April 3, 2019
Blue Moon Smartphone Feature Filmmaking in New Zealand with Stef Harris Episode 54
He shot a photo of a gas station with his iPhone and wrote a treatment. He sent them to an old friend, who was a professional actor. That is the beginning of the backstory to Blue Moon, a feature film shot with an iPhone 7 in New Zealand. The director, S...
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He shot a photo of a gas station with his iPhone and wrote a treatment. He sent them to an old friend, who was a professional actor. That is the beginning of the backstory to Blue Moon, a feature film shot with an iPhone 7 in New Zealand. The director, Stef Harris is our guest on the SBP Podcast episode 54.Stef Harris is the writer and director of the, roughly 85 minute film shot with his iPhone. The film’s principal actors are Jed Brophy and Mark Hadlow. The Director of Photography, Ryan O’Rourke, had to shoot the film with the iPhone and had to deal with long takes and a single location. The story behind the story of the characters is connected to the backstory of how the film evolved. Stef Harris is a police officer in New Zealand and took a picture of a lit up lone gas station using his smartphone. A picture of a thousand words is the saying. But literally, it turned into a screenplay filled with dialogue between two protagonists in a story: Horace Jones and Darren Cates. Listen to Stef Harris explain how the town came together to help him complete his film. A very inspiring story which may lead to inspiring you to make films using your own smartphone. Because no matter where you are, who you are…with a good story and the willingness to reach out, you can be a filmmaker. Film Credits: Rueben – Doug Brooks, Gina – Liz Mullane, Security Guard – Nathan Green, Police Officer – Mathew Crawford, Police Officer – Nicole Gardiner, Newsagent – Kyle Abbott, Police Officer - Jeshurun Scheib, Police Sergeant – Robert Ballantyne, Veronica Jones – Alison Lenton, Wahoe Chan – Lai Zhouwen, Gilly – Doug Brooks, Motorist – Simon Paynter, Geoffrey the cat.Directed by Stefen HarrisWritten by Stefen HarrisDirector of Photography Ryan O’RourkeEditor Judd ResnickSound Design Chris WinterComposer Tane Upjohn BeatsonSound Ben Dunker and Janja Heathfield Production companies Dark Horse Films - Kahu MediaProducers Stefen Harris and Pegeen O’RourkeExecutive Producer Tim Riley and Rich VizorSBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Watch the trailer for Blue Moon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxmyCH8-ztkFollow Blue Moon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlueMoonNZFilm/Website for Dark Horse Films: http://darkhorse-films.comOur Links: Get Tickets to the International Mobile Film Festival April 27 & 28: https://www.freshtix.com/events/international-mobile-film-festival-2Get all the details about this year’s film festival: http://bit.ly/MobileFilmRocksSubscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmakingAre you starting a Podcast? Create a new podcast or network and use the code sbppodcast to apply a 25% discount and save: https://pcast.link/sbppodcast/© Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.