Feature Film Shot on Cell Phone

By Katherine Sweetman

Just got an email from Kickstarter:

       “Unfortunately, Olive did not reach its funding goal by the project deadline. As a result, your $25.00 pledge has been automatically canceled and your credit card will not be charged…”

(end email)

Dammit Olive. I wanted you to reach your goal, but yes, $300,000 was a bit high to raise off Kickstarter (in my opinion). Still, $42,000 had been (potentially) raised to create this film.

To quote the website:

Olive is the very first full length feature film shot 100% on a cell phone. A 35 mm lens adapter was fabricated to fit the smart phone in order to achieve a shallow depth of field.The film simply put is about a little girl that transforms the lives of three people without speaking one word.The movie stars two time Academy Award nominated actress Gena Rowlands (The Notebook, A Woman Under the Influence). The sound design was done by Skywalker Sound.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.

Watch the video on how use the cell phone with professional lenses. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGmH9qf6by8

Seriously, this is beautiful, see what they did with cell phone. (watch youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=er03vp8QCvI )

Even though it wasn’t funded, I really hope the project happens… How much can it cost to rent a Nokia N8 per day?

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