‘Oldboy’ Director’s New Camera Is His iPhone

Monday, January 10 by

Shooting a film for theaters? Yes, there’s even an app for that.

If you hate yourself for wasting so many hours of your life playing Angry Birds, prepare to get angrier. Rather than catapult birds at egg-stealing pigs, ultra-violent Korean horror movie director Park Chan-Wook (‘Oldboy‘) shot an entire 30 minute film on his iPhone 4. Not only was the film, with the super catchy title Paranmanjang, shot on Apple’s beloved mobile device, but according to the director…

“From hunting for a film location, shooting auditions, to doing a documentary on the filming process, everything was shot with the iPhone 4. We went through all the same film-making processes except that the camera was small.”

The film isn’t a Korean Cloverfield, where handheld cameras play a key role in the story. This movie’s about a fisherman who fishes up the body of a dead woman, who later becomes the film’s protagonist. So… it sounds a little weird. Then again, a guy relentlessly attempting to rescue his not-quite-girlfriend from getting squashed by a monster is a little weird too.

Paranmanjang will be released in Korean theaters later this month. (Moviefone)

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