Olive – The first cinematic-quality feature film to be shot entirely on a smartphone. First-time director Hooman Khalili used a Nokia N8 cellphone, with a high-resolution camera adapted with a 35-mm lens to give added depth of field to the film.
The film cost around $500,000 to make, part funded by Silicon Valley attorney and former Facebook executive, Chris Kelly who said films like Olive, shot on smart-phones give anyone the tools to create high quality content, meaning the economics of the film industry could change in years to come. “It will no longer be about a few big studios controlling the industry, now anyone can create Hollywood-quality content for a fraction of the price’. Read more….