Follow the team from Eponine Films as they share what goes on behind the scenes in their filmmaking journey to shoot Love is Now, entirely on Nikon cameras and Nikkor lenses.

Production Timeline

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Nikon Announces Partnership with Eponine Films

Pre-Production, Dec 09, 2013

My NikonLife

At Tropfest 2013 yesterday, we announced our partnership with Eponine Films for their upcoming feature film ‘Love is Now’ – a film to be shot entirely on Nikon cameras and Nikkor lenses.

We’re excited to share this teaser video which gives some insight into what we can expect from the film in the months to come.

If you’re as excited as we are then join us on the journey of ‘Love is Now’, as we explore the filmmaking process, meet the cast and crew and share insights from the production.

Stay tuned for more!

Think Big Screen - Digital Show 2013

Pre-Production, Nov 03, 2013

JimLounsbury

Filmmakers Jim Lounsbury, Behren Schulz and Shane Burrell discuss using DSLRs in motion pictures and techniques for getting the most from your DSLR when shooting for the big screen. Presented at the Nikon School Theatre during the 2013 Digital Show in Melbourne.

Invitation to the Nikon and Love Is Now Journey

Pre-Production, Sep 13, 2013

My NikonLife

James Murray, Nikon Australia General Manager Sales & Marketing, invites you to join Nikon and Eponine Films to see if it is possible to shoot their latest feature film, Love is Now exclusively on Nikon cameras and Nikkor lenses. We will share with you every step in the filmmaking process, from equipment testing and technical challenges to techniques developed to get the best results, right through to the release on the big screen - unscripted and delivered to you as it happens.

Behind the Scenes — Episode 1

Pre-Production, Jun 06, 2014

My NikonLife

Production is well underway on Love is Now – the feature film shot entirely on Nikon DSLRs and Nikkor lenses. Watch an exclusive behind the scenes glimpse of where Director Jim Lounsbury of Eponine Films is getting his inspiration and how they’re pushing Nikon technology to its limits.

Behind the Scenes — Episode 2: Location, Location

Pre-Production, Jul 17, 2014

My NikonLife

As Director Jim Lounsbury of Eponine Films puts it, “It’s not often you’re shooting location stills on the same camera you’ll be shooting the film on.” See how the Nikon D810 is rising to the challenges of the Feature Film ‘Love is Now’.

Behind the Scenes — Episode 3: Meet the Cast and Crew

Production, Aug 12, 2014

NishanRudrakumar

Behind the Scenes — Episode 4: Equipment on Set

Production, Aug 21, 2014

My NikonLife

Behind the Scenes — Episode 5: Anatomy of a Scene

Production, Sep 08, 2014

My NikonLife

Enjoy a sneak insight of a complete scene from Love is Now director Jim Lounsbury. Jim shares also shares his thoughts on how the Nikon D810 allows a unique interpretation in filming up close.

Behind the Scenes — Episode 6: Making a movie for the big screen

Post-Production, Sep 30, 2014

My NikonLife

It’s a wrap! But now the challenges begin as we bring the story to life on the big screen.

Behind the Scenes – Episode 7: Finishing the Film

Post-Production, Oct 15, 2014

MarcAltshuler

The edit’s complete, the images are locked and loaded. Now the team discovers the advantages of the Nikon D810 and Nikkor lenses when it comes to the finishing touches.

Production News

Behind the Scenes – Episode 7: Finishing the Film

Oct 15, 2014
Love is Now Episode 7

Behind the Scenes — Episode 6: Making a movie for the big screen

Sep 30, 2014
Love is Now - Episode 6

Behind the Scenes — Episode 5: Anatomy of a Scene

Sep 8, 2014
Nikon - Love is Now - Behind the Scenes - Episode 5

Behind the Scenes — Episode 4: Equipment on Set

Aug 21, 2014
Nikon and Eponine Films - Behind the Scenes of Love is Now

Behind the Scenes — Episode 3: Meet the Cast and Crew

Aug 12, 2014
Love is Now - Behind the Scenes - Episode 3

Meet the Crew

Eponine Films is a Sydney-based boutique production company dedicated to producing distinctive feature films, TV series, documentaries and short films. Established by award-winning filmmakers Jim Lounsbury and Behren Schulz, they’re committed to creating compelling stories that engage audiences in new and dynamic ways. Love is Now brings to life their ethos of strong collaboration in front of, and behind the camera.

Behren Schulz

Producer, Eponine Films

Behren launched Eponine Films with Jim Lounsbury to meet the need for quality entertainment across digital, television and cinema. Behren is committed to creating distinctive screen stories, and is always embracing new ways to bring those stories to the screen. He also forges pathways for filmmakers...
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Jim Lounsbury

Writer/Director, Eponine Films

Jim is an award-winning filmmaker who enjoys pushing creative boundaries across cinema, television, and digital content. Notable work includes the children's television show Lockie Leonard and the short film Early Checkout, starring Academy Award Nominee Jackie Weaver, which has played at over 20 fe...
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To find out more about the team behind Love is Now, check out the Eponine Films website.

Meet the Gear

The idea of an entire film being shot on a DSLR camera is an exciting and challenging one. The Nikon D800 along with eight NIKKOR lenses were chosen for their potential to shoot exceptional quality footage continuously, even under harsh conditions. Set within the world of photography, the movie’s creators believe this Nikon gear adds to the authenticity of the story.

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Can you shoot a feature film entirely on Nikon DSLRs and Nikkor lenses?

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