Unsane actor says iPhone movie removes barriers for filmmakers


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Joshua Leonard on the set of Steven Soderbergh’s thriller Unsane.
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When director Steven Soderbergh set out to make a movie on iPhone, he cast an actor familiar with surprising audiences with a film shot with lo-tech cameras.

Astute film nerds will make the connection between Joshua Leonard’s first film with his most recent. Leonard, who plays a stalker in Soderbergh’s Unsane, was in The Blair Witch Project, a 1999 indie box office hit shot on digital video cameras.

Steven Soderbergh’s secret iPhone movie has Hollywood abuzz


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Director Steven Soderbergh has reportedly made movie magic with an iPhone.
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Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh has the kind of filmography that gives him plenty of negotiating power when requesting money to make a film.

But the star filmmaker is a fan of low-budget, experimental movie-making and one of his upcoming titles was reportedly shot on an iPhone.