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ASPIE SEEKS LOVE

A Popsona production; In association with Animal Media Group, the production company behind Blood Brother and Gennadiy.



Synopsis: Throughout his twenties, David Matthews was an enigmatic figure in the Pittsburgh arts scene. 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 difficulties in a new light and beckoned him into an autism spectrum community of fellow “Aspies”. David quickly discovered that he was not alone in being alone. Men on the autism spectrum outnumber women 4 to 1.

Aspie Seeks Love follows David’s quest to grow and connect against the odds. In embarking on a series of internet dates with strong, creative, and intelligent women, David learns about intimacy. The film also chronicles the publication of David’s very first book, a collection of darkly comedic short stories. Art, psychology, and love are examined with raw honesty through the lens of this hopeful and hilarious documentary.

An early teaser for the film featured on Boing Boing.



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

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