“Ambrosia” Written By David-Matthew Barnes

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"Ambrosia" written by David-Matthew Barnes 

The 24 page screenplay "Ambrosia" by Screenwriter David-Matthew Barnes is an official selection of the Atlanta Comedy Film Festival: Fall 2017.


"Official selection for the 2017 New York Short Film and Screenplay Competition. On the night of her 30th birthday, Tina Duncan is dumped by her musician boyfriend and left with nothing. When her best friend dares her to accept every date she’s asked out on for the next year, Tina accepts the challenge only to confirm her theory that the perfect man no longer exists. Tina’s life soon becomes one terrible date after another until she accidentally meets Oliver, a beautiful stranger who arrives at her front door to return her purse he’s found in a cab. Before realizing Oliver might be the man to prove her theory wrong – and is indeed the perfect man for her – he slips away and disappears. Convinced she’s lost her one shot at true love, Tina embarks on a city-wide search for a man she hardly knows, but is quickly falling in love with. Adapted from the best selling novel."

Writer's Biography

David-Matthew Barnes is the author of several novels and collections of stage plays and poetry. His acclaimed screenplays have earned many awards including the award for Best Short Screenplay at the 2017 New Renaissance Film Festival in Amsterdam, the award for Best Short Script at the 2017 Play Film Festival in Paris, and a 2017 Los Angeles Film Award. In 2017, he was named the Grand Prize Jury Winner at Film Invasion L.A. for Best Screenplay. He has written over fifty stage plays that have been performed in three languages in nine countries. His literary work has appeared in over one hundred publications. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, International Thriller Writers, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. He has been an educator for more than a decade.

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