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Born in Malmö in the late 80s, Swedish director Axel Byrfors started off writing and directing short films during his college education which later paved the way to studies at the National Film School (Dramatiska Institutet) in Stockholm. Since 2009 he’s been partly based in Buenos Aires but is operative worldwide. Although Axel had early screenwriting ambitions, he started his professional career directing fashion films and is now a multitasking director working with commercials, content, and fiction. Apart from work and while cooking up his first feature film, he dedicates most of his free time to private studying and fanatic routines. To sum it up Axel can get anxious without a doses of two films per day. Axels style as a director is diverse and he tends to treat each project with genuineness. He thinks the elements of good directing are boundless and believes in an adaptive way of approaching each project. Having that said, his favorites are edgy scripts with a lot of storytelling and he also has a thing for the obscure. He has directed campaigns for big brands such as Coca Cola, Mitsubishi, Shell, Philips, Canon, Samsung, Skoda, Fiat, and Brahma to name a few.

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Detailed Information

Created by Taiwo Hassan and Kehinde Hassan
Executive Produced by Taiwo Hassan and Kehinde Hassan

Written & Directed by Axel Byrfors

Produced by EDDY
Co-Produced by Pantera & Company (ARG) and Blur (SPA)
Executive Producers : Corry Van Rhijn (Eddy), Benjamin Benhamou (Eddy) , Manuel Aguer (Pantera&Company), Mario Fornies (Blur)

With:
Yinka : Gwendoline
Dele : Kelya
Chinese promoter : Yunping
Yinka’s mum : Delphine
Chinese woman : Marie-Laurence
German guys : Rémy and Mathias
Sketchy people : Anthony, Bettina, Carl, Emmanuel, Ismael, Fusko, Vincent, Ahmed, Zakaria, Nordine, Marie, Deila, Romuald, Nasser and Emilien
Kids : Sabaa, Salsa, Anis, Bacchari and Ghina

Casting by : Marie GERVAIS
1st Assistant Director : Alexis DE LA MURE
2nd Assistant Director : Paul SCHOENDOERFFER

Choreographer : Dalila BELAZA

Director of photography : Alexandra DE SAINT BLANQUAT
1st Camera Operator Assistant : Lucas PALEN
2nd Camera Operator Assistant : Erwan DEAN

Sound engineer : Ben SILVESTRE

Key Light : Georges HARNACK
Electricians : Raphael AUGER, Colin LEFEBVRE , Chloé BOUHON, Tristan DEBOISE
Key Grip : Rémi BOUGES
Grips : Mahorie HABERKORN, Fabien JARGEAIS

Location Manager : Sebastien BARBEDETTE
Assistant Location Managers : Samuel MALNATI, Maxime LEFEVRE
Production Assistant: Alexis VAZ

Set Designer Master: Adrien ERNANDEZ
1st Set Designer Assistant: Alexis PONT
2nd Set Designer Assistants : Mélody DESB, Théo WOLF
Costume Master: Clara GRELIE
Wardrobe Keeper: Leslie LAVILLE, Romy DAMBRIN
Make Up Master : Aiko SATO
Make Up : Yasuko SUDO

Animal trainer : José CABREIRA
Trainer assistant : Guennan COUQ

Post Production : Everest
Post producer: Sylvain OBRIOT & Ronan RIGOUSSEN
Editor : Tianès MONTASSER
Color grading : Fanny MAZOYER

Special Effects : Blur Films & Metropolitana
Post Producer : Marisa MESONERO
Post Producer : Verónica DIEZ

Special Thanks : Beats By Dre, Locavi, Mercedes-Benz, Enda Gallery, Lacoste, Adidas, Vantage, Cinenter, Next Shot, Emit, Logifilm, Caroline Goudard-Jesquin, Antigallerie, 20 000 lieux.