyle Lindgren

Lyle Lindgren's short film for Goldie is a wonderful piece of social realism starring Stephen Graham.

After releasing the short version earlier this month, the full-length version of this film fills in some key narrative gaps. We follow a man (played by Graham) who visits his young daughter whilst on day release from open prison. It's a heartbreaking contrast of two lives, and watching him try to balance them becomes even harder once his fellow inmates discover that he's been recording bedtime stories for his daughter on cassette in his cell.

Stephen Graham, never less than a commanding presence on screen, gives a blazing performance as a man capable of boundless love, but also tremendous violence. He released a statement about the making of the video which gives an indication of how committed he was to the project.

"This shoot was something truly special," says Graham. "It's been an absolute pleasure working with Lyle who I think is an amazingly promising young director. He's crafted a beautifully raw short film that delves into a rarely seen aspect of the prison system.  Even though it deals with dark themes and violence… there’s a tenderness to the story which was important to portray properly.

"I've known me old mucka Goldie since day so it was fantastic to be able to collaborate on this, as there's a personal connection to the themes of the film for all involved.”

Credits

Director
Lyle Lindgren
Director of Photography
Ahmet Husseyin
Producer
Johnny Griffith
Production Company
PrettybirdPrettybird website
Production Company
The Trap Cold Wave
1st AD
Spencer Wilson
Focus Puller
Harry Wheeler
Steadicam
Grant Sandy Phillips
Production Assistant
Hannah May
Production Assistant
Laura Thomas Smith
Colourist
Marty McMullan
A.C/D.I.T
Sam Harding
A.C/D.I.T
Joe Salkey
Gaffer
Mark Alvarez
Spark
Ryan Delahunty
Sound Recordist
Blai Escayola
Runner
Zac Moss
Runner
Alex Mill
Runner
Michael Mroczek
Runner
Sam Wick
Unit Driver
Darryl Gadzekpo
Mr Graham’s Driver
Nicholas Grigorian
Make Up Artist
Alexa Seabourne
Catering
Kim Booker @ Raffelinas

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