The first Snapchat movie has been filmed using the app on an iPhone.
Snapchat, the popular multimedia sharing app has been growing steadily for the past four years and has surprisingly become a popular platform for live video streaming. But director and writer Hannah Macpherson saw this quirky and fun app as a possible platform to film a movie on.
The movie is called Sickhouse and it stars digital celebrities Andrea Russett and Sean O’Donnell and is a combination of 10-second videos which have been filmed using Snapchat on an iPhone. The full-length Snapchat movie is 68 minutes long and was shot over a five-day period from 03 May – 29 April 2016.
The Snapchat movie follows a bunch of friends who embark on an adventure to explore a mysterious and creepy cabin in the woods. When the movie was being filmed certain scenes and clips were shared onto Andrea Russett’s personal Snapchat account, with the final Sichhouse Snapchat post explaining that all the Snaps were part of a Snapchat movie project. Andrea Russett later took to YouTube to explain that the Snaps weren’t real life and that her followers need not worry about her safety.
The power of Snapchat is huge. The Sickhouse Snapchat clips which were shared onto Andrea Russett’s account had been viewed over 100 millions times, before disappearing after 24-hours of being posted. The app seems to be steadily growing in popularity, especially in terms of video and live video sharing.