Autism in Love

For those on the autism spectrum, love can be overwhelming. As four people navigate dating, they share their struggles and experiences.

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Independent Lens
Premiere Date
January 11, 2016
90 minutes
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    2016 News and Documentary Emmy Awards-Outstanding Social Issue Documentary
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    2015 Tribeca Film Festival-Best Documentary Film
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    2016 Golden Trailer Awards-Best Documentary TV Spot
  • Filmmaker Matt Fuller

    Matt Fuller

    Matt Fuller discovered his passion and talent for storytelling early in life. While a junior in high school, Matt began directing documentaries and public service announcements for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, local government agencies and national corporate clients. After graduating from the University of Central Florida, Fuller began Show more working for Sony Pictures Entertainment on the thriller Vacancy. While on the Sony backlot, he went on to work for director Nelson McCormick as he directed two Sony feature films, Prom Night and The Stepfather. Fuller then transitioned to MBST Entertainment, working under seasoned producers Scott Kroopf and Larry Brezner as a Creative Executive, and then became Director of Film and Television Development where he supervised the development and production of Warner Bros.’s Arthur and Relativity’s Limitless. In the fall of 2012, Fuller began his career as an independent filmmaker by directing and producing Autism in Love. He launched The InSight Picture Company where he continues to inspire individuals and communities with compelling, cinematic stories Show less

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    The Film

    In Autism in Love, director Matt Fuller examines the everyday realities of autistic adulthood, showing how the members of this often-misunderstood community cope with the challenge of keeping romance alive over the years. Lenny searches for the perfect woman, Lindsey and David consider the next step in their relationship, and Stephen faces the end of his marriage as best as he can: Capturing both the joys and heartbreak of love, the film emphasizes struggles that are only too familiar.