Ronny & I certainly has some great backers, including Glee’s Jane Lynch and X-Men director Bryan Singer acting as executive producers. It’s also an interesting idea – a gay-themed, teen road trip short film, all shot on an iPhone 5.
Guy Shalem’s movie is already in the can and has already screened at Cannes – the first film shot on an iPhone to do so – but now it’s seeking $60,000 on IndieGoGo in order to further distribute and promote the movie (and also gain a bit of an online following). And if you give $8,000, you can even own the iPhone it was filmed on as one of the rewards!
The synopsis says, ‘Ronny & I is a true and personal story from director Guy Shalem. An indie film that is meant to inspire and capture the hearts of people. Through love and friendship, both characters discover something unique and more about the world around them.’
Bryan Singer commented, “I have followed Guy’s work for many years and this short film captures an incredible intimate feeling that is difficult to describe. I hope it gets the attention it deserves!”
Jane Lynch adds, “I am excited for everyone to experience this film. I am so proud of Guy’s latest collaboration, which movingly brings the story of his first love to the screen.”