Due to enormous interest in watching I’m Here at Imhermovie.com ABSOLUT has decided to increase the capacity from 5 000 to 12 000 viewers a day. Last weekend Imheremovie.com had 230 000 unique visitors, which was far more than expected.
Now viewers around the world can see I’m Here through an online cinema experience at www.imheremovie.com. Social media functionality makes it possible to watch the film together with facebook friends, and the cinema experience is highly realistic. But hurry on, the cinema only offers 5000 seats a day.
I´m Here premiered at Sundance Film Festival on January 21, and was screened at the Berlinale last week. This week there was a sneak-preview in Stockholm. We were there to make sure all robots found their seats.
Photo: Johanna Berglund
While waiting for the online premiere of I’m Here, you can always go to the theater to see Spike Jonze’s critically acclaimed feature “Where The Wild Things Are”, adapted from Maurice Sendak’s children’s book of the same name. The story revolves around Max (played by newcomer Max Records), a nine-year-old who feels neglected at home. After an argument with his mother (Catherine Keener), Max escapes to a distant island inhabited by exotic creatures. Max not only runs away physically, but runs toward a world in his imagination.
We Love You So is an excellent blog sheding some light on many of the artists that collaborated for years to make the “Where The Wild Things Are” a reality. One of them is Sonny Geras, the mastermind behind making the monsters look as amazing as they do. Sonny also created the robots in “I’m Here”.
The I´m Here trailer is not only available on imheremovie.com, but also on youtube were it has had almost 200 000 views. See the trailer in high resolution here.
I’M HERE features original music by Sam Spiegel and original songs by L.A.-based art musician Aska Matsumiya and other emerging musicians. We had a word with Aska, a classically trained pianist and a key figure in the local artist community.
Q: You play in the noise band AsDSSka, the indie rock trio Moonrats, the experimental pop group the Sads and the a cappella group L.A. Ladies Choir. What links all these bands together?
A: I have many musical projects for different forms of expression. You know, we all have our emotional side, our passionate side and our fun side where we are able to let go. I get to express all my differents faces through my musical projects.
Q: Your song “There Are Many Of Us” is featured on the I’M HERE soundtrack. How did the song come about?
A: Last year I wanted to go back to the essence of music so I started the L.A. Ladies Choir, which is a choir group for our community. We don’t carry lots of equipment, and we just go down the street and sing wherever we want to. “There Are Many Of Us” was the first song I wrote on guitar for the choir, and as with many of my songs I sent it to my friends. Spike was one of them, and now the song is featured in the film.
Q: What is your next project?
A: “There Are Many Of Us” is out now as a digital release from Manimal Vinyl Records. It will also be part of my first solo album, which is out on Manimal in July. The album is less experimental compared to some other projects, and has a lot of classical influences, electronic beats and ambient sounds.
Check out last year’s music video for AsDSSka’s “Hold on (25)”, directed/filmed by Crystal Moselle and Spike Jonze.
Spike Jonze’s first love story is about the relationship between two robots living in Los Angeles. But do you know what actors are hiding under those good looking robot costumes? Andrew Garfield plays the male lead opposite Sienna Guillory, two multifaceted actors with impressive backgrounds.
Prior to working with director Spike Jonze on I’M HERE, Andrew played opposite Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan in Mark Romanek’s NEVER LET ME GO due for release later in 2010, and one of the leads in Terry Gilliam’s THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR PARNASSUS, playing opposite Christopher Plummer, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Jude Law and the late Heath Ledger. With expectation of his next project high, Andrew is currently shooting THE SOCIAL NETWORK for award winning director David Fincher, in which he plays Facebook Co-founder Eduardo Saverin opposite Jesse Eisenberg’s Mark Zuckerberg. Other notable screen credits include LIONS FOR LAMBS and BOY A.
Brittish-born actress Sienna Guillory first made an impression on critics and audiences as star of the 2003 miniseries “Helen of Troy.” In 2006, she starred in the Fox 2000 film Eragon as Princess Arya opposite Jeremy Irons and John Malkovich. Also recognized for her role in the romantic comedy Love Actually opposite Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson and Emma Thompson, she first came to attention with her breakout role in the 2002 science fiction film The Time Machine opposite Guy Pearce. Sienna Guillory recently finished shooting a lead role in the Tony Krantz directed independent feature THE BIG BANG opposite Antonio Banderas.
Today Spike Jonze’s first love story premieres as part of the first-ever Opening Night’s Shorts Program at the Sundance Film Festival. I’m Here is a 30-minute love story about the relationship between two robots living in L.A. Andrew Garfield and Sienna Guillory are in the lead roles, and the soundtrack includes original music by Sam Spiegel and original songs by L.A.-based art musician Aska Matsumiya and other emerging musicians.
I’m Here will also screen at the Berlin Film Festival in February followed by a global release in March here at imheremovie.com. The film is a collaboration with ABSOLUT VODKA, and the partnership acknowledges the brand’s position as a pioneering and culture-shaping brand. Come back soon for more information about the film.