Smart phone film featured in festival

Film: Michael Koorey and Melissa Brattoni have entered this year's Short+Sweet Film Festival and their short film was shot entirely on a smart phone. Picture: Simon Bennett

Film: Michael Koorey and Melissa Brattoni have entered this year's Short+Sweet Film Festival and their short film was shot entirely on a smart phone. Picture: Simon Bennett

A short film, shot entirely on a smart phone by two local residents, will be featured in the inaugural Short+Sweet Film Festival this month.

Glenfield resident Melissa Brattoni and Miller resident Michael Koorey collaborated together to film “Meshes of an Autumn Afternoon”.

Ms Brattoni said the film explores the journey of a woman who is being followed by a mysterious hooded stranger.

She said there was some challenges with shooting with the phone, but it was worth it.

“We chose to use the phone because it was definitely the cheaper option,” Ms Brattoni said.

“It was something we already had on hand… it shows though that you don’t  need to source expensive equipment to do some think like this.

“We just wanted to do something simple and see what we could make it.”

While Ms Brattoni created the story, acted in and directed the film, Mr Koorey was tasked with post production.

“I have always wanted to make a short film and I thought I’d just do it... luckily my partner also works in film – he’s a visual effects artists,” she said.

“He actually introduced me to a similar film shot in 1943. It had a lot of elements we both liked, slight horror and a bit of thriller.

“It was three days of filming and about a week or post-production.”

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