Immerse yourself in the energetic, innovative and potentially illegal world of mash-up media with RiP: A remix manifesto. Let web activist Brett Gaylor and musician Greg Gillis, better known as Girl Talk, serve as your digital tour guides on a probing investigation into how culture builds upon culture in the information age. Biomedical engineer turned live-performance sensation Girl Talk, has received immense commercial and critical success for his mind-blowing sample-based music. Utilizing technical expertise and a ferocious creative streak, Girl Talk repositions popular music to create a wild and edgy dialogue between artists from all genres and eras. But are his practices legal? Do his methods of frenetic appropriation embrace collaboration in its purest sense? Or are they infractions of creative integrity and violations of copyright?
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.
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
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