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Movie about Moviemaking: “No Budget”

A movie about moviemaking runs the risk of being self-indulgent and too clever. That said, the self-reflexive genre includes some extraordinary works such as “The Player,” “The Day of the Locust,” and “Sunset Boulevard.” We can now add to that list —in the mobile movie subcategory—Christopher Stollery’s witty “No Budget.” “No Budget” artfully creates the appearance of an…

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The Secret of Making a Mobile Movie Parody

Kemp Baldwin demonstrates the art of the mobile movie parody in”Bindle Bros.” The four-minute faux documentary was a selection in the 2016 Disposable Film Festival

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Does It Make Sense to Star in Your Own Movie?

Aris Tyros is a Canadian actor and iPhone filmmaker. His “How I Became a Movie Theatre Murderer” won the second place Audience Award at this year’s MoMo Film Festival in Zurich. In this his first film, Tyros joins Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles, Ida Lupino, and Woody Allen in directing himself, a challenge that he discusses among other topics in…

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Czech Smartphone Comedy Wins Top Prize at MFF 2016

Stefan Etrych’s “Bubbles Don’t Lie” has won first place  at this year’s Mobile Film Festival. In this 5-minute comedy, mysterious numbers appear above people’s heads. When the meaning of the numbers is revealed, the secret changes how everyone views everyone else. Caution (and possible spoiler alert): While the visuals are PG, the film’s is definitely for people who are not…

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“Hobby Horse” Wins at the Original iPhone Film Festival 2014

Jeremy Hurlburt’s “Hobby Horse,” a story of neglected dreams, has won the Grand Prize at The Original iPhone Film Festival for 2014-15. The short film was shot using both an iPhone 5 and an iPhone 6. http://iphonefilmmaker.com/our-videos/hobby-horse-fiction/ During the production Hurlburt used FiLMic Pro and an OlloClip wide-angle lens. The film demonstrates the use of cinema verite in…

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“How to Rob a House”: a vampire comedy

Adi Spektor is an accomplished actor and filmmaker. His short vampire comedy “How to Rob a House” illustrates the sophistication now possible with mobile moviemaking.

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