Trailer offers thrilling glimpse of Soderbergh’s new iPhone flick

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Steven Soderbergh's latest iPhone film hits Netflix Feb. 8.
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Netflix released a trailer this week for Steven Soderbergh’s latest iPhone masterpiece, High Flying Bird, with fast-moving scenes sure to excite broke and budding filmmakers.

This is the Oscar-winning director’s follow-up to his first iPhone feature film, Unsane, and delivers on his promise that all future films will be shot on iPhones.

And from the trailer, Soderbergh appears to have found a sweet spot with the Apple handset.

High Flying Bird will air on Netflix beginning Feb. 8. The story was written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, who won the Academy Award for best screenplay with the Indie hit Moonlight.

A sports agent coaxes a rookie basketball client into taking part in a dubious business deal. It starts André Holland, Zazie Beetz, Zachary Quito (Star Trek’s Mr. Spock) and Kyle McLaughlin

“We had several strong options for distributing High Flying Bird, but to borrow the patois of the movie itself, this deal felt like a slam dunk and the perfect way for me to begin my relationship with Netflix as a director,” Soderbergh said last fall.