Prior to his hit feature film rendition of the beloved children’s book, Where The Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, director Spike Jonze built his portfolio with a solid collection of iconic skateboarding videos that have become important chronicles of the culture. While Jonze started out documenting ollies, flips and slides on film in the 80s, the director has since then ventured into different fields and provided his audience with fresh, creative perspectives on other subjects.
This year, Spike Jonze’s collaborative feature short film with ABSOLUT, “I’m Here” has entered Sundance and is fast becoming one of the most highly anticipated work at the festival. The 30-minute short film has been described as a “robot love story”. Its melancholy, bittersweet trailer follows a robot man (played by Andrew Garfield of Boy A, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and The Social Network) through a montage of dream-like sequences in the mundane and ordinary of everyday life. Slightly detached but pensively provocative as the the robot’s love interest quelled the robot’s believe that robots can’t dream. Perhaps they can, perhaps they can’t, but one can always make things up. Even though the trailer reveals little about the narrative of the film, it seems very promising.