Press Pause Play
TRT 80 minute | United States | Color
Directed by: David Dworsky and Victor Köhle
“WE ARE ON THE VERGE OF A NEW DARK AGE. THE CREATIVE WORLD IS DESTROYED. ALL WE HAVE IS CACOPHONY AND SELF OPINION.”
—ANDREW KEEN, AUTHOR, THE CULT OF THE AMATEUR
The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunities.
But does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature or is true talent instead flooded and drowned in the vast digital ocean of mass culture? Is it cultural democracy or mediocrity?
This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era. The film was shot globally between August 2009 – January 2011, covering more than 150 hours of interview footage with international creatives and thinkers – representing the state of digitized culture today.
“THE HUMAN SPIRIT, WHEN IT’S ALLOWED TO BECOME MADE MANIFEST THROUGH ART, INVARIABLY IS GOING TO CREATE GREATNESS. IT ALMOST DOESN’T MATTER WHAT THE MEDIUM IS,…WHEN HUMANS MAKE THINGS, THEY TEND TO MAKE INTERESTING THINGS…THE DANGER IS PEOPLE BECOMING COMFORTABLE WITH MEDIOCRITY”
Victor Köhler and David Dworsky
Swedish directors and producers Victor Köhler and David Dworsky teamed up as a director duo in 2007. With no formal training, their hands-on approach has lead to a variety of successful film projects. They are also web-producers with their own production company, House of Radon. PressPausePlay is the their first feature documentary.