Without a doubt, 2020 was one of the most challenging and dark periods of our lives. It not only drained us physically, but also took a toll on our mental health. But appreciatively, during those hard times, the online magazine Mobile Movie Making took the responsibility of entertaining the audiences by showcasing short films captured by smartphone filmmakers all around the world.
Mobile Movie Making | Online magazine, Mobile Movie Making, showcases incredible short films captured by mobile filmmakers from all across the world
Every week, they featured a movie that according to them deserved recognition and spotlight. And the best part was the variety they presented. Movies from every genre were displayed, which meant there was something for everyone. Further, since the world was under lockdown, participants were able to make the best use out of their creativity. Presenters came up with mind-blowing portrayals even when they didn’t have the help of their fellow team members.
It was a tough choice
Choosing from the best genres like thriller, suspense, reality, and romance was an extremely idealistic task for the editors, that too when they had so many amazing choices. After all, how can you compare such vast varieties of genres? On one hand, you have this amazing mind-wrecking sci-fi creature flick, and on the other, a heartbreaking tragic drama. Quite a task, right? All the shortlisted movies were pieces of art in themselves since each one portrayed amazing movie making skills and talent.
London Falls Silent emerged the winner
Cassius Rayner's London Falls Silent was chosen as the unanimous winner. The film managed to touch the hearts of the editors and leave them completely speechless.
To introduce you to the director, Rayner is a London-based filmmaker who has bagged several prizes for his filmmaking talent and video recording skills in the past. In addition to making movies, he regularly hosts workshops and also manages a professional video production service. About five years ago, he decided to move away from professional cameras and opted to make movies specifically targeted for iPhones.
During his free time, Rayner also works as a teacher at the Met Film School and London Film Academy where he teaches students about smartphone filmmaking. Speaking of his passion, he says that shooting with mobile phones gives him a lot of creative freedom to explore different techniques.
The win came as a surprise
Rayner’s reaction when he learned that he’d won the award for the Mobile Movie of the Year was that of pure joy. He recalls that he felt quite honored, especially since there were so many other great films competing too. He was quite delighted with the recognition and showed immense respect to all the other finalists.