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SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking

Dec 2020

Smartphone Moviemaking Insights with Jed Brophy and Mark Hadlow

December 29, 2020

We talked about horses and hobbits with our honorary ambassadors Jed Brophy and Mark Hadlow. You may know Jed and Mark from their roles as Dwarf brothers Nori and Dori in Peter Jackson’s, The Hobbit. They also starred together in the feature-length film shot with iPhone, Blue Moon by Stef Harris. Mark’s real life daughter, Olivia Hadlow also had a role in the film.

We probably should tell you that our ambassadors become part of our family. But Jed and Mark have a camaraderie and brotherly love for each other that goes back many years. They’ve worked together playing different roles in many of Peter Jackson’s films like Lord Of The Rings and King Kong.

Mark Hadlow spent weeks touring in theater for his stage performance in Cinderella, and he’d just got home when he sat down with Jed and myself to record this podcast episode on December 20th. 

The conversation draws you in as the discussion moves from talking about storytelling and filmmaking to the experience as theater actors working on a film that takes place in a single location. Jed and Mark each share the differences between working on a theater stage and on a set with a mobile phone as the camera. Then we talk about the difference between a smartphone and a traditional camera on set, and how that affected the experience from the actors’ perspective.

Episode 92 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking will bring you through an evening discussion with two fascinating actors in New Zealand. The conversation gets pretty entertaining. Listening to best friends who refer to each other as brothers, kid around and bring you into their conversation as a friend. 

As you listen to this episode you’ll find yourself believing you’re a part of the conversation. You may laugh out loud. Best of all, you’ll be inspired by their message to you. 

Mark Hadlow will be sitting on the judging panel for the feature film competition for the 2021 edition of the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego. Jed Brophy will sit on the judging panel for the short film competition. The festival will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary event and 13 years since its launch in 2009. IMFF 2021 will take place during the last weekend of April in San Diego.

SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones. 

Be sure to follow Mark and Jed on social media and let them know you heard them in our podcast. Listen to previous episodes on this podcast with Jed Brophy Episode 55, and Mark Hadlow Episode 59.

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