GEAR TALK: The First Hollywood Movie Shot on a Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
“The Possession Of Hannah Grace” is a new Hollywood thriller that hit theatres at the end of November 2018. What most theatregoers won’t know is that it’s the first Hollywood feature film shot start-to-finish on a full-frame mirrorless camera, the Sony a7S II.
The film is about a “shock exorcism” that “spirals out of control.” Here’s the trailer
Executive producer Glenn S. Gainor had been looking for gear combinations that would allow the crew to “lend power and scale” to images shot on a tight production schedule. He settled on using the Sony a7S II — which currently costs just US$2,200 for the camera body — and large format Vantage Hawk 65 Anamorphic lenses.
“I knew that Sony’s A7S II had a full-frame sensor and could capture in 4K,” Gainor says. “And I knew that we had to make the film in a manner that would fit our schedule and budget. I had a relationship with Vantage, so we put it together and made a motion picture in a way that has never been done before.”