Low Power Mode
Have you ever wondered what it would look like if there were a miniature community of workers living inside your phone? Low Power Mode is a romantic comedy short film that explores their lives. We follow Henry a cameraman with an unattainable crush on Glimmer, the sparkly new musician. As the phone battery powers down and chaos unfolds, Henry decides to tell Glimmer how he really feels.
Low Power Mode
Welcome to our campaign and the world of Low Power Mode! Before you dive into our campaign page, here's what we want you to know about us:
Our main goal with this project is to push the boundaries of what's attainable by young filmmakers. We are using innovative technology to build a world that opens up endless possibilities.The film industry is extremely fast paced and we want to run alongside these changes. By joining us in this project, you can also become a part of this change by giving us the ability to prove that innovation is accessible to young filmmakers like us.
Delving into the mechanics of a mobile phone, there exists an often- overlooked miniature ecosystem of departments working to power each function: the music application is powered by musicians performing live, notification vibrations are the result of a group of old ladies shaking dumbbells in an 80s-themed workout class and the all-important camera feature is made up of a real camera crew. In ‘Low Power Mode’, we follow the story of an introverted cameraman, Henry, who is harboring a debilitating crush on unattainable musician: Glimmer, however, he seems unable to muster up the courage to actually ask her out. When the phone switches to ’Low Power Mode’, panic sets in across the departments at the prospect of an oncoming apocalypse; with their consciousness being rebooted each time the phone completely loses power, they have no understanding of what lies on “the other side”. As a warning siren blares, middle aged men in lycra peddle desperately on stationary bikes in order to keep the phone functioning as we see a fast-paced montage of the departments panicking while operating at reduced capacity. Caught in this near-apocalyptic fever, with nothing to lose, Henry is incited to finally approach Glimmer and tell her how he feels.
We're utilizing hybrid virtual production model that is both budget friendly and effective. We'll use a green screen stage to track the camera live and use Unreal Engine to create a captivating world inside the phone. Here's some visual references to help you immerse yourself in our world.
I'm a half Dutch half German film director from Belgium with a background in economics, currently pursuing a directing masters at Met Film School London. Together with Victor Moroianu, we've created documentaries and short films aired on Dutch and Belgian TV and screened at film festivals. Our latest project aims to offer an escape from reality—a shared, enjoyable, and memorable experience. When your phone enters low power mode, imagine reflecting on the little people inside it, adding a touch of wonder to your day. Through compelling storytelling and thought-provoking themes, we aim to create a deeply resonant film that leaves a lasting impression. Join us on this captivating journey as we bring this heartfelt story to life.
I'm a Brazilian film producer, currently pursuing a master's degree in producing at Met Film School London. I hold a bachelor's degree in fine arts in filmmaking from the School of Visual Arts in New York, where I graduated with honors. Throughout my career, I have actively engaged in the industry, submitting multiple short films to film festivals and working within esteemed companies like PBS and Cosmo Cine.
I am a Romanian cinematographer currently doing a masters in documentary filmmaking in Berlin. During my bachelor’s in economics I worked on a number of commercials, documentaries, and short films together with Christopher Jorna, which have been aired on both Belgian and Dutch television. Additionally, I was the director of photography of the award winning short film “Los Sueños de los Muertos”.
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