If you were filming a movie about making a movie, one of the props you’d surely need would be an Arri Alexa, or a similar piece of equipment that screams “movie camera.”
But if you were going for reality, you could put an iPhone in your director’s hand. Filming movies on phones is no longer a last resort for independent filmmakers who lack funds.
Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh made his latest film using an iPhone 7 Plus, and the accolades the film has received suggest it was worth the risk.
Zack Snyder, who stepped away from Justice League after the death of his daughter, found solace in filming a short with his friends, family, and a phone; the resulting Snow Steam Iron is a return to form.
Soderbergh, Snyder, and other directors prove that the axiom about the best camera you have is the one that’s with you applies to movies, too. Here are seven films shot with what’s probably in your pocket.