Directed by Marco van Belle, who kindly got in touch to let me know about it, this fantasy short stars legendary British actor Brian Blessed as Mr. Bojagi, a mysterious man with a mind-reading machine who helps people choose the perfect gifts.
The film has already won the 2010 ‘British Lion Award’ for achievement in film and the jury award for ‘Best Short Film’ at the London Independent Film Festival. The film also stars Hildegard Neil.
It will debut exclusively on Daily Motion for a limited run from 14th May.
I mentioned this back in February and now the full film is out and embedded below for your viewing pleasure. Written and directed by Matthew Gordon Long it is well worth a watch.
On a sun-dappled summer day a science expedition propels two children towards an enigmatic encounter at the edge of the their known world. Arriving on an isolated beach, they discover the wreck of a robotic squid submarine. The secret it holds within changes their lives forever.
Bobby Drake keeps getting attacked by the town bully, but his luck is about to change for the better when he discovers his car is in fact the famous transformer Bumblebee. See how Bobby uses this new “hidden friend” to his advantage.
UPDATE: On Wednesday, the day the short came out, a bidding war broke out between several studios — longtime rivals Warner Bros. and Fox are in the mix, according to sources — who see feature potential in the short. Some speculate the project will end up at Fox, because Rinsch is part of the stable of RSA, Ridley Scott’s commercial house that produced the short, and Scott’s longtime association with Fox. – Heat Vision
The 30 minute film, which forms part of the ABSOLUT campaign ‘In An ABSOLUT World, Ordinary Is No Place To Be’, is a robot love story set in LA and celebrates a life enriched by creativity. It proved to be a huge hit when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January this year, and later screened at the influential Berlinale in February.
5,000 people a day will be offered the opportunity to watch the film through a striking online cinema experience. ‘I’m Here’ is a creative collaboration which acknowledges ABSOLUT as a pioneering and cultureshaping brand.
The film stars British actor Andrew Garfield (Boy A, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) and Sienna Guillory, (Love Actually). The soundtrack includes original music by Sam Spiegel and original songs by L.A.- based art musician Aska Matsumiya and other emerging musicians.
Mark Hamilton, Head of Marketing for Vodka at Pernod Ricard UK said:
“ABSOLUT has a long history of creative collaborations which is testament to the brand’s unique and visionary perspective of the world. Our collaboration with Spike Jonze marks an evolution of our longstanding commitment to creativity. ‘I’m Here’ combines Jonze’s unique style with our vision of challenging convention and making ordinary life more interesting.”
The film is streamed in high quality and, thanks to social media functionality, viewers can watch ‘I’m Here’ together with Facebook friends. The site also offers a teaser trailer, bonus material and additional information on the director and cast.
The film tells the tale of a machine travelling in deep-space which has as a primary function the preservation of a living organism: a man. Strange events with biblical analogies begin, disturbing the machine and making it rethink it’s priorities.
This is Ebbëto’s 2nd short film. It’s a 27 min. black and white sci-fi film made in 2009. This short extract features the music of OIL 10 “Passagen”, by the French electronic music composer, Gilles Rossire.
Greg Pak is the current writer on The Incredible Hulk (he gave us Planet Hulk). This short film, although being called Mister Green, has nothing to do with the Hulk.
Turns out Pak has a background in film and he has been chatting to CBR about this short film.
Mister Green” is a tale of a disconnected man in a dystopian near-future world. “The premise of this film, and I don’t think this gives too much away because you’ll find it out in the first ten seconds of the film, is that catastrophic climate change has happened. We blew it. We didn’t stop it. Venice has flooded. New York City’s Canal Street has become a canal again. It’s 87 degrees in December and our main character is the Undersecretary for the Department of Global Warming,” Pak explained. “He blew it and as far as he’s concerned everybody blew it because folks didn’t get out there and push the government hard enough. Nobody pushed hard enough, so he’s this jaded and almost self-hating guy as the story begins. The character’s name is Mason Park and he’s played by Tim Kang, aka Agent Cho on ‘The Mentalist.’
“Fairly quickly, Mason meets an old colleague of his who’s now a scientist whose grants have just been cut by Mason’s agency because it’s just too late,” Pak continued. “They kind of flirt a little bit, because they have some vibe going from the past, but fairly quickly this mysterious scientist enmeshes our hero in a crazy plot to save the world in a totally unexpected way. If I say any more it’ll ruin the story.”