Similar to Max Mayer’s 2009 drama “Adam,” William Sullivan’s latest work, “Jane Wants a Boyfriend,” is raising autism awareness by showing what it’s like for someone on the autism spectrum to fall in love and how their family relationships might change as a result.
The official synopsis reads: “‘Jane Wants a Boyfriend’ explores a week in the life of Jane (Louisa Krause), a young woman looking for love in New York City. Despite dealing with the everyday challenges of being on the autism spectrum, Jane looks to her older sister, Bianca (Eliza Dushku), to help her find her very first boyfriend. As the innocent Jane embarks on new territory, and as Bianca worries that Jane’s heart will be broken, they open up a new chapter in their relationship as sisters.”
“Jane Wants a Boyfriend” also stars Amir Arison. The film’s world premiere took place at the Greenwich Film Festival on June 6. It will have it’s New York premiere at the Lower East Side Film Festival on June 19. Check out the exclusive trailer above.