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A couple of years ago, writer-director-actor Benjamin Dickinson made a splash with his feature film debut First Winter, a PA drama about what happens to a group of people who end up stranded in a remote farmhouse after some apocalyptic event. Robert called the movie "a superb calling card." Though I've yet to see it one thing is certain: if the trailer for his follow-up is any indication, Dickinson is about to arrive in a big way.

He's been making shorts since that debut a few years ago but now Dickinson returns with his follow-up feature Creative Control. The project was finished with Kickstarter funding and is one of the handful of crowdfunded movies making their debut at SXSW. It stars Dickinson as David, an advertising executive who uses technology for nefarious means but not as you might think. Here's the official synopsis:

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.

The trailer is what you might expect if you were to dial back Her a few years while fast forwarding Google Glass a few years ahead. It's a stunning looking trailer and though the story is ridiculously vague, it looks absolutely not to be missed.

Recommended Release: First Winter

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markpud (5 years ago) Reply

Looks cool... Reggie Watts, and the evocative music from Clockwork Orange (funeral of Queen Mary)

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