Steven Soderbergh’s iPhone-shot sports drama gets a thrilling new trailer
Steven Soderbergh really, really loves his iPhone.
After shooting the entirety of last year’s Unsane on his 7 Plus, he’s picked up his phone again for High Flying Bird, coming to Netflix February 8.
Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), the new film stars André Holland as a hotshot sports agent dealing with a pro basketball lockout. Melvin Gregg, a.k.a. DeMarcus from American Vandal Season 2, plays a young athlete who gets caught up in his plans.
Though iPhone-shot features are still unusual, they’re not unheard of — Sean Baker’s Tangerine and Matthew A. Cherry’s 9 Rides are among the other recent movies shot on those devices. Read more…