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Doggie Dream Productions

Official website for Writer/Director Tim Bartell
and the Doggie Dream Productions team.

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Feature Film

STATUS: In development.  

A mid-life-crisis photographer marries a beautiful younger woman and finally finds the love of his life - her mother.  

The script for A Family Affair has received accolades in multiple screenwriting competitions, including reaching the quarterfinals of the prestigious Academy Nicholl Fellowships. 

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Feature Film

STATUS: Script completed, being shopped.

Trapped at home by a mysterious force field, a couple on the verge of divorce must overcome their constant fighting to avoid starving to death, resist irresistible lovers, and find their way back to true love – all before their new bubble world implodes. 

The script for Stuck received a Double Recommend on Stage 32 (in their top 1%) and also made the quarter-finals of the 2022 Page Awards.

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TV Series

STATUS: Pilot Scripted, Being shopped.

In 1960s San Francisco, a restless salesman drops out of his suffocating suburban life and brings together a band of musical orphans, creating a misfit family in the midst of a rock revolution.

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Feature Film

STATUS:  Distributed by Indie Rights Movies. Streaming on: Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Tubi and Roku.

A lonely artist brings a young, drifter woman back to his tiny apartment to live with him. Between his obsessive tendencies and her non-stop drinking, something strange happens. They start to care for each other.

DIRTY BEAUTIFUL earned 48 awards including 15 Best Film awards in 67 Film Festivals. Distributed by Indie Rights Movies, Dirty Beautiful is now streaming on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu and Roku.

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Status: Released in 2008

This series was seen by millions of online viewers on YouTube, Google, numerous political blogs and was featured by Jib-Jab on their Hottest Jokes page.  Bartell was interviewed on Sirius Radio show as the 2008 presidential campaign was heating up, catching the appreciation and laughs of Americans who were ready for political change. 

Fun WIth War Crimes took home 3 Platinum EMPixx Awards for Best Writing, Directing & Production in online shorts.    Actress Pia Glenn who played our Condoleeza Rice went on to play Condoleeza Rice again in Will Ferell's "You're Welcome, America: A Final Night With George W. Bush" on Broadway & HBO.

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Short Film

Status: Distribution

Tim Bartell's short comedy "First Date Meltdown" screened at over 20 American film festivals and won one Best Short Award. First Date Meltdown aired on Spike TV until it was rebranded The Paramount Network.

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    A funny web-series from simpler political times.