Two films, two festivals, three screenings
If the math in the headline doesn’t make sense, let me explain. Over the past several months I’ve been shooting more and more films using my iPhone 6. I’m not the only one to enjoy the simplicity of creating more than decent-looking films using a smartphone (usually with minimal, if any, additional gear).
Two of them, The Aegean and Barber Shop, have proved quite popular and now both will be shown as part of the competition at the Pocket Film Festival in Provo, Utah at the beginning of September.
A month later, one of the films – The Aegean – will also be shown at The International Short Tour Film Festival in Amorgos, Greece. And since Amorgos sits in the middle of the Aegean and forms part of the Cycladic Islands, I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to show the film to the local audiences.
After all, I created it inspired by the spectacular beauty of the sea and the journey from Athens. And – like in photography – in filmmaking sometimes the best camera is the one you have on you.
If you’re interested in learning how to make films on your smartphone, I offer one-to-one and small group training sessions. See my smartphone filmmaking page for details.