God is a single parent and amateur programmer. He’s working on project ‘Earth’ but never seems to get a break from the kids. One day though, he finally gets a breakthrough.

A cute and funny animation that depicts God as a single father, struggling with his two fierce kids while he works from home: Jesus (an infant with beard and moustache!) and Devil. While his boys argue the whole day, God is also trying to program ‘Earth’, his project, on his computer. While he lets the simulation start and leaves his desk unattended, many disasters happen one after the other. What is funny in TALES FROM THE MULTIVERSE are the comedic references: for instance, God has to change the shape of the Earth. He flattens the planet to prevent Adam from slipping away. Blending the gaming and the technology to the idea of God simulating life on our planet is pretty interesting and fun to watch. The scenes change often, switching from dinosaur disasters to alien accidents. This short film’s animation is good, pretty and clean to look at and the music is well-chosen and adapts perfectly (it is also pretty epic!).

TALES FROM THE MULTIVERSE has won the prize of Most Innovative Short at Savannah Film Festival 2020. It was also in the official selection of Anima – The Brussels Animation Film Festival 2020.

Director: Magnus Igland Møller, Mette Tange, Peter Smith
Country: Denmark
Year: 2020
Running time: 7