Tabata’s ‘The Creature’ is on the Loose

DEGANZ member Jake Tabata‘s web series The Creature is out now, following its early selection to this year’s NZ Web Fest! The four-part series follows Aidan, stuck in the online dating rut of swiping with no results. He is ecstatic when he matches with his ‘dream man’ but must first face the perturbed Creature lurking in the shadows of his home.

In an interview with Re: News, Jake discusses how his identity informs his work. He says,

The Creature is loosely based on my own personal experiences with online dating as a young, queer man. I felt quite alone, really struggling with all the challenges I see with online dating and romance anxiety.

The series, produced by fellow member Isabelle (Izzi) Hoskyn, was entirely crowdfunded on Boosted and was made by a team of young, queer, and POC creatives.

You can watch the series here!

Last updated on 20 June 2024