In advance of the release of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Apple gave one to RYOT, maker of VR and documentary films. They produced a short about a painter in Haiti who is trying to transform the very poor neighborhood he lives in into a bright palette of colors.
The entire film was shot on the iPhone 6s, which now supports 4K resolution. I noted in my review of the new device, out today, that the video and camera quality had outstripped any smartphone I’d tested before. Those capabilities are put to good use in this new documentary, which is short, sweet and worth watching. I’m the son of a painter — both houses and canvases — and the story probably may have had a greater effect on me than it might on you. But it’s still worth your time.
RYOT co-founders David Darg and Bryn Mooser shot “The Painter of Jalouzi” just a few days ago in Haiti. It’s the story of Duval, who lives in one of the biggest slums in Haiti. He paints and inspires his neighbors to paint. The color, he believes, whether it’s on busses or walls or cinder block fences, is an agent of change.