|DVD Standards of Living
Run time: 89 min
Genres: Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
Director: Aaron Mento
Writers: Aaron Mento, Aaron Mento
Stars: Bill Ferris, Kevin M. Glover, Derek Houck
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
Budget: $12,000 (estimated)
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.
I checked out this movie and when I heard it was shot on an iPAD2 I thought it was going to be pure gimmick. BOY WAS I WRONG! Right from the gate I was introduced to characters that all people can identify with. The story pulls you in and gets your gray matter moving, something lacking in a lot of movies as of late. Cast was excellent! Director Aaron Mento manages to strike many cords with the audience while not subjecting them to gratuitous imagery….a Master, in my book, of storytelling. Have been recommending this film to everyone who asks if I've seen any good movies lately. Bold and provoking, this film does what most films lately don't…. it makes you think!