Artist Randy Regier created the submarine model for this fake cold war era commercial.
“Remember the good old days when American Presidents were afraid of Russia? Rare found footage of a 1950’s TV commercial for the TYTON, an anti-Communist submarine toy for “boys who are scared of pinkos.”
Written and Directed by Gail Lerner; Mother: Christine Woods; Father: Hayes MacArthur; Son: Dash Williams; Announcer: Jeff Meacham. TYTON toy created by Randy Regier; Producer: Elyse Katz; 1st AD: Lon Takiguchi; DP: Jens Pietrowski; 1st AC: Tony Muller; 2nd AC: Pablo Jara; Gaffer: Skip McGraw; BB Electric: Bob Good; Electric: Abby Antweil, David Darwin, Ken Sylvester; Key Grip: Jason Rez; Grip: Griffin Rez; Dept. Head Make-Up: Nadyne Hicks; Dept. Head Hair: Tyler Ely; Costume Designer: Brandie Reinhold; Costume Asst: Sonya Magrefteh; Sound Mixer: Sterling Moore; Boom: Brian Lerner; Production Designer: Joanne Baker; Set Decorator: Mike Claman; Editor: Colin Campbell; PAs: Chris Clemente, Lauren Mikami, Mark Woodvine. The TYTON originally commissioned by Bill North and the Salina Art Center