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 "You're not an artist, Peggy. You solve problems." Don Draper.

CURATE WELCOME LYLE LINDGREN.
28 June 2022

Fancy some decorative teeth coverings but have no idea where to start? Then Lyle Lindgren is your man. His short film '78 on 79th' offers an insight into grills—mouth jewellery made of gold and diamonds. Yet this is only part of what fascinates Lindgren about street culture.

The south Londoner wants to give people deemed untrustworthy or disreputable by society a voice, whether that's through commercials, music videos, or personal projects. This approach has led to a showreel brimming with raw performances and difficult subject matter.


The promo for Goldie's 'I Adore You' demonstrates Lindgren's eye for composition, as well as his command of narrative flow. Stephen Graham (This is England, Line of Duty) plays a prisoner whose sole purpose in life is maintaining a bond with his young daughter. Thus, he records tapes she can listen to.

This kind of sentimentality never goes down well in the nick, and Graham's character finds himself on the receiving end of cruel taunts from other inmates... with predictably violent results. Coupled with his ad for the Metropolitan Police, it's a strong calling card for Curate newbie Lindgren.


To discuss Lyle Lindgren further, ring Curate's Dan Dickenson on 020 3971 2491 or email dan@curatefilms.com.

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