The drama High Flying Bird is coming out today on Netflix. Created by the director Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s 11, The Knick) and Oscar-winning Moonlight writer Tarell Alvin McCraney, the film follows a sports agent who involves his client in controversial business plan during a pro basketball lockout.
The movie has already made the buzz due to its production as it’s Soderbergh’s second entry into the world of mobile filmmaking. Last year he released an iPhone-shot thriller Unsane and was so impressed with the quality of cinematography that decided to make his next movie the same way. According to the director, technology allows to shoot cheaper and faster: for example, High Flying Bird was shot in 13 days.
“It was as fluid an experience creatively as I can imagine,” he said. “It was as close as having the camera be a pen as you can get.”
The new film has a more polished look than Unsane. Check out the trailer below and see if you recognize an iPhone movie here.