Relationship Status feature film
IN A TOWN
THE INTERNET FORGOT,
BEGINS WITH A
Think Chocolat meets Lars and the Real Girl.
Relationship Status makes us laugh while exploring the struggles to banish loneliness through online social networks and the re-discovery of the power of *IRL connection. (*In Real Life)
Charlie and Penny couldn’t be more opposed in their efforts, but the two find themselves oddly united to defend free speech when a group of radicals try to have their way. Romance ensues.
Charlie struggles with his own relationship with his Blackberry-addicted father. He fears social networks only turn everyone into self-absorbed zombies – and he fears for his father’s newspaper’s survival if the Internet comes to his small Minnesota town. But “technology activist” Penny sees it as her duty to connect the town to the outside world, hiding her own lonely search for love online. She’s gone so far as to start mapping the town for Google Street View with a camera set-up jerry-rigged to the top of her beat-up minivan!
Check out Director, Peter Bean's short film ReCalculating for a look at this award-winning exploration of the intersection of our love for our smart phones and romance IRL*.
(*in real life)
Fears the fate of his father's newspaper if the Internet comes to town. Suspicious of Penny and her efforts to get the town connected.
Secretly - and unsuccessfully - looking for love online. Determined to get the town on the map - literally - with cameras jerry-rigged atop her van.
Can't wait for the town to be wired. Always called on for his technical expertise - even when it's just user error.
LOCAL SWEET, OLD LADY
FIND US ON THE MAP
Population 791 (2012 estimate)
Square Miles 1mi2
FEATURING UNRELEASED MUSIC