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Standards of Living (2012)

| Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
In order to enhance his ability to make people laugh, a struggling comedian takes part in a teleportation experiment that "improves" whatever cargo is being teleported...but the results are no laughing matter.

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Aaron Mento

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Cast

Credited cast:
Bill Ferris ... Mr. Randall
Kevin M. Glover ... The CineVile
Derek Houck Derek Houck ... Stu
Rolland Kiroloss Rolland Kiroloss ... Mark
Emily Marsh ... Mariella
Terry McCoy Terry McCoy ... Finn
Randy Raphael Randy Raphael ... The Stranger
Nicola Singer Nicola Singer ... Mrs. Randall
Scott Yarborough Scott Yarborough ... Peter
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In order to enhance his ability to make people laugh, a struggling comedian takes part in a teleportation experiment that 'improves' whatever cargo is being teleported...but the results are no laughing matter. Note: This film was shot entirely on the iPad 2. Written by Anonymous

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This is no laughing matter...

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA

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Budget:

$12,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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The first feature film shot entirely on the iPad 2. See more »

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Wein Kleines Mein
Written by Roman Kovalik
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Unique
15 September 2013 | by spedteacher1976See all my reviews

I though that this film was completely unique, both in the way it was shot with an IPad 2 and the storyline as well. Aaron Mento took a leap and did what most people with an IPad haven't done before. A feature length movie on such a small device is something that is creative and innovative. You really do feel for the characters and they are all written very well. I highly recommend this movie, especially if you want to think outside of the box and break away from gore for a little bit. The movie reminded me of "Memento" and it plays with the senses. Mento has you going from one feeling to another in a flawless and effective manner.

I really enjoy movies that have you think, instead of a villain chasing someone through the woods with a machete. I enjoy a great slasher movie every now and then, however, a movie like "Standards of Living" certainly goes of the grid. What I enjoyed most about this movie was it's deeper meaning of freedom, equality, and peace. The clothes changed with how someone was feeling. It's more than just a horror movie, it's a conversation starter and daring.


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