Creative Control

In a world where communication is increasingly – and sometimes exclusively – digital, virtual reality seems to be the next inevitable step. Director and co-writer Benjamin Dickinson plays David, an ambitious advertising executive at a hip Brooklyn agency. With the help of comedian Reggie Watts (playing himself), David uses AUGMENTA, a next-gen iteration of Google Glass, to seduce his best friend’s girlfriend – or at least a virtual version of her. Told with a mixture of moral cautionary tale and off beat hilarity, the film describes a very near future in which entitled, teched-up hipsters dabble in technology’s dark arts, raising questions about VR’s moral implications.

Screening with short film A Terrible Beauty (11mins)
Directed by Sarah-Jane Woulehan.

9:30pm Friday 16th September
Australian Premiere
2015 | USA, France
| 97 mins | English
DIRECTOR - Benjamin Dickinson
VENUE - Deckchair Cinema

For a film about technology’s growing
dehumanisation, this stylised beauty is a frisky, formidable temptation

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Special Jury Award SXSW Film Festival