In Animated Short I Am Here, A Cosmic Search For Meaning Leads To A Most Unexpected Place

Video: Eoin Duffy’s previous animated short followed the strange quest of a squirrel hunting for his missing scarf. His latest, I Am Here, follows another unusual journey – on a much larger scale. Instead of a forest creature, its protagonist is a cosmic being who’s questioning literally everything.

Image: Eoin Duffy

The animation style is simple and modernist, and the score (by Menalon) is appropriately dreamy – but the real ace in the hole is acclaimed Canadian actor Nicholas Campbell’s world-weary narration. “I alone occupy the darkness” takes on an whole new poignant meaning once it’s put into real-world context at the end of the film.