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

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

 

 

Credits

Director
Joey Frank
Director
Randy Lee Maitland
Production Company
RATHAUS
Producer
Alexandra Byer
Director of Photography
Ashley Connor
Stylist
Madison Solenja
Production designer
Becca Morrin
Production designer
Eamon Monaghan
SFX
Izzi Galindo, Emily Shubert
Wardrobe
Colin King
Wardrobe
Z Behl
Editor
Alex Amoling
Colourist
Nat Jencks
Grading company
Goldcrest
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

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