A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to fund the micro-budget filmmaking project


New smartphone filmmaking project Body & Soul will be shot entirely on mobile phones, Credit: Simon Horrocks

A new British feature-length drama thriller is to be shot entirely with smartphone cameras.

Director Simon Horrocks has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project, which will be the first smartphone movie with collaborative partner Mobile Motion Pictures

The film will be called ‘Body&Soul’ and will be set in the London music scene, following musicians struggling to make it in a competitive industry.

Horrocks said: “We’ll be shooting with smartphones, but not as an excuse for a tiny budget film desperate to punch above its weight.

“We’ll be shooting with smartphones because there’s simply no other method to shoot a film which allows the same level of intimacy and spontaneity.”

Horrocks hopes the intimacy of the filming method will help with his improvisation plans for the actors involved.

He admitted that making a film in this way is quite experimental and therefore he doesn’t really know how it will pan out.

He added: “But that’s the beauty of this way of making films. Really, smartphone filmmakers are still pioneers.

“And we’ll be trying new things and hoping to show the world what can be done.”

The film will follow a band manager trying to save a young singer from the man encouraging her potentially fatal addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Smartphone filmmaking has grown in popularity over the past few years with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder recently releasing his new iPhone short film, Snow Steam Iron.

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Horrocks’ Kickstarter campaign has already passed the £5,000 mark of the £30,000 goal with 17 days to go.

The team hopes to premiere to finished feature at the Mobile Motion Film Festival in Switzerland in 2019.