Forgetful Assistance


Quick stats about the movie

The official music video for The Elwins‘ single Forgetful Assistance features the bands’ real hands performing a highly choreographed “dance” with their phones.

The video required three months of preparation and 19 takes to complete, using only four iPhones and a smattering of fun props.

Creative team

Director/producer: Michael Schmidt
Music: The Elwins

About Michael Schmidt


Michael Schmidt’s work can be described as simple moments transformed. Whether creating humour or drama, he enjoys juxtaposing the every day with the absurd in ways that delight his audience and present his stories in a new light.

His award-winning films have screened internationally including the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Los Angeles Film Festival and Banff World Media Festival, where his writing and directing won a Rockie award for best pilot for American Wife, starring Kristin Booth and Patrick McKenna.

Michael has directed work for Ford, Diageo, The History Channel as well as numerous music videos and short films, including Free Door, which premiered on the NSI Online Film Festival in July 2013.

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