Olive – First cinema quality film shot on smartphone
January 29th, 2012

Interview with Co-Director Hooman Khalili, Executive Producer, Chris Kelly and Randi Zuckerberg who has a cameo performance in the film Olive taken with a Nokia N8 smartphone.

@FANDORific talked to Hooman about the Oscars & Gena Rowlands.

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.


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