Creative Control

A Sci-fi Comedy set 5 minutes in the future.

The setting is New York, 5 minutes in the future. The glorious technological advances and communication devices of the near future meant to increase connectivity and alleviate boredom are only increasing the anxiety level of the insecure New Yorkers who’ve inherited them.

David (writer/director Benjamin Dickinson) is an overworked, tech-addled advertising executive developing a high-profile marketing campaign, featuring musician/comedian Reggie Watts, for a new generation of Augmented Reality glasses. Feeling stuck in his relationship with yoga teacher Juliette (Nora Zehetner, BRICK, IFC’s “Maron”), he envies the charmed life of his best friend, fashion photographer Wim (Dan Gill, THE WEDDING RINGER) and his entrancing girlfriend Sophie (Alexia Rasmussen, CALIFORNIA SOLO) – so he uses the glasses to develop a life-like avatar of her.

Unwittingly, fantasy and reality begin to blur. As passions escalate and things get increasingly out of hand, the friends are forced to deal with the impending collision between their public, private and imaginary lives.

“Augmented-Reality Comedy Creative Control Is Virtually Perfect” – David Edelstein, NY Magazine

Project Info
Director Benjamin Dickinson
Producer Mark De Pace
Producer Zachary Mortensen
Producer Melody Roscher
Producer Craig Shilowich
SXSW 2015 Special Jury Award for Visual Excellence
World Premiere SXSW 2015
Benjamin Dickinson
Dan Gill
Nora Zehetner
Alexia Rasmussen
Paul Manza
Gavin McInnes
and Reggie Watts