This feature documentary explores the complexities of intellectual property in the era of peer-to-peer file sharking. Web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor interviews key figures in the debate, including the film's central protagonist, Gregg Gillis, the Pittsburgh biomedical engineer who moonlights as Girl Talk, a mash-up artist rearranging the pop charts DNA with his incongruous, entirely sample-based songs. But is Girl Talk a paragon of people power of the Pied Piper of piracy?
A true movie for the digital age, RiP! A REMIX MANIFESTO is an innovative, surprisingly raucous and energetic documentary exploring the complexities of intellectual property in the era of peer-to-peer file sharing. An audience favorite at film festivals worldwide, this movie-as-mash-up shatters the wall between users and producers, as web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor invites audiences to remix his raw footage (at opensourcecinema.org), allowing them to become part of the film itself. An Official Selection at SXSW 2009 and the Audience Choice selection at Amsterdam's International Doc Festival and the Whistler Film Fest.