"Great art is always aspiring toward truth or beauty and then products, like advertising products, at the end of the day it's about money. " Benjamin Dickinson (Director)
Apple meets Antonioni in Benjamin Dickinson`s coolly impressive second feature. Variety
In near-future Brooklyn, David is an overworked, tech-addicted advertising executive working on a high-profile campaign for a new generation of Augmented Reality glasses. Envious of his best friend Wim's charmed life and obsessed with his entrancing girlfriend Sophie, David uses the glasses to develop a life-like avatar of her; but he isn't prepared for what happens when the line between reality and virtual reality begins to blur. Benjamin Dickinson's second feature is a crisp black and white film with a contemplative and meandering undertone that makes a case about modern technology's alienating effect on human behaviour. Without relying on the well-known tropes of the sci-fi genre, this New York shot hipster indie is deftly acted and is a uniquely fresh take on the possibilities of new technology and storytelling.
2015 SXSW SPECIAL JURY AWARD
Benjamin Dickinson grew up in Wheaton, Illinois. He attended NYU`s undergraduate film program and got his start directing music videos. His acclaimed first feature film First Winter (2012) premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and his short Super Sleuths (2014) premiered at SXSW. Creative Control is his latest film.