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Hand Standman

A string of unsettling robocalls threaten to derail an entrepreneur's desperate business venture. As paranoia gives way to distrust, he throws himself and his confidants into a costly tailspin.

  • Dylan St. Aubin
    Director
  • Dylan St. Aubin
    Writer
  • Adam Lando
    Writer
  • Dylan St. Aubin
    Producer
  • Adam Lando
    Producer
  • Adam Lando
    Key Cast
    "Adam"
  • Jonathan Dennis
    Key Cast
    "Gabe"
  • Tannissa Lane
    Key Cast
    "Tina"
  • Lamonte Cantwell
    Key Cast
    "Gaines Middlemask"
  • Dylan St. Aubin
    Key Cast
    "Robocaller"
  • Doug Paterson
    ADR Supervisor
  • Dylan St. Aubin
    Editor
  • Dylan St. Aubin
    Sound Mixer
  • Dylan St. Aubin
    Cinematographer
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Drama
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 6, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Hand Standman - Premiere Screening at The Pacific Cinematheque
    Vancouver
    Canada
    August 10, 2021
    North American Premiere
Distribution Information
  • Music In The Kitchen Productions
    Distributor
    Country: Canada
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Dylan St. Aubin

Despite five years of experience in television and film production, Dylan St. Aubin has no creative filmmaking experience. He has only ever represented the budget, the deadlines, and the management of resources. This has never been enough for him - he's realized that now.

In pursuing a passion project while balancing his day job, he has made his first foray into independent filmmaking with Hand Standman (2021), for which he has written, shot, edited, mixed, and directed. It's his first time for everything.

He lives in Vancouver, BC.

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Director Statement

Shot and produced in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia over the course of 2020/2021, Hand Standman is a neo-noir drama presented in black-and-white.

A character-driven film set against the backdrop of a sparsely-populated city, the story centers on a chaotic day in the life of a nervous entrepreneur. Using handheld filming methods and tight editing, the visuals of Hand Standman are rooted in the anxious experience of its protagonist - a shady antihero lured out of desperation to a criminal venture, and consumed by paranoid urgency.

The sound design of Hand Standman has been built from the ground-up using a comprehensive collection of sound effects and professionally-recorded voiceovers. A meticulous attention to detail has been paid to the soundscape, bringing our film to life. The soundtrack is brimming with traditional Jazz, giving the film its vintage atmosphere while it hurtles through contemporary story beats.

We hope you enjoy what you see, and what you hear.