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SA film shot on iPhones to feature at #TIFF

“High Fantasy” is playing in official selection at the Toronto Film Festival.

The cast of 'High Fantasy' and director Jenna Bass at the Toronto Film Festival breakfast. Picture: Nadia Neophytou/EWN.

TORONTO - A South African film shot entirely on two iPhone 7s is playing in official selection at the Toronto Film Festival.

The movie, High Fantasy, is the second feature film from local filmmaker Jenna Bass.

Bass says using iPhones to make a film shows how much filmmaking has been democratized.

“I’m very proud of this film. It essentially took a year from inception to premiere, which is very quick for a film. It’s here... and will be presented among such incredible movies from around the world. Making films does not have to be this technically long process.”

WATCH: High Fantasy Trailer | TIFF 2017

Her young cast of four South Africans were already comfortable with the method of filming.

Bass says the film’s style allows the characters to address current issues of race and class in South Africa.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)