We all know that the N8 has simply the most amazing camera that you will ever see on a mobile phone right? Well now this point has been proven and taken a step further with the movie “Olive”. It is the first full length feature film shot entirely on a smartphone (the Nokia N8) that will be released in a theater.
Olive is a movie about “a mysterious little girl that doesn’t speak, and three strangers whose lives she positively affects. ” From watching the first few minutes of the movie she also seems to have some type of power or ability to will things to do what she wants them to.
Check out this video of some behind the scenes of the making of Olive plus the first few minutes of the movie itself.
This film is going to be shown at Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills for one week, beginning Dec. 16. They would like to to raise $300,000 on Kickstarter to help promote the film and get wider distribution.
I have personally gave some of my own money to help this cause and would encourage you to do the same. (click here to help!)
Khalili and his crew tried to keep the shoot as professional as possible. There were makeup artists and location scouts. Actress Gena Rowlands (best known recently for her work in The Notebook) was involved. Khalili said the film cost less than $500,000 to make.
I know what your question is why do they need the money I am sure Nokia will help out with these costs. Not so fast according to an article from the LA Times “He was hoping to get funding from Nokia but got turned down.”
While we all know that N8’s camera is brilliant this does not mean that there was not challenges to be had while filming this movie.
“There was a lot of things making this nearly impossible for us,” said Khalili.
They had to hack the phone to turn off the auto focus and the auto zoom.
“The camera thinks it knows what you want to focus on, but it doesn’t know,” he said.
Khalili and his team built what they needed from scratch. It was to the point where they dismantled a 1940s-era movie camera to figure out how it should be done.
Lets hope all their hard work pays off and Olive can get promoted to a wider audience and be shown on more than one screen.
Via: LA Times
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