Creative Control

Dir.: Benjamin Dickinson | United States 2015 | 97 min

There was a time when Princess Leia's jittering hologram was the wildest dream of the future. Now the brave new technological world where you can have a relationship with a virtual avatar is just a mouse click away. This thought is given a new philosophical spin in Benjamin Dickinson's 'Creative Control', which is this year's mind-bending high tech miniature, just like 'Ex Machina' was last year. The advertising writer David is about to test a new generation of Augmented Reality glasses, which among other things make it possible for him to create a 3D copy of his best friend's sexy girlfriend and start a steamy relationship with her. Sort of. For while the borders of fiction become blurred, David loses his grip with reality and self-destructs bit by bit before the eyes of his girlfriend and colleagues. It is one of the sharp points of the film that we with all our technological advances are finding it harder and harder to see those people who are standing right in front of us. Another one is that this sci-fi dystopia just seems to be the next generation of Google Glasses, which Dickinson (who himself plays the lead role) highlights by telling his story in timeless black and white and using his special effects with care. The result is fascinating and terrifying, and compellingly made, with equal parts suspense and biting sarcasm.

Original Title
Creative Control
Country
United States
Release Year
2015
Duration
97 min.
Directors
Benjamin Dickinson
Producer
Craid Shilowich, Melody C. Roscher, Mark De Pace, Zachary Mortensen
Script
Cast
Benjamin Dickinson, Nora Zehetner, Dan Gill, Alexia Rasmussen, Reggie Watts, Paul Manza, Gavin Mcinnes, Himanshu “Heems" Suri, Jake Lodwick
Camera
Adam Newport-Berra
Editor
Megan Brooks, Andrew Hasse
Music
Dražen Bošnjak
Production Company
Ghost Robot, Greencard Pictures
Version
English Version
Tempo
5
Thrills
4
Sighs
5
Laughs
2
Look
7
Food for thought
8