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Aperture Kids and the Mysterious Neighbor (2021)

Strange things begin to unfold after Alex involves Jessica and Christina to investigate allegations of a missing person next door. As their escapades become increasingly risky, Alex is put in a predicament to make an eternal decision.


Steve Landreth


Steve Landreth (Writer)




Credited cast:
Emily Ogle Emily Ogle ... Christina Newman
Juli Ogle Juli Ogle ... Julie Hamilton
Nate Ogle Nate Ogle ... John Hamilton
Will Scott Will Scott ... Mr. Harper
Julia Shaddock Julia Shaddock ... Jessica Hamilton
Wes Thurman Wes Thurman ... Ron Bowman
Bryce Wright Bryce Wright ... Alex Hamilton


Alex Hamilton lives with his over-worked Mother and quirky younger sister, Jessica. His parents have recently separated, and he blames his mother for leaving his father and moving them to a rough part of town. Strange things begin to happen next-door, and Alex learns that their neighbor is suspected of a serious crime. Convinced that the neighborhood is unsafe, Alex attempts to persuade his mother to move back in with their father. When this fails, he involves, Christina, a pretty girl-next-door and his little sister Jessica to investigate the allegations against their neighbor. Their escapades become increasingly risky, until Alex finds himself in a predicament greater than he ever imagined. Written by Steven Landreth

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There's something going on next door


Drama | Family | Mystery


Did You Know?


Aperture was filmed in two homes. One was rented for the summer, the other was the Director of Photography's home.

Principal photography took place over one of the hottest summers on record.

The air conditioner in the main home had to be turned off during filming and the sets became very hot.

Craft services was usually food bought on set from the Director's wife.

The DP still finds fake cobwebs in his basement.

The hat worn by Alex in the basement was an homage to Indiana Jones, a favorite character of the Director.

The Norfolk Fire Department was filmed over the course of several hours in one day.

The ice cream cone scene was shot over several hours during a 100-degree afternoon. The crew enjoyed eating all the ice cream that melted after several takes. Jessica had a different cone in some shots due to the heat melting the soft serve ice cream. See more »

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Christ Centered Family Film
3 March 2021 | by Ardmore-11506See all my reviews

This film served as great entertainment for family movie night with its diverse cast and numerous plot twists. This movie is filled with amazing actors who truly make the film enjoyable. The film shares the message of reconciliation between family members. One of the best things about this movie is that it's so relatable.

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2 March 2021 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Norfolk, Virginia, USA


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$15,000 (estimated)
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