Mad News mingled amongst the media ‘glitterati’ last night (October 25th) at the world premiere of Nokia’s new N8 film The Communter starring Dev Patel, Pamela Anderson, Charles Dance and Ed Westwick.
The groundbreaking film was shot entirely in mobile HD on the new Nokia N8 smartphone, and was also shot in just four days, with the streets of London and St Albans providing the backdrop to Nokia’s story about one commuter’s eventful journey to work.
The movie showcases the stunning HD 720p 12 MP camera on the N8 and pushed the new device to its limits, from shooting free runners leaping across the roof tops of London’s East End to filming the streets of Soho from the front of a sports car that was just millimetres from the road.
Dev Patel, star of the Oscar-winning film, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, plays the lead role in ‘The Commuter’ and the concept of shooting a film on the Nokia N8 smartphone was one of his main attractions to the project. Dev said: “I’m always interested in embracing new technology in film making and the main reason I really wanted to get involved with ‘The Commuter’ was because it was being shot just on mobile phones.”
‘The Commuter’ was directed by one of the UK’s hottest upcoming directorial pairings, the McHenry brothers, who have just released their first feature-length film, which opened at the prestigious Raindance Film Festival, ‘Jackboots on Whitehall’, starring Ewan McGregor, Rosamund Pike, Richard E Grant and Timothy Spall.
John Nichols, Head of Marketing at Nokia UK, said: “We really wanted to find a project that would push the capabilities of the Nokia N8 and we even found out during the initial testing that the N8’s camera has a higher resolution than the professional cameras used on many other films. It was very encouraging that such a great cast wanted to embrace the concept and get involved with ‘The Commuter’.”
Check out behind the scenes footage of the making of The Commuter and interview with the directors/writers, the McHenry Brothers.
Watch The Commuter below…