Above is a trailer for Betrayed, a new short film shot entirely with the Canon 5D Mark II. It’s co-written and directed by Joshua Grossberg, and the cinematography was done by NYC-based photographer Robert Caplin.
The introduction of video capabilities in DSLRs has caused a boom in high definition short films on the Internet, but this one actually features a cast you might recognize: Seth Gilliam (The Wire), PJ Sosko, and Cara Buono (The Sopranos). Betrayed is currently being submitted to film festivals around the world with the goal of raising the funding needed to shoot a feature length version of this film. Caplin tells us,
Never before have we had the power to individually produce video with this level of quality at such a low cost. Recent technology has shattered walls for photographers and changed the way we do our jobs and explore our creativity. Last year I was merely a still photographer…and now I have a world of potential at my fingertips with the advancement of Digital SLR video.