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July 22nd, 2014

Oldboy Director Shoots Film With iPhone4

I’ve hear and read about a lot of the cool things that can be accomplished with what the iPhone has to offer; but I don’t think that shooting an entire 30 minute short film was one of those things I’d ever see. That is exactly what OLDBOY director Park Chan-Wook has done; he has filmed his entire short film, Paranmanjan (UPS AND DOWNS), from the iPhone4.

Also from the report Chan-Wook stated that it wasn’t just the film that was shot using the Apple product but also the documentary which chronicles the process of filming the short was also used using the iPhone4.

“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‚Äôs point of view then shifts to the woman and it becomes a tale of life and death from a traditional Korean point of view

Chan-Wook teamed with his brother Park Chan-Kyong and KT Corp. on the project to go in on a portion of the reported $130,000 production costs. Visit the report at the Wall Street Journal for more on the story.




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