Slumdog Millionaire shot on Fujifilm

26 February, 2009 by IF

[press release from Well Above]

Hit British film Slumdog Millionaire has won the top prize at the Academy Awards, winning eight Oscars including best director and best picture. The film, set in the slums of Mumbai won eight awards in total, including best adapted screenplay, cinematography, sound mixing, film editing, best original score and best song.


Slumdog Millionaire, largely shot on Fujicolor Motion Picture Film Eterna 500 8573 and Reala 500D 8592 and also Fujicolor F-64D 8522, Eterna 250D 8563 and the new Eterna Vivid 160 8543, also recently won 7 British BAFTA’s including the BAFTA for Best Cinematography, awarded to Anthony Dod Mantle, BSC in addition to several Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.

Mantle shot much of the movie on the streets of Mumbai and was quoted in an interview with American Cinematographer as saying, “Night scenes and dimly-lit scenes were shot on film, chosen for its ability to faithfully pick up detail in the shots and to ‘see into the shadows’.”

A tiny SI-2K Mini camera from Silicon Imaging was also used to keep up with the local children racing through narrow alleyways and the action of the crowded slums.

Marc Van Agten Fujifilm Australia General Manager Recording Media/Motion Picture Film added, “Fujifilm are absolutely delighted with the wonderful success of Slumdog Millionaire. The fact that it has won so many prestigious awards is true testament to the film’s great script, excellent performances and beautiful cinematography. It is also of particular significance for Fujifilm in 2009 as we celebrate 75 years of Motion Picture Film manufacture this year.”