Cyberlante post-production underway

After a break of some months, we’re finally underway with editing of Cyberlante, our experimental feature film shot on a smartphone with some added gizmos and technology. The story behind the ‘making of’ Cyberlante so far – like many ‘indie’ films – is one of fighting fires and dealing with unexpected problems.

Cyberlante © Raya Films

Indeed, the first shoot was aborted due to a ‘crew issue’ that we didn’t see coming. Just so happened that the crew came with gear, so we lost that vital component as well! This afforded a rapid regroup, re-write, re-cast, and the adoption of lightweight smartphone technology, namely Google Pixel (original), Filmic Pro app, and various camera supports and stabilizers.

Emily Haigh on set of Cyberlante – Photo © David Ward

Strangely enough, this seemed to add extra energy and dynamism to the way in which we produced the film – much of the dialogue was improvised and we could shoot rapidly in real locations, out in the street, in apartments, and hotels. So, maybe our initial ‘hitch’ was fortuitous.

Dom Russo and Melanie Aumann – Photo © David Ward

The shoot was a hell of a ride, and we learned (and continue to learn) a lot about this relatively new way of filming. Now in post-production, we’re assessing what we did and it’s a case of, “Hey, that’s actually pretty damn good!”

Shooting Cyberlante – Photo © David Ward

Sponsored by Cyber Security experts PCrisk, we now forge ahead with this exciting smartphone project, so do keep in informed about release, screenings, festivals, and so on!

The Team @RayaFilms

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