The resulting clip was a huge success, and "Koufey" and his troupe were invited to New York City to perform the song for the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards.
The video received awards for Best Direction, Breakthrough, and Best Choreography, which Jonze accepted, still in character.
Jonze then assembled a group of dancers to perform to Slim's "Praise You" outside a Westwood, California movie theater and taped the performance.
Scenes from his short were used in the music video to the album's title song, "The Suburbs".
A dystopian vision of suburbia in the near-future, the short was co-written by Jonze, Win Butler, and Will Butler.
He has directed three videos for her and she contributed the theme song for Jonze's Being John Malkovich film.
Jonze is working on another project with the Beastie Boys for the release of their Santigold collaboration, "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win." In a similar fashion to Jonze's recent work with Arcade Fire, he has directed both "short and epic-length videos" to partner with the single.
He started his feature film directing career with Being John Malkovich (1999) and Adaptation (2002), both written by Charlie Kaufman, and then started movies with screenplays of his own with Where the Wild Things Are(2009) and Her (2013).