Congratulations to Black Dog’s Ben Dickinson who has just been awarded Special Jury Recognition for Visual Excellence in the Narrative Feature Competition at SXSW for his excellent feature film Creative Control.
Set in near-future Brooklyn, Creative Control centers on an ad executive who uses a new Augmented Reality technology to conduct an affair with his best friend’s girlfriend… sort of. Dickinson wanted to encourage people to look at the role of technology in their lives in a different way through the film, which he wrote and stars in as well as directs.
The dark sci-fi comedy previously nabbed a In Progress Prize at a Paris-based event hosted by the Champs-Elysees Film Festival. It has continued to impress in 2015, earning rave reviews at its premiere at SXSW in Austin and taking home the coveted Narrative Feature Competition award.