O2 releases short film shot on smartphones

O2 today releases ‘Six Degrees of Summer’, a new 22 minute short movie filmed entirely on mobile phones. The film, made up of six individual segments which all lead on from each other, is available to watch now on O2 Guru TV.

The film tells the story of a Great British summer from a variety of viewpoints and was shot using a technique known as ‘exquisite corpse’ where individual pieces are stitched together to make a whole.

‘Six Degrees of Summer’ is made up of six mini films – here’s who shot what and on which phone:

Film one, ‘Dream on’, shot by Tom Shankland on an iPhone 4S
Film two, ‘Jetpack Rescue’, shot by Jamie Stone on a Samsung Galaxy S3
Film three, ‘Day Tripping’ shot by Iain Softley on an iPhone 4S and HTC One X+
Film four, ‘Monkey’s Wedding’ shot by competition winner Nick Jesper on a Sony Xperia S
Film five, ‘’Summer of Colour’ shot by Martha Fiennes on an iPhone 4S
Film six, ‘Some things you like about Summer’; shot by Tom Shankland on a iPhone 4S

The fourth section of the film was written and directed by Nick Jesper, the winner of a competition run on O2 Guru TV. Taking the last shot of the third film, Nick wrote ‘Monkey’s Wedding’, which was voted for by viewers as the best entry and created under Tom Shankland’s mentorship.

‘Six Degrees of Summer’ was created by O2 Guru TV to help inspire smartphone users to explore what their smartphone can do, regardless of what make or model they use. By using phones like the Sony Xperia S, Samsung Galaxy S3, iPhone 4 and HTC One X+, the movie shows that it doesn’t take cutting edge technology to make a cutting edge production.

Customers looking to find more inspiring clips about technology can visit O2 Guru TV at www.o2.co.uk/guru and also make an appointment to see a Guru at an O2 store near them.