we’ve just stumbled upon this brilliant animated film by one of our favorite film makers, Spike Jonze, in collaboration with french filmmaker Simon Cahn and fashion designer Olympia Le-Tan. together they have crafted a short story inspired by Olympia’s embroidered clutch-bag collection called Mourir Auprès de Toi. the film is based around the love story of a clumsy skeleton and his flame-haired amour played out amidst Le-Tan’s illustrations of classic first-edition book covers. shot inside one of paris’ most iconic bookstores, shakespeare & co., the film features around 3,000 pieces of hand-cut felt pieces created by the burgeoning designer. check out the film below, courtesy of nowness (twitter @nowness) and read their interview with Spike about the project here.
Spike Jonze: Mourir Auprès de Toi on Nowness.com.
also check out a short making-of below
renowned director spike jonze has teamed up with absolut vodka to create a short film about a love relationship between two robots living in LA. the result is nothing short of stunning. spike has crafted a 30-minute, visually appealing and emotionally captivating story. as spike himself said in a recent interview for spanish design magazine neo2: “Absolut did not ask me to make a film about vodka, instead they wanted me to create something that was important to me; and allow my imagination to take me anywhere”.
the film, which originally aired at this year’s sundance festival, is now being screened on its official site: i’m here movie. there’s limited availability, but the number of slots should be more than enough for everyone to watch. soundtrack wise, the film features original material by sam spiegel and aska matsumiya, who provided the main song “there are many of us”.
check out the trailer below…