Apple short film shot on iPhone

It’s not day by day a model creates a big-budget short film. However for Apple, it’s develop into a Chinese language New Yr custom. In the present day, the corporate has launched “The Comeback,” a 23-minute film to mark the vacation and showcase the iPhone’s filmmaking prowess.

Created with advert company TBWAMedia Arts Lab Shanghai, it’s an earnest celebration of inventive ambition. It facilities round a younger man who desires of turning into a film director, however works as a stunt double. As hundreds of millions of Chinese people do every Lunar Year, he returns dwelling for the vacation. The villagers in his hometown wish to make a film of their very own, and persuade him to assist.

Director Zhang Meng and director of pictures Luo Dong used lenses obtainable on the iPhone 13 Professional, and the making-of video highlights options like Cinematic Mode, macro, filmed in Low Gentle, in addition to the Extremely Large and Telephoto cameras.


Over the previous couple of years, Apple has marked Chinese language New Yr with heartfelt shorts, all shot on iPhones, natch. Final 12 months’s “Nian” was directed by Lulu Wang (The Farewell), whereas 2020’s “Daughter” was helmed by Theodore Melfi (Hidden Figures).

Try the behind the scenes video for “The Comeback” beneath.