Remember Where the Wild Things Are (TMT Review)? Family film from last year, hip soundtrack from Karen O? Of course you do. Now that you recall, push it out of your mind: Spike Jonze now has a new short film with a soundtrack that makes Where the Wild Things Are’s sound like the soundtrack for City of Angels.
I’m Here is a 30-minute short sponsored by Absolut Vodka. (Luckily, the film itself has nothing to do with Absolut, short of the title — “An Absolut Love Story.” Yes, Zooey Deschanel, you’re still #1 for worst commissioned work… what were you thinking, Cotton?) Chocolate Industries worked with Spike Jonze on the soundtrack, which includes original music from The Lost Trees (comprised of Flea, Aska Matsumiya, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zimmer — take that, Karen). The real “cred,” however, comes from the addition of tracks from Sam Spiegel, Girls, Sleigh Bells, and Animal Collective, with others as of yet unannounced.
The film is a “love story between two robots… co-existing alongside humanity in Los Angeles,” presumably making it a rob rom, +/- com. Sienna Guillory stars as the female robot, who looks like a steely version of the chick from Eyes Without a Face (Andrew Garfield, the male robot interest, looks more like Andrew Garfield wearing a PC tower over his head).
I’m Here tracklisting:
01. The Lost Trees & Aska - “There Are Many of Us”
02. Gui Borratto - “Beautiful Life”
03. Sleigh Bells - “A/B Machines”
04. of Montreal & The Lost Trees - “The Past Is a Grotesque Animal”
05. Animal Collective - “Did You See the Words”
06. Girls - “Hellhole Ratrace”
07. Aska - “Y.O.U.”
08. Sam Spiegel - “Lonesome Robot Theme”
09. Sam Spiegel - “There Are Many of Us (Electric Dream Reprise)”