I’m Here, We Were Once a Fairytale, Drunk Girls

Short-Films | USA 2010 | 50' | OV

No matter whether he is shooting music videos, commercials, or feature films, Spike Jonze takes things to the edge of any form he is working in, again and again. One current case in point is his video for Kanye West’s WE WERE ONCE A FAIRYTALE. In a stark deviation from the otherwise popular boasting, the display of luxuries, the party and sex images in hip-hop videos, the American artist depicts a fairly dark version of life as a music star: an insanely drunk and lonely West staggers through a nightclub, until he literally ends up facing his inner demons. In Jonze’s equally original music video DRUNK GIRLS, the band LCD Soundsystem is terrorized by a group of men in white dog costumes, for no apparent reason. The shoot ends in chaos. Even more extraordinary is I’M HERE, a 30-minute commercial for Absolut Vodka in which the liquor is neither mentioned nor shown. What is told instead is the tragic love story of two robots in L.A. in the near future. A melancholic masterpiece with breathtaking, sun-drenched images captured by cinematographer Adam Kimmel (CAPOTE).

I'm Here
Director & Script
Spike Jonze
Photography
Adam Kimmel
Editors
Stephen Berger, Eric Zumbrunnen
Production Design
Floyd Albee
Music
Sam Spiegel
Sound
Ren Klyce
Principal Cast
Andrew Garfield, Sienna Guillory
Producer
Vincent Landay
Executive Producers
Mark Figliulo, Matt Bijarchi
Production
Absolut Vodka, D&E Entertainment, MJZ
International Sales
D&E Entertainment 6525 W. Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028 USA Tel: +1 323 464 24 03 Fax: +1 323 464 24 26 www.dandeentertainment.com
We Were Once a Fairytale
Director & Script
Spike Jonze
Photography
Wyatt Troll
Editors
Stephen Berger, Michael Dart Wadsworth
Production Design
James Chinlund
Music
Squeak E. Clean
Sound
Skip Lievsay
Principal Cast
Kanye West, Kalen Brest, Cynthia Quiles, Ibn Jasper
Producer
Vincent Landay
Executive Producer
Kanye West
Production
Mark Lewis Studio, WDR, 3sat, British Documentary Foundation, Van Abbemuseum
International Sales
MJZ, 2201 S. Carmelina Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064, USA, Tel: +1 310 826 6200, Fax: +1 310 826 6219, natalie(at)mjz.com, www. mjz.com
Drunk Girls
Director & Script
Spike Jonze, James Murphy
Music
LCD Soundsystem
Producer
James Murphy
Production
EMI Music, DFA Records

Selected filmography Spike Jonze

DOUBLE RUSH (1995), BEING JOHN MALKOVICH (1999), JACKASS (2000-2002), JACKASS: THE MOVIE (2002), WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (2009), MUSIC VIDEOS FOR BJÖRK, WEEZER, BEASTIE BOYS, R.E.M., TENACIOUS D