This Movie Was Shot Entirely With The Nokia N8

Who says you can’t shoot a movie using just a cell phone? The Commuter is really cool action film, directed by the McHenry brothers and stars Dev Patel, Pamela Anderson, Charles Dance and Ed Westwick. You think with big names like that, they would use professional level video gear. However, the entire movie was shot with the Nokia N8 cellphone.

The seven and a half minute long movie is quite entertaining and looks amazingly good considering it was shot with only a cellphone. If nobody told me, I would have never guessed you can shoot this level of quality with a phone. Then again, I think a lot of quality has to be attributed to the post production work. I highly doubt the average cellphone user will be able to produce what director McHenry produced.

This is really making me wonder what kind of movies can be produced with an iPhone 4 if put in the hands of a professional film maker? Apple show definitely put together something like what Nokia did with the N8.

40 thoughts on “This Movie Was Shot Entirely With The Nokia N8”

  1. haha wow.. thats really impressive!!

    awesome vid

    1. PPC Ian says:

      I agree very impressive indeed! Just goes to show that anyone can become a video blogger these days without having to buy expensive equipment!

      1. dotCOMreport says:

        I completely agree @PPC Ian. No excuse any more for not incorporating video.

        1. Glad I got my first web-cam!

          1. Agree to PPC Ian,
            that now we do have to keep a Digicam or Camcorder for video blogging we can do that with N8 only.

      2. Exoclyps says:

        It all depends on what the quality you want the movie to come out at. I do agree that this works very well for just watching on youtube. But it had some issues pitching all those colors in at the corridors in the hotel. Noticed some digital noise there.

        1. You are right Exoclyps but it has very good quality for online sharing.

      3. d3so says:

        Just about any camera will do. You just need to provide good content.

      4. Abhik says:

        You just gave me an idea. My N97 also produces good quality nHD videos.

    2. d3so says:

      Definitely looks amazing but then again the post production made the difference.

  2. Abhik says:

    Nice video.. BTW, isn’t that the same guy from Slumdog Millionaire?

      1. John James says:

        Slumdog millionaire was directed by Danny Boyle, right?

        1. Robin Gupta says:

          Yes Dev Patel …

          One movie made his destiny … that’s for sure.

    1. d3so says:

      Yeah, it is the same guy.

  3. I want to be a filmmaker when I grow up! Wow!

    1. d3so says:

      Professional film making is hard work. It takes patience and diligence to make a good production.

      1. This was definitely not shot by an amateur and the editing job was very professional too.

      2. I think one need more than patience and diligence to be good Professional filmmaker such as:
        An Eye For Detail,
        An Adventurous Soul.

        1. Robin Gupta says:

          Every business need some kind of expertise and experience.

          If you want to be film maker than simply follow your passion and all tough things will be easy because you are going to enjoy that.

  4. Wow… Nice. You did a good job there. Well done

  5. get picture and sound quality

  6. Typhoon says:

    Ohh..That’s great. I also recognized the hero. He is the Slumdog Millionaire lead hero that also won Oscar award.

    1. Yes he was Dev Patel actor in Slumdog Millionaire.

      1. Robin Gupta says:

        I do not think that Dev Patel won the oscar.

        Its movie and director won the oscar award.

        For more details –

  7. Guts N Glam says:

    Hey John, pretty cool movie! that was really awesome! I enjoyed it. i wonder what Apple will do if they do theirs.

    1. Now a mobile is do the work of a HD camcorder may be a day will come when all these camera and mobile go invisible and something other take their place.

  8. ow yeah i have seen this before and was really chocked , how a cell phone can do that , great video ! thank you, i enjoyed watching it again

  9. Harshad says:

    Nokia has been counting a lot on selling phones with good camera quality. Not sure if it’s working. Camera would be the last thing I’ll check before buying a phone

    1. I don’t agree camera in the mobile is the one of the most important thing people look for, Nowdays.

      1. Robin Gupta says:

        For me better battery life is the most important thing and along with that I would love to have qwerty keyboard as well.

        Instead of using mobile phone as camera I would love to have digital camera instead.

  10. Michael Kwan says:

    I have an unlocked Nokia N8 review sample on me and I was using while in Seattle. Takes some pretty great photos, but I haven’t really tinkered with video yet. 12MP stills of great quality is really impressive for a phone. Maybe it’ll be gadget of the week at tomorrow’s pho.

    1. Hey Michael,

      That would be very interesting. Gadgets like this are of interest to virtually everybody.

  11. Oh it was great and I am unable to believe that this phone can make this much of video to publish your as a professional video maker.

    1. Nothing is permanent, Now we can shoot HD video with mobiles also but still there will be a big difference in quality and resolution and thats why it can’t be used for professional video creation.

  12. fas says:

    I cant believe it was shot with an N8.

    1. Robin Gupta says:

      This one is great promotion for N8.

      But I think shooting photos through N8 and sending via MMS is tough because to send MMS you will have to decrease the size of photos.

  13. Really impressive, it’s awesome! 🙂 Though I am not a big fan of Nokia products, it looks superb. I hope other mobile phones will be able to produce something like this because there are a lot oh phones out that have high res.

    1. Robin Gupta says:

      So which mobile phone you are fond of ??

      Do not tell me iPhone … except that one …

      1. I like androids and a Blackberry 🙂 Not a fan of the iPhone too.

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