'The 57' (MINA mix) is a short essay film about a tram route in Melbourne, which was shot entirely with an IPhone. The film explores the potential of this accessible, everyday technology to create new and more diverse approaches to filmmaking. It is the first of a planned series of short essay films that creatively examine aspects of everyday life through the medium of screen production. It is also designed to investigate the potential of the essay film to integrate creative and academic practices, as a form of personal documentary that incorporates critical reflection and an engagement with public experience. My specific interest in the 57 tram is the way it crosses physical, social and conceptual boundaries, providing a space where a diverse range of people spend time together as the tram moves through different parts of the city. Through images and sound, the film reflects on the sensory and affective experience of everyday life. The film is five minutes long. It was shot with an IPhone 4s. The voice-over was also recorded on an IPhone, using the app Audio Memos. The film was edited using Final Cut Pro X.