Perfect alternative to contemporary Valentine’s Day Films – The Special Need

Road Trip Doc The Special Need Available February 14th on VOD via 108 Media

Watch as an expedition aimed at having sex turns into an autistic man’s journey to self-discovery

WINNER, Grand Jury Prize – Dallas International Film Festival 2014

WINNER, Best Film – Festa do Cinema Italiano 2014

WINNER, Golden Starfish Award –  Hamptons International Film Festival 2014

WINNER, SXGlobal Audience Award – SXSW Film Festival 2014

WINNER, Audience Award – Trieste Film Festival 2014


Toronto, ON – The perfect alternative to contemporary Valentine’s Day movies, The Special Need will be available to rent or own in the US and Canada on February 14th on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant, Microsoft Xbox and Vudu via 108 Media.


One day, after taking a photo of a girl on the bus, Enea is pushed to the ground by her boyfriend. Enea’s therapist convinces his mom that the time has come for the man to cope with his sexual desires. Enea’s friends Carlo and Alex get involved and try to find a way for Enea to have sex in a safe and legal environment.

From Bolzano to Linz, Zurich and Hamburg, Enea and his two best friends, Carlo and Alex embark upon a journey that will take them far beyond what they initially imagined. More people will join the mission and a series of unexpected events will divert the van from the initial destination towards new paths.

Carlo Zoratti, the writer/ director of The Special Need took home the SXGlobal Audience Award at South by Southwest Film Festival in 2015.

Screeners available upon request for reviewing purposes

Download Key Art, Stills and Trailer
For more information on The Special Need, including interview requests and further release information, please contact:

Kirk Jennings
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