The idea for The Controller came from my view of the world and in particular world politics. The message of the film is "Do not try to control others." Too many times we've seen people get overwhelmed with power and controlling others. Like in the film, it always backfires. 

The title "The Controller" doesn't refer to the video game controller that the two characters play, but refers to the people doing the controlling - the controllers - and what happens to them.