First ever cinema-standard film shot solely with iPhone premieres

invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“A movie claimed to be the first ever cinema-standard film to be shot solely on the iPhone has been premiered by celebrated South Korean director Park Chan-Wook,” AFP reports.

“‘Night Fishing’ is said to have the same picture resolution as conventional movies but took just 80 people, 150 million won ($133,000) and 10 days to create,” AFP reports. “Park Chan-Wook said he at first approached the project, a 30-minute film about a surreal encounter between a fisherman and a female shaman (medium), for fun… But the director, best known internationally for ‘Oldboy’ and ‘Thirst’ which each won Cannes festival prizes, discovered unexpected benefits.”

AFP reports, “The movie, co-directed by Park and his brother Park Chan-Kyong, will be shown in 10 cinemas nationwide from January 27 for four days.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Brawndo Drinker” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. This isn’t the first effort at serious filmmaking on the iPhone. There is this team (Majek Pictures) that makes web series (“Goldilocks”, I believe), and they shoot on iPhone 4. I’m not sure about these Koreans, but the ‘Majek’ team do some serious post-production work on proper desktops, using After Effects and whatnot.

    This is a wonderful gimmick that works very well for independent filmmakers: your effort gets noticed, not so much because of its merit, but because of the gimmick — it is shot with a cellphone.

    Until everyone starts doing it and it no longer is a gimmick.

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