The iPhone is one heck of a powerful device. With the help of a few apps and accessories, your smartphone can transform into聽a pro-movie camera, so it was only a matter of time before one of these films became a hit. Director Sean Baker and c0-screenwriter Chris Bergoch are the masterminds behind a new film called聽Tangerine that is garnering some serious attention 聽鈥 including some Oscar buzz. The director聽announced at the Sundance Film Festival that the entire movie was created with聽the iPhone 5S 鈥 three iPhone 5S handsets specifically, the FiLMiC Pro app ($10 on iOS), Moondog anamorphic adapters聽($160)聽and Steadicam Smoothee mounts ($119).

"Tangerine" Closing Night Premiere - BAMcinemaFest 2015

The film stars聽newcomers and trans actresses Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor as Sin-dee and Alexandra, the main character and her friend respectively. According to their IMDB synopsis,聽Tangerine聽is about 鈥渁 working girl [who] tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.鈥Judging from the trailer, the movie seems to be a wild ride 鈥 funny at times but heart-breaking at others.聽While we can鈥檛聽provide a full review as聽we haven鈥檛聽seen the film,聽we do know聽the film and its director have already won four awards, including the Jury Prize at the Deauville Film Festival and the Stanley Kubrick Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. It was also an official selection of the renowned Sundance Film Festival.

The film聽had a limited release in the US in July and is still in theaters now. Go check it out!

Watch the full trailer below to get a taste of what the iPhone 5S can do (Warning: the film and trailer are MPAA rated R).

Will you be checking out聽Tangerine? Tell us in the comments below!

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