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Full-Length Movie 'Olive' Was Filmed Using a Nokia N8 Phone

By: Katherine Vong - Published: • References: olivethemovie & psfk
For the first time ever, a full-length movie has been filmed using a smartphone -- the Nokia N8 phone, to be exact. The movie is called 'Olive,' an independently financed film that will soon be played at over 2,000 theaters in the United States.

However, the Nokia N8 on its own wasn't enough to film the movie. The phone had to be attached to a high-resolution 35mm lens adapter to "achieve a shallow depth of field," describes the movie's website.

The film, which cost only $500,000 to make, was funded in part by Silicon Valley attorney Chris Kelly and a former Facebook exec. Kelly hopes that this Nokia N8-made film will change the face of the movie industry as it illustrates how "anyone can create Hollywood-quality content for a fraction of the price."

'Olive' features Academy Award-nominated actress Gena Rowlands and is about a 10-year-old girl who doesn't speak a word during the movie but transforms the lives of three characters in the movie. Stats for Smartphone-Captured Films Trending: Older & Mild
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