Olive: First Feature Film Shot With A CellphoneBy: Jeremy Muncy - November 30, 2011
It’s crazy how far cellphone camera technology has advanced. Just a few years ago they were more of a novelty feature; fast forward a bit, and you can record full HD video. With that in mind, a film crew has shot the first full length feature film on a smartphone. The film is called Olive.
The crew shot the film with a Nokia N8 mounted to a modified 35-mm lens, to achieve a shallow depth of field. They also employed the use of a motorcycle side car, and even a RC helicopter for various scenes within the movie.
The film stars Gena Rowlands, John Scurti, Chris Maher, and Ruby Alexander. Other names affiliated with the project include Ben Lear, and Randi Zuckerberg (the older sister of Mark Zuckerberg).
According to the director’s Kickstarter page:
“The financing of Olive was done independently of any corporation. The goal now is to be the first film to not only be shot on a cell phone but to also be the first independently financed feature film on 2,000+ theaters across the United States without the backing of a Major Studio.”
The film went up on Kickstarter today, and it’s currently looking for $300,000 that will go towards distribution. You can check out Olive’s Kickstarter video below, it also includes some behind the scenes footage, and the first scene of the movie.
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