How could you classify I’m Here in terms of genre?• I’m Here, would be classed as a hybrid of two if not three genres. Firstly, the film could be classed as a Sci-Fi, as it involves Robots and other features that represent it as an outside world. Secondly, I’m Here may also be classed as a Romance due to the films overall narrative and storyline. This involves two fictional Robot characters falling in love and showing the same emotions as any human characters. Lastly, it may be classed as a Tragedy Drama as the film has a sad ending, and overall sad theme.
What kind of world is represented in the film? Is it happy?• The film, I’m Here can represent a number of worlds depending on which way you consider scenes and narrative within the film. Firstly, the film can be seen as quite a lonely, sad world to the main Robot, who finds life difficult compared to humans and even the other robots in the film. However, once the main Robot meets the other main character, it turns much more into a happier place as Romance comes into the storyline. In addition, the world represented is also one where people (robots in this case) as judged heavily on their ‘differences’.
What evidence of prejudice is there?• The idea of prejudice in the film is supported on a number of occasions. For example, as the main character looks out the bus, he sees a fellow robot who has been involved in an accident just being left to suffer, without help from any passing humans. This clearly shows that they are seen as outsiders and that the humans have little or no care for them. Secondly, this is supported further when the main Robot is at the bus stop and another robot drives past in a car and stops. At the bus stop there is also an old woman who shouts at the robot driving the car saying ‘you aren’t supposed to be driving’, and ‘neither are you’ to the main robot. Again this supports the fact that the humans see the robots as different, and almost second-class citizens, drawing comparisons from the race battles in America in the 1950s.
How would you describe the main character?• The main character of the film is portrayed in a number of ways by the producer and can also be viewed differently depending on the audiences views. This main character can be seen as quite lonely and inclusive in the early stages of the film as he appears to struggle to make social contact with anyone else, both robots and humans.• However, once he meets the other robot he becomes much more self-confident, loving and caring. So much so that he ends up unselfishly giving body parts to the other robot when they suffer various accidents in order for them to live and be able. On the other, people may also view it that the other robot is using him, to such a degree that he gives himself up for her.
How would you describe the girl?• The girl can be seen as quite selfish as she willingly takes the mans robot parts in order for her to live abut resulting in him to suffer. However, on the other hand, she changed the main characters life changing him from somewhere who was seen as very quiet, shy and sad to someone who was enjoying life.
What messages do you read into the film about love, friendship and loyalty?• The film highlights love, friendship and loyalty as three main aspects of life. This is supported by the change in the main characters personality and lifestyle as soon as the girl comes into his life. Furthermore, loyalty is seen as something that is built up over a long period, made stronger if you have similarities with the other person.
Who is the audience for I’m Here?• The audience for I’m Here would predominantly be young people who may be able to relate to the storyline and narrative to a degree. This is supported by various scenes in the film such as the house party, gig and other similar representations of aspects of young life.
Where do you think it is most likely to be viewed?• In terms of viewing, this film would be likely to be featured at film festivals or on the Internet. The latter, making it easily viewable for young people more than any other format. In addition it may also be featured in cinemas before feature length films of a similar nature, further attracting audiences.
Why do you think Absolute sponsored it?• Absolute may have sponsored the film as it appeals to similar people that the film is targeted at. Furthermore it can be represented by the house party in the film as well as the gig. This is typically what young people do.
How did the director want you to feel?• The director of I’m Here, may have wanted to highlight the way people still judge each other, highlighting just how differently can be treated just because of looking or acting differently. In addition, they may also have wanted to highlight how different people in society can come together, love and sacrifice, just like anyone else.