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MGMT 'Me & Michael' by Joey Frank, Randy Lee Maitland

David Knight - 8th Feb 2018

MGMT present a bizarre and hilarious modern morality tale for the melodic Me & Michael.

Delivered in a crudely homemade aesthetic by director Joey Frank and Randy Lee Maitland, it's a fast-moving satire of music biz shenanigans in the internet age: MGMT happen upon the song Me & Michael, by the unknown Filipino group True Faith, on the web. And they love it so much that they steal it - a decision that has far-reaching consequences.

Frank and Maitland's DIY approach takes a bit of getting used to, but it is actually quite a liberating influence on the story, which is gripping and comic, but also has something important to say (about the not usually fascinating subject of intellectual copyright). In fact, this is so well put together, True Faith have their very own Me & Michael video too

As for the truth about the provenance of Me & Michael - well, this may lead to a few questions being asked. And is it just me, or does the chorus actually sound like China In Your Hands by T'Pau..?

 

 

David Knight - 8th Feb 2018

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Joey Frank
Director
Randy Lee Maitland
Producer
Alexandra Byer
Production Company
RATHAUS

Camera

Director of Photography
Ashley Connor

Art

Production designer
Becca Morrin
Production designer
Eamon Monaghan

Wardrobe

Stylist
Madison Solenja
Wardrobe
Colin King
Wardrobe
Z Behl

Editorial

Editor
Alex Amoling

Grading

Colourist
Nat Jencks
Grading company
Goldcrest

Other credits

Graphic Design Elements

Daniel Kent, Will Rhodes, Dave Nelinson

VFX and Comping

Daniel Faria

Editor of Truefaith video

Kenneth Casey Swoyer

Title Card

Michael Buscemi

David Knight - 8th Feb 2018

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