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David is a young, struggling writer very alone in the world. Kat is a lost soul recently left homeless by her ex. Both survive on the fringe of life. So when Kat storms into David’s life and throws out the crazy idea that they become an instant couple, David impulsively agrees and moves her into his tiny apartment.

After some wild ups and downs, they make their home into a cave. A safe haven away from the world. But their retreat is fueled as much by drinking and escape as affection. When fantasies of children and a “normal” life compete with their bohemian ways, things turn ugly. Out of their cave, in the sober light of day, can David & Kat’s love survive?

Director Biography
Tim Bartell is a writer-director-producer with an extensive film and TV background. As a young actor, his list of T.V. credits included Webster, General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, an ABC After School Special and The New Love American Style. He also had supporting roles in the films Meatballs II and the cult horror film, Society. Early on, Tim was developing his comedy chops at The Comedy Store, and in the improv group The L.A. Connection.

He later turned to writing & directing, starting with his 2005 award winning short film, First Date Meltdown. The film debuted at The Los Angeles International Shorts Fim Fesival and went on to play in 22 film festivals. In 2008, Tim wrote and directed his satiric comedy web-series, Fun With War Crimes. The eight part series was featured by site editors on YouTube, Jib-Jab, Democratic Underground and The Daily Tube.

Dirty Beautiful is Tim’s first feature film as a writer-director. His company, Doggie Dream Productions, has several film and TV projects currently in development.

Country of Origin:United States
Country of Filming:United States
Film Language:English
Genres:Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime:1 hour 35 minutes 20 seconds

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