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“Gilman is so skillful at intertwining fact and fantasy, that those who attempt to unravel his creation risk ruining it. Besides, what’s the point? Is “Kalesius and Clotho” a real Greek tragedy? No, but it probably should have been.” (much more)
—Adam Orth, Greenfield Recorder

Nice things people have said about The Epic Tale of Kalesius and Clotho

It would be a scary little film, if it weren’t so funny. It contains most of what one might need to know regarding techniques of the infatuated male.
Hal Hartley
Henry Fool, Trust, Fay Grim

“Kyle Gilman splits the difference between Woody Allen and Buster Keaton. He gives new meaning to the term ‘dry wit’ in his self-mocking stalker epic. His unblinking, dead-pan delivery makes us hope for more. Definitely a talent to watch.”
—Academy Award Nominees Jeanne Jordan & Steve Ascher
Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern and The Filmmaker’s Handbook

“Gilman constructs an elaborate meta-narrative that constantly comments on itself. In doing so, he manages to parody student films, control-freak directors, the depths of delusion to which a spurned male can descend, and—most of all—himself.” (more)
—Chris Cooke,

“Using sharp wit and mock earnestness, the film brings out the humor in Kyle’s indulgent pretensions and obsessive-compulsive tendencies as he struggles in vain to recreate Jennie’s “nuances” in Janine.” (more)
—Sunny Xiang, Birmingham Weekly

“The deadpan Kyle Gilman writes, directs, and stars in this comedy heavily influenced by the works of Ross McElwee (Sherman’s March, Time Indefinite). In it, he plays a director who dreams of turning Koufos’ “cinematic” Greek myth Kalesius and Clotho into a film. The only problem is, he’s distracted by the exit of his female lead (the beautiful Jennie Tarr), with whom he’s fallen in love. He goes to recast the role, but can’t get Jennie out of his mind, and spends the rest of the production trying to win her back, all while documenting his behind-the-scenes dealings to an oft-addressed camera. In fact, it’s the camera that’s the real third wheel in this hysterical comedy that lands with an intimate mise-en-scene and genuinely witty performances from all involved. Gilman’s movie is a must for film buffs and jilted lovers.”
—Dean Treadway, Dahlonega International Film Festival