This short film is a great piece of satire, aimed at some of the stereotypical characters and views found on an indie film set. Couple that with a concept that is ridiculous, yet believable enough to be true, and you've got gold. This humorous short takes you behind the scenes of a film shot using only the Toyota Prius backup camera.
Move over iPhone Fashion shoots, how about a Prius action thiller?!
Even though the point of this short was to be funny, part of me kept hoping to see some kind of creative solution to actually get a cool shot or two out the camera. I might be exactly the kind of person they are making fun of, but this kind of challenge I think would be a fun one. It's kind of like something I'd expect from DigitalRev and make someone like Shane Hurlbut do as a cheap camera challenge.
Whatever you might think of the practicality of actually undertaking a project shot only with a car's backup camera, the film is a riot. If you've ever worked on an indie film set, you'll surely see some familiar characters (Directors and their scarves? The audio guy who just doesn't care anymore but is OK as long as he gets paid?).
The film was created by a sketch comedy group out of Los Angeles called Mommy Comedy. Below is another one of their videos.