I've been excited for Spike Jonze's I'm Here ever since the trailer hit, and today the beautifully produced, 30-minute film is finally available for viewing online. But you're gonna need to hurry if you want to watch it today.
I'm Here, sponsored by Absolut Vodka but free of any distracting product placement, originally debuted earlier this year at Sundance. It's a story about robot romance, but also a sleek vision of a world in which robots have real, complicated feelings and adorable British accents. Just wonderful. Now it's playing online, but only for 5,000 viewers a day. So get to it!
If you get shut out, the trailer's below to keep you occupied until you can queue up first thing tomorrow.
I'm Here, Written and Directed by Spike Jonze – Released Today on imheremovie.com
STOCKHOLM, March 19 /PRNewswire/ - Today, Spike Jonze's highly anticipated short film, I'm Here, is globally released on http://www.imheremovie.com. This 30-minute robot love story was premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and thereafter screened at the Berlinale. Now it is made available to viewers around the world, through a striking online cinema experience. I'm Here is a creative collaboration with ABSOLUT VODKA, acknowledging the brand's position as a pioneering and culture-shaping brand.
I'm Here is a love story about two robots living in contemporary Los Angeles. The sad-eyed robot librarian Sheldon (Andrew Garfield) leads a lonely and methodical life, until he one day meets Francesca, a creative and free-spirited female robot (played by Sienna Guillory). Robot romance develops and the story is just as beautiful as it is unpredictable.
"I'm Here marks an evolution of our longstanding commitment to creativity, and I am incredibly proud to make this film available to a global online audience. Spike Jonze has made a magical short film, which takes our creative collaborations to new heights. We could have done a commercial or a print campaign, but this is so much more interesting. And much more ABSOLUT," says Anna Malmhake, Vice President Global Marketing, at The Absolut Company.
ABSOLUT has a passion for all things digital, and on http://www.imheremovie.com 5,000 viewers a day are offered an exceptional and highly realistic cinema experience on the Internet. The film is streamed in high quality and thanks to social media functionality, viewers can watch I'm Here together with their Facebook friends. The site also offers a teaser trailer, bonus material and additional information on the director and cast.
The soundtrack includes original music by Sam Spiegel and original songs by L.A.-based art musician Aska Matsumiya and other emerging musicians.
View I'm Here at http://www.imheremovie.com
View the teaser trailer at http://www.imheremovie.com or
Press images are available at http://press.absolut.com
Visit the I'm Here blog at http://blog.imheremovie.com