Apple Shares 'Life is But a Dream' Shot on iPhone 13 Pro Film

Apple today shared a short movie called "Life is But a Dream," which was created by South Korean film director Park Chan-wook, who is known for "Oldboy," "The Handmaiden," "Lady Vengeance," and more.


The 21 minute film was commissioned by Apple, and it tells the story of an undertaker who needs wood to build a coffin for the savior of his village. He digs up an abandoned grave, awakening the ghost of an ancient swordsman.

Apple has also uploaded a separate "making of" video that explains how Park and his film crew used the iPhone 13 Pro's features to create the short.


"Shot on iPhone" is a long running Apple ad campaign, and Apple has previously commissioned other short films. Most recently, Apple shared a short film from Chinese director Zhang Meng to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Top Rated Comments

travelsheep Avatar
13 months ago
Shot on iPhone 13 ... embedded in $50,000 worth of gear around it, and a $200,000 per day crew. Thank you very much.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
erikkfi Avatar
13 months ago
If they mean to imply that it’d be easy to shoot this with just an iPhone, I beg to differ.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ccraig13 Avatar
13 months ago
It’s all about lighting. When I’m on big budget sets with professional lighting setups, my behind the scenes video and pictures look amazing on my iPhone 13 or Sony mirrorless camera. Bad lighting? Not even an ARRI can save you
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Richard Geller Avatar
13 months ago
Aw cmon guys, this was fun... what a treat this morning... don't be such sourpusses... great acting, singing and dancing .... enjoy. fun. just fun. remember fun? Loved this (not purchasing an apple pro max btw).
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kiensoy Avatar
13 months ago

If they mean to imply that it’d be easy to shoot this with just an iPhone, I beg to differ.
Just use Cinematic Mode and you will get the same results.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JeffPerrin Avatar
13 months ago
"Shot on iPhone 13 Pro Film". Wow! The iPhone shoots on film?? What's old is new again, I guess. ?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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