Captain Crunch Captain Crunch

Producer:
WDR Production 2010

Language:
German

Writers:
William Sen
Denis Moschitto

Director:
Thomas Leutzbach

Cast:
Tom Schilling
Tobias Schenke
Navid Akhavan
Fabian Busch
Fjodor Olev
and many more

Plot:
According to New York Times, John T. Draper is one of the most famous hackers in the world. John T. Draper, aka “Captain Crunch”, is a living legend. With a toy whistle, which he found in the Cap’n Crunch cereal box, he manipulated the global telephone network in the 70s.

The method he discovered is known as “blue boxing” in the hacker community, and he had started a new era of a hacker subculture called Phreaking. On his incredible journey, he met Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, the founders of Apple. But he was to find out that this encounter shall have consequences. For many years, what really happened was a well-guarded company secret.

This production tells his history, where John Draper himself also has his say. He now lives impoverished in his 150 square foot apartment in Los Angeles.


Poke Poke

Producer:
WDR Production 2008

Language:
German

Writers:
William Sen
Denis Moschitto

Director:
Thomas Leutzbach

Cast:
Vadim Glowna
Maximilian von Pufendorf
Christian Körner
Heike Warmuth
Claudia Urbschat-Mingues
Lisa Adler
Marc Bischoff
Oliver Brod
and many more

Plot:
A typical case of karoshi, the mature police detective Brenner thinks as he examines a young woman’s body in the Norwegian settlement Oost. There people live in an isolated, barren environment that has been perfectly tailored to the needs of the people of the growing online culture. And they spend the most of their lives inside the net.

Karoshi, death from overwork, is not uncommon. But something makes Detective Brenner suspicious – and despite being forcibly sent offline by his superior, he mounts the data helmet of the dead woman to find out what caused her death. In his disguise he encounters POKE, a computer virus that is somehow related to the deaths of several people inside the net. But how and where can Brenner find POKE? And how can it cause death? But POKE has already given Brenner the perfect fitting mystery story for a detective, making him voluntarily staying inside until it is too late for him to understand the magnitude of his actions…

This production tells his history, where John Draper himself also has his say. He now lives impoverished in his 150 square foot apartment in Los Angeles.


Digital Underground Poke

Producer:
WDR Production 2008

Language:
German

Writer:
William Sen

Director:
Martin Zylka

Cast:
Florian Lukas
Barnaby Metschurat
Martin Bross
and many more

Plot:
Their chat rooms and e-mails are encrypted; only a few know of their real identities and digital meeting places. They are the source of digital piracy, and their pirated copies are being spread around the world within minutes. The motivation is not profit, but respect and fame. It is about being a part of an underground movement called ‘The Scene’.

What sounds like a conspiracy theory is the real story of a sworn subculture, and their roots lie in the 50s. The early hacker culture was convinced that knowledge and information are free and should remain free. Even today, ‘The Scene’ provides the initial distribution of digital copies of all kinds behind closed doors. They call it “the race”, and it is a race for the fastest bootleg. Their illegal actions earn them the intention of FBI and Interpol, who hunt The Scene in a game of hide-and-seek, which is also a part of their race. Nevertheless, The Scene has existed for more than 25 years. And a part of their fascination is to be a secret elite. Their knowledge is not only free, but powerful.


NO COPY Film NO COPY The Movie

Language:
German

Writers:
William Sen
Jan Krömer

Speaker:
Denis Moschitto

Format:
Documentary

Plot:
The first computer hackers emerged in the 50s, and soon started a digital revolution. While the industry tried to enforce its restrictive copyright laws, a global subculture came into existence passionately spreading pirated software . Regardless of the actions of the media moguls, a cultural revolution takes its relentless course. This is the history of digital piracy in an exciting short film with Denis Moschitto as the speaker.


infospeed: Social Media infospeed: The Power of Social Media

Language:
German

Writer:
William Sen

Speaker:
Denis Moschitto

Format:
YouTube Video

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