Inspired by Paramount's Academy Award®-winning epic, Interstellar, Google Play today announced the release of EMIC - a short film comprised of almost 8,000 video submissions from people all around the world, highlighting the human spirit and how that manifests itself around the globe.   From director and editor David Brodie (The Witness, Survivors) and creative director Angus Wall (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network), the short film will be available to audiences for free on Google Play timed to the digital home entertainment release of Interstellar on March 17, 2015 at CLICK HERE We also have your first look at this 12 minute short with the trailer.

Titled EMIC - after the anthropological term referencing the analysis of culture - the film asked this generation to archive their moment in time by submitting memorable and inspiring photos, music performances, poetry and artwork to give future generations a way to remember Earth as it is today. The film will serve as a time capsule that shows future generations what life on Earth was like, should we leave this planet.

The debut of EMIC marks the last chapter in a multi-month partnership between Google Play and Paramount Pictures surrounding the film Interstellar designed to help moviegoers connect to the film through immersive experiences and exclusive content. This collaboration featured initiatives delivered across Google platforms, including Google Play, Google for Education, Google+ and YouTube. Together, the companies helped moviegoers connect to the film through immersive experiences and exclusive content.

Interstellar stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow and Michael Caine. With time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history: traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. Directed by Christopher Nolan, written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, and produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Lynda Obst. Also released today in honor of Interstellar's arrival on Blu-ray and DVD is a text adventure game to promote the Digital HD release. The game explores the adventures of one of the twelve Lazarus Mission astronauts sent through the wormhole, and we're pretty excited about this unique way of sharing some additional story. First check out the trailer for EMIC, then check out the game: CLICK HERE