Instead of churning out a typical camera advertisement, Nikon and McCann put the former’s product–the new D800 Digital SLR–to the test by producing Broken Night, a 10-minute short film capable of displaying its advanced cinematic capabilities. Don’t worry if you’re not a camera geek. The project is meant to appeal to professionals on a technical level, but the film’s story stands on its own legs. Sundance, in fact, selected it for the festival’s 2013 U.S. Narrative Short Film Competition.
Personally, I’m not a fan of horror movies, but this is more cerebral and gothic than a blood-and-guts flick. Oscar nominee Guillermo Arriaga (Babel) wrote and directed the short, and Oscar winner/Steven Spielberg‘s go-to DP Janusz Kaminski (Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan) provided the cinematography.
If you’re fed up with the crap currently playing in theaters and reeling from the post-Super Bowl ad hangover, Broken Night is for you. Credits after the jump.
Chief Production Officer: Brian DiLorenzo
EVP, Director of Broadcast Operations: Danielle Korn
Senior Integrated Producer: Jill Ann Toloza
Integrated Producer: Lauren Bauder
Business Manager: Debbie Gleason
EVP Group Managing Director: Kevin Scher
Management Representative: Dana McCullough
Account Supervisor: Daniella Rey
PRODUCTION: Independent Media
Producer: Susanne Preissler
Director of Photography: Janusz Kaminski
Editor: Paul Martinez
Editorial Co: Arcade Edit
Music: Philip Glass
Casting: David Rubin
Production Designer: Mark Ricker
Costume Designer: Yoona Kwak
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