Happy Slapping, the world's first feature film shot solely on an iPhone

Oct 26, 2010, 07:00 ET from The Leisa Lee Group Inc

Five suburban youths embark on a night of violence in the city, attacking unsuspecting victims while recording the assaults on mobile phone cameras.

MONTREAL, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ - One Man Band Films Inc. has just wrapped principal photography on Happy Slapping, the world's first feature-length film shot solely with the new iPhone 4.

Inspired by true events, Happy Slapping follows a group of five rich suburban kids as they set off to the inner city to seek out fame by creating an evening so shocking that their camera phone footage will turn them into instant Internet celebrities. After the group's rivalled by another street gang, and intimidated by their online idol, they are forced to take their misbehavior up a notch in order to make a name for themselves. And, as always things get out of hand, however, this time everything's being recorded on cell phones!

All five actors doubled as cameramen; the entire film is shot with their camera phones. Happy Slapping bears a resemblance to The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity; all are filmed in this POV, reality-style shot on hand-held cameras. This ground-breaking film intended mainly for Generation Y (ages 14-29) asks the perennial question posed by youth worldwide: "How far would you go to make a name for yourself?..."

Post-production for Happy Slapping is scheduled to begin immediately, with a relatively finished cut to be available end of this year. One Man Band Films Inc. is currently in talks with distributors.

About "happy slapping"
Happy slapping" is a random, violent attack made famous by the Internet. Gangs of youths slap or assault a passerby while others record the event on video and then distribute it by phone or Internet. It's called happy slapping because its core, defining feature is an effort by the attacker to make the assault seem like a comical surprise at the victim's expense.

About One Man Band Films Inc.
One Man Band Films Inc. was founded by multiple award-winning filmmaker and ex-television distributor Christos Sourligas. His debut feature, Elephant Shoes was picked up by Alliance Films.

SOURCE The Leisa Lee Group Inc