Posts Tagged ‘Sundance’

I’m Here

Published March 19, 2010 by Graham

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It’s here, just in time for the weekend! We first brought you word of Spike’s new movie last August, when it was still just a “secret robot short film.” After the Sundance premiere in January, Nieves released a zine, Opening Ceremony designed flipbooks and a window display, and now finally Absolut has posted I’m Here in its entirety online. Go check out the robot romance if you’re 21 or older, and stay tuned for even more radness surrounding this lovely short!

Capybara

Published February 11, 2010 by Rubin

Capybara Where The Wild Things Are

We first introduced you to Kansas City, MO’s Capybara in our Sound Advice: The Worlds Best Ever mixtape (it was one of our favorite songs in that mix.) If you didn’t catch them in that here’s another tune to get you familiar with them. Their record Try Brother was one of my most played records of 2009 and I hope you enjoy it.

Most recently they scored the movie One Too Many Mornings that premiered at this years Sundance. You can hear those the songs and pick it up for yourself by going here.

Learn more about the band at http://www.capybaramusic.com

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I’m Here Debuts Today!

Published January 21, 2010 by Graham

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Spike’s epic short film, I’m Here, makes its grand entrance tonight at Sundance. It’s a robot romance and a futuristic fable rooted in the universal emotions of first love, ruminating on youth, identity, autonomy and loss. What began as a small project in the wake of Where the Wild Things Are quickly blossomed into a 35-minute tale that provided Spike ample room to fully flesh out his melancholy heroes, a pair of robot lovers.

These clunky, sensitive machines feel as familiar as old friends by the end of the film, thanks in no small part to the same subtle special effects wizardry that brought the Wild Things’ facial features to life. Spike snapped the image above in the final screening to approve special effects shots before I’m Here’s worldwide premiere. If you’re in Utah today, don’t miss it!

I’m Here : On The Way To Sundance

Published January 8, 2010 by Dallas

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So as we reported a while back Spike has been hard at work on a new short film. It’s called “I’m Here” and it’s basically a robot love story. The details so far are pretty top secret but for those of you lucky enough to be headed to Sundance on January 21st you’ll be able to catch it at the opening night shorts program. More info as we’re able to release it!

Adventures of Power

Published August 14, 2009 by Molly

Indie filmmaker Ari Gold wrote and directed Adventures of Power, a comedy about a New Mexico mine-worker named Power whose passion for drums and subpar musical abilities designate him the “town air-drummer”. Displaying his (questionable) skills at a bar owned by his aunt, Power is thrown into a whirlwind of adventure when his union-leader father calls a strike at the copper mine, leading Power to discover a subculture of air-drummers dedicated to battling an evil opponent.

If this all sounds weird, it’s for good reason: the movie is a love-it-or-despise-it deal, having gotten hot and cold reviews all over the place since premiering at Sundance and winning awards at various film festivals. The overall consensus is that it’s funny, charming and a wee bit Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.

Curious sidenote: “Adventures of Power” also stars Ari Gold’s longtime buddy and band-mate Adrian Grenier playing against his Entourage persona––thank god!–– as a real drummer with a hidden love for air drumming.