Ridley Scott Returns to Commercials With a Visually Stunning Film Shot on a Samsung Phone

The Hollywood director made a project with Samsung's Galaxy 23 Ultra

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Acclaimed filmmaker Ridley Scott is famous for sweeping Hollywood sagas, from Blade Runner to Gladiator to House of Gucci. His latest project is an epic on a smaller scale, shot entirely on a Samsung smartphone. 

Scott used Samsung’s new Galaxy S23 Ultra to make his short film, titled Behold, which runs just under four minutes. While it shows off the phone’s camera capabilities, it also demonstrates Scott’s signature visual style and storytelling prowess. 

The director shot Behold in December in the banlieue of Kalliste in Marseille, France, an area with a negative reputation for crime and poverty.

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