Confused by Love, a romantic comedy is making its debut in Los Angeles on February 23, 2017 at the Hollywood Black Film Festival. Directed by Crosby Tatum and Co-Produced by Tatum, Christopher Nolen and Carl Davis, Confused by Love is a film about Ferguson Middlebecker (Keith Mascoll) an anti-social author and his socialite wife, Tiffany Middlebecker (Jamie Perez), forced to invite his best friend and ex-girlfriend (Simba Dibinga and Jordan Lloyd respectively) to stay with the couple in order to save their house from foreclosure. Watch the trailer here.
Inspired by tumultuous teenage upbringing, “we didn’t know when our next meal would be and lived in a different place every week” and his Mother’s strength, 100% determination and commitment even during such difficult times, that inspires his art; as well as desire to provide the same encouragement and inspiration for others.
Critics, above all else, have been touting the realness of the film in reviews such as “…understands the Minds of Black Film Lovers,” (MADEINSTONE), “an honest depiction of married life” (LOVELINKED) and from CHICAGONOW: “Confused By Love is an enchanting organically bizarre black love story.”
Confused by Love has been an official “Award-Winning” film selected by six different film festivals including: Urban Mediamakers Film Festival UMFF (Audience Award), Festival International Du Film Panafricain De Cannes, Roxbury International Film Festival (Kay Bourne Emerging Filmmaker Award), Black Harvest Film Festival and the Capital City Black Film Festival.
Tatum’s Confused by Love stands up as an incredibly genuine engaging film that brings moments of laughter and moments of tears but never loses the true-to-life quality that makes it stand out.