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Rip! A Remix Manifesto

"A forceful, vibrant and immensely entertaining call to action. "
—THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Director    Trailer     Credits    Photos    Contacts    Press    Screenings

Filmmaker and Web activist Brett Gaylor explores copyright issues in the information age

About The Director

Brett Gaylor is a documentary filmmaker and new media director.He is the creator of opensourcecinema.org, a video remix community which supports the production of his feature documentary RiP: A remix manifesto.

He is also the web producer of the Homeless Nation.org, a web project dedicated to bridging the digital divide – allowing everyone to participate in online culture.

Brett is one of Canada’s first videobloggers and has been working with youth and media for over 10 years, and is a founding instructor of the Gulf Islands Film and Television School.

Trailer

Credits

An EyeSteelFilm

in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada

Producer Mila Aung-Thwin

Producers (NFB) Kat Baulu Germaine Ying-Gee Wong

Executive Producers Daniel Cross Mila Aung-Thwin

Executive Producers (NFB) Ravida Din Sally Bochner

Cinematographer & Associate Director Mark Ellam

Editors Tony Asimakopoulos Brett Gaylor

Written & Directed by Brett Gaylor

Featuring Gregg Gillis Mary Beth Peters Cory Doctorow Lawrence Lessig Dan O’Neill The Gillis Family Mark Hosler Charlie Angus David Greubel Elisa Greubel RaeJ Schwartz Patti Santangelo Don Smith Robert Crane Jammie Thomas Amp Live Bruce Lehman Sany Pitbull DJ Marlboro Gilberto Gil The students of Pensando Juntos

Contacts

Director

BrettGaylor.com

Screenings

Camille Jacques at EyeSteelFilm

PRESS

“A knockout. Rip is a dazzling frontal assault on how corporate culture is using copyright law to muzzle freedom of expression”
— MACLEANS
“A movie that manages to cut through the tangled history of intellectual property clearly and colourfully.”
 —JAM! 
“ABOUT AS EDGY AND FASCINATING A GLIMPSE YOU’LL GET INTO ONE OF THE MORE PRESSING ISSUES OF OUR INTERNET AGE.”
—MONTREAL GAZETTE
“Gaylor shows us a glimpse of what a creatively free world can look like on the artistic scale, via artists like Girl Talk, and on a broader, societal scale via a look at Brazil, which has become a world leader in copyright progressivism.”
DCIST
“A healthy punk attitude informs this documentary.”
 —CINEMANIA
 “A FUN RIDE, FILLED WITH SNAZZY ANIMATIONS, ENTHUSIASTIC TALKING HEADS AND ONE HELLUVA GIRL TALK SHOW”
INDIEWIRE

Screenings

Awards & Festivals

Audience Award, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam

Audience Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival

Audience Award, Encounters South Africa

Don Haig Award, Hot Docs

Nominated: Genie Awards, Canada New Media Award

Notable festivals: Yamagata, South By Southwest, Buenos Aires BACIFI, Thesaloniki, Ambulante (opening film), Barcelona Documentary Festival (Closing), Rendez Vous Du Cinema Quebecois, Adelaide, Planete Doc (Poland), Input (Warsaw), Guth Gafa (Ireland), International Film Festival of Rio