Those That Follow
After his directorial successes from iconic Thai horror and thriller films like Shutter and Alone, Parkpoom Wongpoom portrays his unique styles through the lens of the iPhone 13 Pro in a hallucinatory tale of karmic revenge.
Those That Follow is Parkpoom's first directorial piece in more than four years. The story follows two teens on the run after a robbery goes wrong and showcases the iPhone 13 Pro's videography capabilities, especially in low light situations. The story stems from Thailand's long-standing belief of "Phi Ta Khon" or "ghosts following people", which has always been a big annual tradition in Thailand's northeast. The story combines universal plots about karma, taking action, being accountable and not being an innocent bystander when bad things happen.
Parkpoom says the film is "an experiment to show the world what we can do and inspire future filmmakers to make their own films". Along with Cinematic mode that automatically shifts focus between subjects, iPhone 13 Pro's best-in-class camera system contributed to the graphic quality and vivid colours in the film, which is set in Loei, where the Phi Ta Khon festival was born. The iPhone's camera with larger sensors like the ƒ/1.8 aperture in the Ultra Wide camera and ƒ/1.5 aperture and new 1.9μm pixels in the Wide camera shine through in this horror project, essential in delivering horror cinematic experience. As Parkpoom puts it, "The iPhone 13 Pro can capture visuals in low light, revealing details in the darkness. When we hid scary elements or ghosts in the shadows we could still capture it all in excellent quality and allowed us to tell the story that we wanted."
Watch Those That Follow at http://youtu.be/rf2UNTETb2Y and apple.com/th. Apple will unveil a billboard on Sathorn Unique, Bangkok's most iconic abandoned building right in the heart of the capital facing the Chao Phraya River.
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- Those That Follow on an iPhone 13 Pro