Viral Short Film Makes Point About Smartphone Addiction

Charlene DeGuzman, who made "I Forgot My Phone," says "special moments are passing us by."
1:50 | 09/04/13

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some provocative video that proves the point that many of us already knew, that we're addicted to the digital devices we carry everywhere. It's gone wildly viral. And nick watt shows us why. Reporter: Imagine a day without your phone, when all around you are using theirs. That's the little film charlene deguzman just made. We're not staying in the moment anymore because we're looking at our phones. Lots of special moments are passing us by. Reporter: This is a film for all of you out there who's ever wanted to do this -- so, I was in hawaii. And we took this amazing dive. The fish were like aquamarine. Yeah. Reporter: Anyway, as I was saying. We were diving in hawaii. And there were aquamarine fish that were outstanding. There's a smartphone backlash snowballing right now. Jack white, the yeah, yeah, yeahs, banned them from gigs. Beyonce told a fan to put them away. You have to seize that moment and put that camera away. Reporter: Enough is enough. The film captures our growing addiction. And she struck a nerve. More than 18 million people have watched already. Ironically, a lot of them probably on their phones. ♪ Happy birthday to you ♪ Reporter: I was nfascinated to hear about the next project. My next video is going to be about science and chemistry. Reporter: Cool. Reporter: For "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles.

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