5. Night Fishing
Directors: Park Chang-kyong and Park Chan-wook
This 33-minute film, which was shot on eight iPhones with a crew of 80 people and a $100,000-plus budget, may not necessarily represent the Apple device’s capability as the future of independent filmmaking, but it was undoubtedly an effective promotional tool.
Shortly into the film’s running time, though, it becomes clear that any marketing ploys are altogether irrelevant. Park Chan-wook and his younger brother Park Chan-kyong’s collaborative effort on this short may not present a detailed narrative, but its abstract plotline and artistic representation of emotion keep the viewers guessing. Heavily incorporating traditional Korean shamanic symbols, the film’s overall tone is as despondent as it is visually enthralling.