You might think that making a movie requires expensive cameras, lighting, and sound equipment. But what if we told you that one of the most successful movies of 2018 was shot entirely on an iPhone 7 Plus?
That movie is Unsane, a psychological thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh, the acclaimed filmmaker behind Ocean’s Eleven, Traffic, and Magic Mike. Unsane tells the story of a woman who is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear. But is it real or a product of her delusion?
The movie was shot on an iPhone 7 Plus in 4K using the app FiLMiC Pro, which allows users to control the focus, exposure, white balance, and frame rate of their videos. Soderbergh said he chose to use an iPhone because he wanted to experiment with a new way of filmmaking and create a more intimate and immersive experience for the viewers.
The result was a movie that received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike and grossed over $14 million on a budget of only $1.5 million. Unsane was praised for its innovative use of the iPhone camera, which created a claustrophobic and unsettling atmosphere that suited the film’s genre.
Unsane is not the first movie to be shot on an iPhone, but it is certainly one of the most successful and influential ones. It shows that anyone with a smartphone and a creative vision can make a movie that can compete with the big studios. It also challenges the conventional notions of what a movie should look like and how it should be made.
Check out the trailer of Unsane below: