I AM THE STANDARD is a collaboration of thirteen inspirational shorts shot in New York City. This film showcases diversity utilizing scenes surrounding politics, gender, race, sexuality, impairment, mental illness, religion, and body image.

I AM THE STANDARD is a celebration of individuality. Celebrating your individuality is the first step towards becoming the best you you can be. To reach your highest level of self you must revert back to the basics. Basic: Love of Self.

Today, many of us live for the latest coverage of Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Barack Obama, George Bush, the war in Iraq, the MacBook Air, and the iphone. You've caught the wrong message if you've become obsessed with people you don't know or items you don't have. Become enraptured with yourself, and you will experience greatness beyond belief. Celebrate your individuality, flaws and all, and you will rise above all real and conceived limitations.

If Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, George Soros, Bill Clinton, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Michael Jordon, and Michael Jackson were caught up in people, places, and things that kept their eyes off their prize they would'nt have earned the status they presently hold. Once you become THE STANDARD in your mind, there wont be a mountain you cant climb.

Starring (In Order of Appearance): Jared Cleary, Sean Allison, Lamar Richardson, Laverne Cox, Alex Markhasin, Jasmine D. Scott, Joel Luna, Mohammad Maaty, Tim Sharkey, Yvonne Felder, Robert Arensen, Kelly Marie-Bryant, Mugsy, Lacy DeVeney, Wendy Branciforte, Rigo Ramirez, Oriana Lewton-Leopold, Amanda Graham, Chike Nwabukwu, Jenna Elsamman, Ellina Graypel, Jewell Cambridge, Lindsey Friedberg, Saqib Hasan

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