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Spike Jonze’s short, I’m Here, is now live for all to watch

Posted by LiveFor on March 19, 2010

I was lucky enough to see Spike Jonze’s robot love story at a special screening a while ago – Check out Mrs Live For Films review of the night. Now you can catch it, well 5000 people a day can until it gets onto youtube! Well worth a watch over on www.imheremovie.com as it is a beautiful, moving and funny piece of film.

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.

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Spike Jonze’s I’m Here – Our search for the Absolut screening

Posted by LiveFor on February 28, 2010

My Wife and I were lucky enough to be invited to a special screening of Spike Jonze’s new short film presented by Absolut Vodka. It recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. A splendid night and a great little movie. My Wife kindly wrote about the experience so now over to her.

‘I’m Here’ it is called but we couldn’t find out where Here was! We had arrived at our destination; courtesy of the Sat Nav but felt it was lying to us given the fact that we were just in the middle of a road with little idea of where to go next. Driving on we came across an NCP car park and promptly parked the car in order to peruse our surroundings. Leaving the comfort of our car we stepped out into the cold, damp night air in search of clues as to the whereabouts of the venue.

Hand in hand we began our search through the unfamiliar territory, partygoers and revellers alike adding to the buzz and surreal feel of the evening. Like two private detectives we eventually stumbled upon a very strong lead. Looking up to the top of the multi storey car park we noticed something strange was afoot. The top floor appeared to be shrouded in secrecy with strange moving silhouettes within. Curious, we quickly returned to our car and began the climb to the top floor. We had to abandon the safe haven of our car two floors below due to barriers and so embarked on foot up the somewhat sinister feeling staircase. Having arrived at the anticipated level we hesitantly opened the door to discover a busy huddle of people at the far end of the room, visible thanks to the strategically placed blue lights that sent strobes of eerie colour into the vast space; the cold air meeting the warm beams with a haunting fog like effect. Our search had come to a close, we were Here!

Unfortunately we were unfashionably early and were promptly instructed to return to the outside of the car park where we would meet a man who would give us a token. We decided to leave our car where it was parked and take the many stairs that led to the outside. Having only walked down two flights of stairs we were obstructed by what seemed to be a very unsavoury character that was sprawled on the stairs. We gingerly stopped behind the man, unsure whether to ask if we could be allowed access in case that prompted some form of confrontation. The vagrant then turned and looked at us and in a very well spoken voice asked ‘will you be okay getting through there guys?’ ‘Errr, yes thanks’ we replied. This night was getting stranger by the minute.

Mrs Live For Films


On our return to the venue we were met with a very different scene. Walking through a corridor walled with bookcases and a bubble wrap floor we popped our way to the Absolut vodka bar. Having secured our free vodka cocktails we then proceeded to take in the transformation. The room was blanketed in blue light with a synthetic grass green floor equipped with strategically placed brown boxes. There were many screens on scaffolding along with a huge cinema type screen at the top of the room. Before the screening began mattresses sprung out of the boxes, much to the delight of the chosen guests and quickly inflated to provide adequate seating for everyone.

The ambience was one of sitting in a park on a cold winters night huddled up to a loved one to keep warm. So here we were, sitting at the top of a multi storey car park feeling privileged to have been given the opportunity to see a preview of the film.

‘I’m Here’ is a story of love between two robots (voiced by Andrew Garfield and Sienna Guillory). It is a strangely beautiful depiction of how the power of love can make someone sacrifice everything in order to keep what he or she holds dear. Even though the main characters are machines, the clever way in which they are portrayed, along with the struggles they face, leaves you engaging with the characters. Yes, the storyline is somewhat bizarre and exaggerated but this does not detract from the emotion evoked. The film is less than 30 minutes long so it would be easy to give too much away and spoil the surprise. Needless to say it is another triumph from Spike Jonze and will surely appeal to many.

Thanks to Marcus at We Are Social for the invite.

The film goes live for everyone to see in March 2010. Sign up at the official I’m Here site.

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Spike Jonze’s I’m Here – Trailer for a robot love story

Posted by LiveFor on January 22, 2010

Spike Jonze (Where the Wild Things Are), has recently returned to his ad man roots, collaborating with Absolut vodka on a 30-minute short film, I’m Here. Described as a’ robot love story’ it stars Andrew Garfield (Red Riding) and Sienna Guillory and premieres at Sundance.

Here is the trailer.

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Where are the Wild Things? Oh, the subway.

Posted by LiveFor on November 3, 2009

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I love the look on the kids face.

Oh Wild Things we love you so.

Source: CaseyDonahue

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Gremlins 2 vs Where the Wild Things Are Trailer Mashup

Posted by LiveFor on October 8, 2009


Source: We Love You So

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Where the Wild Things Are – Interview – Spike Jonze

Posted by LiveFor on October 3, 2009

The Wild Rumpus begins on 16th October 2009.

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Into the Wild / Where the Wild Things Are poster mashup

Posted by LiveFor on September 26, 2009

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Source: We Love You So

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Where the Wild Things Are – TV Spot – Hope

Posted by LiveFor on September 20, 2009

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Where the Wild Things Are TV Spot – The Battle

Posted by LiveFor on September 13, 2009

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Where the Wild Things Are – Character Poster – KW

Posted by LiveFor on September 11, 2009

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