“Multiverse Dating for Beginners is a marvelous film, full of comedy, tragedy, and most of all, character work. These two are perfect at exploring. The direction and writing of Kelly Tatham is absolutely perfect, making the most of every nuance in a story that easily could have abandoned nuance for bombast.”
“Women directors/creators were also very prominent in this genre, as en route to the presentation, I shared an elevator with Kelly Tatham, who wrote and directed the delightful narrative short Multiverse Dating for Beginners, which features one of my favorite endings of any film I saw at the festival.”
AD: I know you received some criticism on YouTube from men, with some calling Ivy “needy” and “annoying.” Was that surprising? Especially since the point of the film is that she was desperate not to seem like that to Dave.
KT: I knew there’d be negative criticism (because YouTube), but I didn’t think there’d be THAT much. But, I mean, I get it. Ivy is needy and annoying if you’re a certain kind of guy. We all live in our own worlds… hence the Multiverse. Honestly, it’s an honour that people care enough to comment. My job as an artist is to provoke reactions.