As part of Panasonic’s official Launch of the S1H, Peter Hamblin’s “In Hope of Nothing” was featured in their LUMIX S | LUMIX S1H Sizzle Reel. The reel is a series of short films to show off the cinematic capabilities of their new full-frame mirrorless camera.

The film takes a look at a pair of down and out filmmakers - and estranged brothers -one of whom is looking to give his Hollywood dream one more try. Hamblin shot the film using a vintage 70s Japanese anamorphic lens to give it a gritty look.

Hamblin said the SH1 performed really well with a series of photo lenses while maintaining a cinematic look. "(The S1H) is a perfect tool for young, aspiring filmmakers," Hamblin added, "It opens up a cinematic palette, to achieve the look that you want at the budget you have."


 Director Peter Hamblin with the Panasonic S1H                                                                                                                                     Credit: Panasonic


About Peter Hamblin:

Emmy award-winning Peter Hamblin is a South African born filmmaker from Durban. He has travelled and lived across the globe including LA, London and Cape Town. Beginning his career in the world of advertising and commercials, he eventually realised he wanted to be creating long form series and feature films, and started his own production company in 2009.
His career highlights to date include writing, producing and directing award-winning short film ‘Wright side of Wrong’
as well as writing, directing and producing ‘Let’s Be Frank,’ a fiction/non-fiction exploration into the world of a big wave surfer.  This went on to win multiple best film accolades worldwide.

Panasonic LUMIX S1H Features:

  • 6K (5952 x 3968) 3:2
  • 5.9K (5888 x 3312)
  • 5.4K (5376 x 3580) 3:2
  • 4K DCI and UHD up to 60p
  • Full HD up to 180fps
  • Dual SD card Slots
  • Tilt and rotatable flip screen
  • Dual Native ISO of 640 and 4000
  • Anamorphic shooting support
  • Unlimited recording times in all modes
  • 5-axis in-body stabilization
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 internal recording
  • V-Log gamma
  • Dual Native ISO
  • Dual IS 2 with up to 6.5 stops of stability
  • 24MP stills
  • Fully-articulating LCD screen
  • Ability to record HDR content in Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG).