Dolly Parton is contributing four original songs to an independent film titled Olive. The first feature film to be shot entirely on a cell phone. The story is about Olive, a little girl who changes the lives of three people all without speaking a word. And it's more than impressive.
It stars two time Academy Award nominee Gena Rowlands. Although Olive was shot entirely on a Nokia N8 camera, the film doesn’t have a “cell phone video” look. And I'll be damned because the first five minutes footage of it looks pretty damn good. We can only wonder what will the film look like if it were shot with Nokia's crazy 41megapixel phone.
Co-directors Hooman Khalili and Pat Gilles retrofitted a 35mm lens from a film camera from the 1940s and placed it atop the sensor on the N8 allowing the directors to control over depth of field and other focal controls essential to creating a good looking motion picture. Good job!