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ELSKID is the home of award-winning director Robin Schmidt. Unusually, he works in film and television under two distinct guises: himself and… SuperMassive.

Robin Schmidt is the serious one, active in commercials and serious drama. SuperMassive is the wild-eyed lunatic cousin, going nuts in music videos, virals and television.

Same person. Two very different approaches.

Find me on twitter: @DirSchmidt or drop me a line

 

LATEST NEWS:

ARENA FLOWERS COMMERCIAL BOOKED
25th January Second commercial of 2016 booked. Shooting 29th January I get my hands on the quite frankly ridiculous Tesla S for a Valentine’s viral with a twist.

BOSCH COMMERCIAL BOOKED
15th January First commercial of 2016 booked. Shooting 25th January it’s a funk infused comedy TVC for the legendary german home appliances manufacturer. Should be a lot of fun.

 

FEATURED IN TOP 100 INDIE FILMMAKERS IN THE WORLD
26th November I’ve been selected for a new book celebrating indie filmmakers around the world. The quote is hilarious… “How can you tell if someone is going to be a great filmmaker… I hold up a picture of Robin Schmidt and tell them to shut up.” Insane!

 

 

AFTERDEATH TOP PICK ON KIM NEWMAN’S EMPIRE PAGE
15th November Afterdeath enjoyed a great review from Kim Newman after screening at FrightFest and he has again picked it out in his regular horror column for Empire Magazine. As a long-time reader of the magazine… well it’s pretty cool.

 

THE INDESTRUCTIBLES PICK OF THE DAY IN TV TIMES
9th November The Indestructibles made pick of the week in 8 major television listings and is enjoying very respectable viewing figures during its run. The show can be viewed on catchup on Dave here.

 


12113356_10153057592521695_8835860576907027047_oAWARDS SUCCESS AND OFFICIAL RELEASE FOR AFTERDEATH
19th October Afterdeath will be officially released through Icon Distribution under the ‘FrightFest presents’ curated label. The film has now won a number of awards including ‘Best Feature – Dark Visions’ at Nocturna in Spain, and ‘Best International Fantasy Feature’ at Feratum in Mexico. The film will have its US premiere at this year’s Austin Film Festival.

 

 

INDESTRUCTIBLES TO AIR10919668_142507732751667_1692741314_n 9th NOVEMBER ON DAVE
The Indestructibles, SuperMassive’s new TV show featuring madcap comedy stunts and action sports will begin airing on 9th November at 8pm on Dave. The programme features mad comedy stunts and was funded via a unique branded content partnership with Casio G-Shock

 

Canis 8CANIS BELLI AND VANISHING TRICK PROGRAMMED AT ASFF
Two shorts directed by Robin will play at Aesthetica in November. Canis Belli, a WW1 piece has already made a bow at the Hamilton and Minneapolis Underground Festivals while Vanishing Trick will make its first public appearance.