Full-length motion picture Olive hits Kickstarter, is the first one shot entirely on a smartphone
The Nokia N8 is still the reigning smartphone champ with the unmatched quality of tis 12-megapixel Carl Zeiss lens. But it’s a smartphone after all, many would think, and what is it good for? How about a full-length motion picture shot entirely on the N8, carrying the core essence of indie film making? Ladies and gents, that’s now a reality with Olive, the first movie filmed with no other camera than the one on a smartphone.
Directors Hooman Khalili and Patrick Gilles took on the ambitious task and we’re not talking just about a YouTube video. This is cinema-ready waiting for prime time at movie theaters if it gets the $300,000 backing on Kickstarter. The only tweak Khalili and Gilles used is equipping the N8 with a 35mm lens adapter to get that bokeh, shallow depth of field effect you’re so used to see in movies.
The cast of the film is also pretty impressive - Gena Rowlands, twice nominated for Academy Awards is one of the stars. Yep, that’s the very same actress you probably know from the tear-jerking film The Notebook. Others from the cast include John Scurti, Chris Maher, and Ruby Alexander. The sound was also professionally taken care of with Skywalker Sound, a George Lucas-owned studio, responsible for the effects.
trailer below to see and get inspired by Olive.The movie Olive is interesting for one more reason, though. It is a perfect examples of the power that smartphones can give us even now. You no longer need the expensive equipment and the backing of a movie studio, to even make a full-length feature film. The Nokia N8 was released more than a year ago and is relatively affordable now, but just think about the possibilities and what you can do with the camera on your smartphone. Check out the