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ASPIE SEEKS LOVE

A new documentary made in association with Animal Media Group, the production company behind the Sundance winning Blood Brother and upcoming Gennadiy.


ABOUT: An offbeat writer embarks on a quest to find love after a late-in-life Asperger’s diagnosis.
EXPECTED RELEASE DATE: 2015
PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: Julie Sokolow
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Danny Yourd

SYNOPSIS: Throughout his twenties, David Matthews was an enigmatic figure in the Pittsburgh arts scene with his one-of-a-kind personal ad project. Posting fliers to telephone poles featuring photos of himself, stylish prose, and quirky headlines, he sincerely hoped to find love. Twenty years later and with the advent of online dating, David’s ambition to find love is still going.



At 41, David was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. The diagnosis cast his dating difficulties in a new light and beckoned him into an autism spectrum community of fellow “Aspies”. David quickly discovered that he was not the only single male struggling to relate to women. Men on the autism spectrum outnumber women 4 to 1.



Aspie Seeks Love is an intimate character study following the offbeat and humorous David on his quest for romantic connection. In embarking on a series of internet dates with strong, creative, and intelligent women, David encounters truths about intimacy. The film also chronicles the publication of David’s very first book. Art, psychology, and love are examined with raw honesty through the lens of this hopeful documentary.



An early teaser for the film featured on Boing Boing.

Funded in part by a Creative Development Grant from the Pittsburgh Foundation, Sprout Fund Film and Video Award, and Steeltown Entertainment Grant.

*Stay posted with the film’s progress by checking back here in late summer 2014 and following the director on Twitter.*