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We Were Once a Fairytale (2009)

TV-MA | | Short | 25 June 2009 (USA)
Kanye West in a fairytale.


Spike Jonze


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kanye West ... Drunk Kanye
Daniella Alonso ... Sofa Girl
Ibn Jasper Ibn Jasper ... Sober Ibn
Danielle Alcaraz Danielle Alcaraz ... Ibn's Ladyfriend
Kalen Brest Kalen Brest ... Waitress 1
Cynthia Quiles ... Waitress 2
Jermaine Jacox ... Bouncer
Natalie Farrey Natalie Farrey ... Short Girl
Jason Marks Jason Marks ... Short Girl's Boyfriend
Lisa Parigi Lisa Parigi ... Girl Not Into Kanye At Bar
Jessie Camacho ... Other Girl Not Into Kanye At Bar
Fonzworth Bentley ... Ultimate Gentleman
Mike Carroll Mike Carroll ... Drunk Mike Carroll
Don Walls Don Walls ... Person On Dance Floor Not Into Kanye
Keith Palma Keith Palma ... Person on Dance Floor not Into Kanye


Kanye West in a fairytale.

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One of various collaborations between director Spike Jonze and star Kanye West, including music videos for several of the former's songs, such as "Only One" from 2015 and "Otis" from 2011. See more »


See You In My Nightmares
Performed by Kanye West feat. Lil' Wayne
Written by Kanye West, Lil' Wayne (as Dwayne Carter), No I.D. (as Ernest Wilson), Jeff Bhasker & Mr. Hudson (as Benjamin McIldowie)
Produced by Kanye West & No I.D. (as No ID)
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group/Cash Money Records/Universal Records
Under License From Universal Music Enterprises
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Best short film
16 September 2010 | by mattkunzlerSee all my reviews

Spike Jonze and Kanye West work together on this short film that has an extremely creepy feel to it, but is also a really good flick. The film has several unfocused scenes meant to show that Kanye is drunk, which gets slightly annoying at times. Playing the main rile, Kanye did a surprisingly good job in acting, especially at the ending. The animation was spectacular, and I have been thinking about the video a lot lately. In my opinion, a good movie is one that you think about for days to come after viewing it. Much like; THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, and DONNIE DARKO. I thought about those for days. So although this movie hand an dark sense to it, it really portrayed itself well. I for one haven't seen many short films, but of the ones I have seen, this one is my favorite. If you can't handle creepy videos then don't watch this. I also would like to say that I never hand out A "10" to a movie because no movie is perfect. But as far as short films go, this one was dang good.

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