Check out this teaser for the new short film from Park Chan-wook shot on an iPhone.
The film was reportedly made for $130,000 and was totally shot on the iPhone 4. I haven't seen the film yet but the Wall Street Journal reported:
"The short is a fantastical tale that begins with a middle-aged man fishing one afternoon and then, hours later at night, catches the body of a woman. The panicked man tries to undo the intertwined fishing line, but he gets more and more entangled. He faints, then wakes up to find himself in the white clothes that the woman was wearing. The movie’s point of view then shifts to the woman and it becomes a tale of life and death from a traditional Korean point of view.
The quality of the cinematography is quite good, except for a little shakiness in the beginning. And the fact that the screen is coarse works to the film’s advantage, especially on the night scenes given its life-and-death theme."
When announcing the film last week Park Chan-wook told reporters:
“The new technology creates strange effects because it is new and because it is a medium the audience is used to,” Park told reporters Monday. ”There are some good points of making a movie with the iPhone as there are many people around the world who like to play and have fun with them. Compared to other movie cameras, the iPhone was good because it is light and small and because anyone can use it,” he said.
As soon as I know when and where its out in the UK I'll let you know.