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18 May 2021

Back on the teamsheet.

by Andrew MacGregor

Kiyan Prince Foundation: “Long Live the Prince” - 1 min 49s

Fifteen-year-old Queens Park Rangers youth player Kiyan Prince was stabbed to death in May 2006. Fifteen years later, Loftus Road is now the Kiyan Prince Foundation Memorial Stadium; a worthy tribute to a boy robbed of his first-team debut. However, technological advances mean he can appear for the Hoops in some capacity.

This poignant yet assertive film shows Prince in action as a FIFA 21 player, as well as on a trading card and a JD Sports billboard. Some may be troubled by this kind of posthumous depiction, but measured direction and a strong performance from Prince's dad, Mark, ensures an often beguiling act of remembrance.

Creative Agency: Engine Ⓟ Ⓦ
CCO: Billy Faithfull
Creative Director: David Dearlove / Richard Nott / Orlando Warner
Creative: David Dearlove / Richard Nott
Agency Exec Producer: Katie Farmer
Agency Producer: Seb Roskell
Ass't Prod (Agency): Jakub Pieta
Film Production: Engine Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: David Dearlove
Producer: Debbie Impett
Cinematographer: Oliver Schofield / Steve Montgomery
Post Production: Karl Woolley / Paul Branch @ Framestore Ⓟ Ⓦ / nineteentwenty Ⓦ
Colourist: Kai van Beers @ nineteentwenty Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Joe Wilkinson / Jim Stewart @ String and Tins Ⓟ Ⓦ
Audio Producer: Laura-Leigh Smith @ String and Tins Ⓟ Ⓦ

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