Everything everywhere at once Co-director Daniel Kwan sent a message to the film’s more hateful fans.
Kwan co-directed the film with Daniel Scheinert. Released earlier this year, it became a hit thanks to word of mouth and acclaim.
Unsurprisingly, the film is featured in many year-end lists that rank the best films of 2022 (including The Independent‘s) – but some fans of the film are now spitefully questioning those who didn’t include it in their personal top 10.
As a result, screenshots of such messages are shared on social media, and this caught the eye of Kwan, who wrote a Twitter thread in response.
“The algorithm pushed that onto my timeline, and as one of the people who made the film, it’s not going to take that aggression, man,” he said wrote. “I know the end-of-the-year discourse on movie Twitter can be toxic with all the ‘best of’ lists coming out, but this really needs to stop.”
He continued, “These year-end lists are a great opportunity for people to discover movies they’ve never heard of (our movie doesn’t need that), help smaller films make money (don’t need that), and to celebrate the hard work of filmmakers we admire (need no longer to celebrate).”
Kwan said that while he’s “so grateful to the fans who love this film,” the negativity they spread “runs counter to the film’s message.”
He said: “The next time you see something about our film that makes you angry, take a step back and remind yourself why you fell in love with our film.”
Hoping to put an end to the malice, he shared a message that the film’s kind fans can send to potential trolls: “Hi, I’m Dan Kwan, one of the directors of EEAAO. I appreciate your love of film, but maybe next time you can try to cool him off the aggression. This place is filled with shitty discourse, don’t add anything (what would Waymond do?). Don’t feel bad, it’s hard to keep a cool head here.”
The film is expected to receive Oscar nominations for Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/everything-everywhere-all-at-once-twitter-b2241681.html Everything Everywhere All at Once co-director appeals to the film’s hateful fans