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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

REPRESENTATION:

ROBINSCHMIDT is repped by Irresistible Films for commercials (UK), LUMA for digital (UK) and by Wenneker (Benelux) for commercials and digital
SUPERMASSIVE is repped by Hoot Comedy for comedy & digital and Gas&Electric for music videos via OB Management

 

LATEST NEWS:

BOOKED: FOODORA SPOT
1st September  Booked. A new TV ad for Foodora, an online food delivery company. Very very technical shoot, some on camera trickery and some fun performance too. Previs a go-go using ShotPro and After Effects.

 

BOOKED: MENTOS GREENWAY GUM SPOT
1st August  New commercial booked for Mentos and their new Greenway Gum. Organic street art featuring all sorts of crazy moss, grass and yoghurt. Lots of technical considerations but looks set to be a lot of fun.

 

BOOKED: SAMSUNG/RTL DANCE DANCE DANCE SPOT
21st July  Booked a spot for Samsung and RTL shooting a dance performance with show dancer Shay Lutokalan. The idea revolves around VR. VR is going to be huge.

 

ASDA – FOLLOW UP TO ROYAL SHOPPING 
11th July  Booked a new spot for Asda following the success to our previous one featuring lookalikes of the Royal Family. Production through Hoot Comedy.

 

THE BREAK-IN
28th June  New Podcast. Going to be doing a new podcast with my SuperMassive other half Simon Wan. Following our journey to break Hollywood in under 12 months. See more here

 

ASDA – ROYAL SHOPPING DELIVERS BIG NUMBERS
15th June  Customers at an East End Asda branch would have been surprised to see members of the Royal family shopping there. This viral for ASDA delivered some huge numbers on social. 6m views in less than a week.

 

PHILIPS SENSEO – NEW COFFEE MACHINE ‘SWITCH’
1st June  Booked to shoot a promo for the new Senseo Switch coffee machine from Philips for new dutch reps Wenneker. Plenty more cool product films coming too.

 

 

NEW VIDEO ESSAY SERIES – ACTION:REACTION
1st March With an action film in development I get to indulge a passion for action movies with a new series of video essays looking at what makes great scenes great. Watch the first episode here.

 

SIGNED TO WENNEKER IN THE NETHERLANDS
22nd February I’ve been signed to Wenneker for commercial representation. Originally a dutch company Wenneker is a commercials production company based out of Amsterdam with offices in Belgium and Dubai.

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.