Dave's New World

A 40-year-old man, who's married with kids, gradually discovers that he's gay - and must leave the straight world behind to begin his new life as a single gay man in this offbeat comedy-drama.

  • Adam Sandel
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  • San Francisco International Screenwriting Competition
    San Francisco
    December 10, 2022
  • Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition
    New York, NY
    April 28, 2022
    Honorable Mention
  • LGBTQ Unbordered International Film Festival

    July 10, 2021
    Platinum Award Winner
  • Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards

    November 13, 2021
    Honorable Mention
  • Canadian Diversity Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Wiki Screenplay Contest

    Official Selection
  • New York Independent Cinema Awards

    December 28, 2021
    Official Selection
  • StoryPros Int'l Screenplay Contest

    November 24, 2021
    Quarter Finalist
Writer Biography - Adam Sandel

Adam Sandel is an Emmy-nominated screenwriter and playwright who’s had more than 20 productions of his plays performed internationally. He wrote, produced, and directed the satirical web series The Gay Husbands of San Francisco which is streaming on Comcast, Pluto, Oasis TV, and YouTube.

His musical Watch Me Shine (with Richard Link) earned Sandel and Link Certificates of Honor from the City of San Francisco and the California State Assembly.

His play Love Life was performed at L.A.'s Mark Taper Forum Lab, Paramount's Chicago Theatre Project, and a television production of Love Life won several Chicago Emmy Awards and a special nomination for Sandel.

Stage productions include This is Not My Life (Magic Theater), musicals Gideon’s Dream (Vienna, Austria, JCCSF and Dominican University), and Dream World (San Francisco State University).

Screenplays include The Makeover Man, My Wild and Secret World, and Dave’s New World (Best Screenplay, Canadian Diversity Film Festival and Platinum Winner, LGBTQ Unbordered International Film Festival). TV pilots include It Had to Be Lou (Winner, SF International Screenwriting Competition) and Medium Raya.

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