Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Cell phone movies

Here's something intriguing that I was emailed by a fellow Irishman living in Canada. The chap read and enjoyed my review of Brokeback Mountain and emailed to say that there's a "madcap spoof" of Brokeback Mountain called Brokeback Chicken which has been made for mobile phone owners to watch.

It turns out many amateur filmmakers are creating 60 second films for mobile phones, and Canada is the North American hotbed for this activity because they have a tradition for making successful shorts up there. There's even a film festival called Mobifest to showcase the film.

Apparantly Good Morning America is to feature the phenomenon this week. Here's the Toronto Globeand Mail link.

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2 comments:

Georganna Hancock said...

You can bet that soon to come are cell phone movies about new books, too. Coincidentally I posted about book videos today (03/05/06)with some links to an article on the subject and HarperCollins first video promoting a new book.

Damian McNicholl said...

very interesting, Georganna