Shot entirely on a Nokia Lumia 1020, this short film is rather fab and may even bring a tear to your eye! It stars singer / songwriter Ellie Goulding who plays Issy, wannabe music artist who lacks confidence and is egged on by her flatmate Tom. Her boyfriend is far too engaged in his own business to show any interest and it’s Tom who helps her find the form that he knows she can deliver.
The short film was helmed by Notting Hill / director Roger Mitchell who we interviewed recently for his movie Le Week-End which you can see here. It shows just how event Hollywood’s best and brightest can make a really effective short film with nothing more than a camera phone so if you’re inspired to make your own movie, get out there and do it!
- Title: Tom & Issy
- Director: Roger Mitchel
- Writers: Stefan Georgiou and Sam Bern
- Cast: Dylan Edwards, Ellie Goulding, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Michael Garner, Harry Michell, Paula Hamilton and Mark Bagnall
Written by Stefan Georgiou and Sam Bern, who have recently finished their debut feature film Dead Cat and been selected as Screen Internationals Stars Of Tomorrow, Tom And Issy follows the titular flatmates as Tom whisks Issy away from her unappreciative boyfriend to drive around London for the day daring each other to do things they’ve never done before. It culminates in an open mic night in a rooftop bar where Issy hopes to find it within herself to sing in public for the first time. It’s a story that captures the intricate complications and excitement of falling in love.
Shot entirely on a Nokia Lumia 1020, it was directed by Roger Michell, whose previous credits include Notting Hill, Changing Lanes, Venus and recently Le Weekend. It was made with Tomboy Films, the company behind Shane Meadows’ 2008 film Somers Town, and produced by the company’s joint managing partner Barnaby Spurrier.
Behind the Scenes – How the Film was shot on the Nokia