You don’t need a multi-million dollar budget to make a hit movie.
That’s the lesson from “Tangerine,” a film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival shot entirely with an iPhone 5S.
The movie follows Sin-Dee, a transgender prostitute who teams up with her friend Alexandra on a journey through Los Angeles after she realizes her pimp boyfriend was unfaithful to her while she was in jail.
Director Sean Baker used an iPhone, a lens adapter from Moondog Labs, an $8 app called Filmic Pro, and some external audio equipment to shoot “Tangerine,” according to No Film School.
Shooting a feature-film with a smartphone is empowering. It’s unclear why Baker chose an iPhone 5S instead of a 6 or 6 Plus, but we look forward to more movies like this one.