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.
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.