1. A web series.

    Created / Written / Directed By: Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair
    Executive Produced By: Katja Blichfeld, Russell Gregory, Ben Sinclair

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    Ben Sinclair

    Jordan Dean
    Anna Rose Hopkins

    Katie Hartman
    Henry Zebrowski

    Matthew Minor
    Preston Sadleir
    Bill Sinclair
    Qasim Naqvi

    Director of Photography
    Charles Gruet

    Assistant Director
    Sarah Violet Bliss

    Casting by
    Katja Blichfeld

    Casting Associate
    Andrew Femenella

    Ben Sinclair

    Sound Mixer
    Dimitri Kouri

    Sound Editor
    Andrew Guastella

    Jessie Cook
    Mike Rossi
    Cameron Berton
    Johnny Pruitt

    Color Correction
    Charlie Rokosny

    Production Design
    Imogen Lee

    Locations Manager
    Victoria Carter

    Collage Art
    Chris Santa Maria

    Compost Art
    Josh Treuhaft

    Production Coordinator
    Emi Irikawa

    Production Assistants
    Mark Hammer
    Andrew Femenella
    Cameron Berton
    Johnny Pruitt

    Sarah Graalman

    Additional Photography
    Laura Brownfield
    Jeremy Cohan
    Michael Sly

    Music Supervisor
    Liz Fulton

    written by Amino Belyamani and Aakaash Israni
    Performed by Dawn of Midi
    Courtesy of Thirsty Ear

    "Ashe" // "Clairity" // "Bit Pairity"
    Performed by Nitemoves
    Written by Rory O'Connor
    Courtesy of Moongadget Records

    "Dans le Noir"
    Performed by Dark Rooms
    Written by Daniel Hart

    "Hard LVL"
    Written and performed by Joel Williams

    Special Thanks
    Kristopher Dean
    Emily Esposito
    Carly Frankel
    Elizabeth Lynch
    Bryan Alexander
    Jessie Malone
    Alex Pepper
    Shawn Platzker
    Zuri Washington
    Jared Young
    Jeff Aiken
    Lauren Eicher
    Megan Mekjian
    Caroline Shannon
    Hope Shangle
    Brian Skellenger
    Casey Leach
    Robert Stern
    Jordan Wolf
    Gabriel D'Amato
    Graham Finn
    Biblio Bar and Restaurant
    Christian Sjulsen
    Torque Cycling Studio
    Bobby Taylor
    Brian Moroz
    Lou Gruber
    Nathan Kloke
    Lauryn Tyrell

    Very Special Thanks
    Maria Capolongo

    High Maintenance is coming soon to HBO for 6 new episodes. All 19 previous episodes of High Maintenance will be made available on HBO, HBO NOW and HBO GO.

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  2. SMASH TV presents MEMOREX


    Memorex is the advertising industry's collective wet dream. The sequel to Smash TV's critically acclaimed "Skinemax", Memorex is a 50 minute VJ odyssey, a tribute to an entire generation who grew up with only a TV and a VCR for a babysitter.

    Sourced from over forty hours of 80s commercials pulled from warped VHS tapes, Memorex is a deep exploration of nostalgia and the cultural values of an era of excess. It's a re-contextualization of ads - cultural detritus, the lowest of the low - into something altogether more profound, humorous, and at times, even beautiful.

    Digging up long forgotten memories for a generation who spent their formative years glued to the boob tube, Memorex is a veritable nostalgia nuke for children of the 80s. Endless beach parties, Saturday morning cartoons, claymation everything, sleek cars, sexy babes, toys you forgot existed, station idents, primitive computer animation, all your favorite sugary cereal mascots, and so much more. An ode to the hyper consumerism and sleek veneer of a simpler time.

    The audio provides a perfect accompaniment to the warped and weirdly nostalgic footage, like finding your favorite cassette from childhood after it’s been baking in the sun for 25 years. An authentic audio/visual package, Memorex was designed to look and feel like the real deal. The ultimate VHS tape.

    Is it a lost cultural relic, melted to the dash of an '83 Nissan Sentra?

    Is it a sinister government experiment, designed to brainwash children into becoming consumer slaves?

    Is it the pinnacle of blipverts, sent back in time from 20 minutes into the future?

    Is it the holy grail of unlabeled VHS tapes, tucked away in the back room of an abandoned Blockbuster?

    Is it live, or is it Memorex?

    We didn't create your childhood, we just organized it for you. How to brainwash an entire generation.

    This video is protected under fair use copyright law. It is presented for the purposes of entertainment, education, and criticism/commentary only. No infringement is intended.


    Memorex Intro
    VHS Head - Ident
    Boxcutter - TV Troubles
    Cuticle - Towel
    Leyland Kirby - Neon Lit Atoms
    Peaking Lights - Synthy
    Hype Williams - Mitsubishi
    Boards Of Canada - On A Rolling Sea
    LA Vampires Featuring Matrix Metals - So Unreal
    Rene Hell - Bordes Of Heaven
    Laurie Anderson - O Superman (Smash TV Rewind)
    VHS Head - Seen Enough
    Outer Limits Recordings - Julie
    Boards Of Canada - Dave (I'm A Real Traditionalist)
    Ford & Lopatin - Rock Center Paranoia
    Hype Williams - Businessline
    LA Vampires Goes Ital - Tons Of Love
    Boards Of Canada - Iraq Says / Nine-Rubber Wisdom
    Niggas With Guitars - Milky White
    Loverboy - When It's Over (Brian E Remix / Smash TV Rewind)
    Thompson Twins - If You Were Here (Smash TV Rewind)
    Memorex Outro

    Download the higher quality MP3 here:

    Please support the original artists.

    Also, please check out the following two Youtube channels, where much of this footage was sourced from.
    You have our endless thanks for archiving our childhood.

    80s Commercial Vault

    Vintage Computer Graphics

    Tons of additional DJ Mixes here:

    Blog: supersmashtv.tumblr.com/
    Twitter: @supersmashtv

    After these messages, we'll be right back...

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    1/17/13 Update: Watch the sequel "Memorex" here! vimeo.com/55006097

    Skinemax is Koyaanisqatsi for a generation raised on late night television and B-movie VHS tapes. It's long form entertainment for short attention spans. An hour long VJ odyssey, it will move your body and warp your mind.

    A nostalgic look back at a half remembered childhood growing up in the 80s and early 90s, Skinemax takes a close look at the culture of that era. The images that motivated, delighted, and terrified us on the silver screen, set to propulsive modern music that pines for a simpler time.

    Please support the original works, these are film makers and musicians that have upheld the values of originality and creativity.

    This video is protected under fair use copyright law. It is presented for the purposes of entertainment, education, and criticism/commentary only. No infringement is intended.


    Com Truise - Norkuy
    Depakote - Tummler
    Martial Canterel - For Us
    Fulgeance - Glamoure
    Daedelus - Penny Loafers
    Teebs - Why Like This
    Laurel Halo - Embassy
    Games - Strawberry Skies
    d'Eon - Transparency
    FOE - A Handsome Stranger Called Death (Com Truise Remix)
    Games - Shadows In Bloom
    White Car - No Better
    Gatekeeper - Forgotten
    The Hasbeens - You And Me
    Ford & Lopatin - Emergency Room
    Rainbow Arabia - Mechanical
    oOoOO - Burnout Eyess
    VHS Head - Motions
    Outer Limits Recordings - Plastik Child

    Tons of additional DJ Mixes here:

    Blog: supersmashtv.tumblr.com/
    Twitter: @supersmashtv

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