An inventor creates a pair of augmented reality glasses, which he uses to build an avatar of his best friend’s girlfriend. Naturally, her technological fantasy turns against him.
Creative Control is an acid comedy with rough martian features, hipsters as protagonists shot in black and white, and an unexpected melancholic charge that seems to be spread on it with all the love in the world. The film even takes the liberty to feature no likeable characters at all (especially among the men). However, as they turn into somewhat scary monsters before the viewers’ eyes, they also seem lost, hopelessly destined for ruin or alienation from the very first minute. The awareness of the catastrophe luring on the characters, and the tragic grace of its collapse, puts into play an important portion of the nuanced pity amidst an evil irony, which seems to breathe in every scene of this distinguished and ferocious film. DO
D: Benjamin Dickinson G: Benjamin Dickinson, Micah Bloomberg F: Adam Newport-Berra E: Megan Brooks, Andrew Hasse DA: John Furgason S: Paul Hsu M: Dražen Bošnjak P: Craig Shilowich, Melody C. Roscher, Mark De Pace, Zachary Mortensen PE: Cameron Brodie, Greg Steward, Emily Wiedemann CP: Ghot Robot I: Benjamin Dickinson, Nora Zehetner, Dan Gill, Alexia Rasmussen
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He made his directorial debut with the feature First Winter (2012), and then directed the short Super Sleuths (2014).