Fund This: Twinsters, a documentary about possible twins, separated at birth, reconnected through social media

I just heard about this feature documentary project that's trying to raise funds through Kickstarter, and felt deeply compelled to share. Twinsters aims to tell the story of Samantha and Anais, two women who were adopted from South Korea and raised on different continents. Recently connected through social media, they believe they are twins separated at birth.

Last month, Samantha Futerman, an American actor living in Los Angeles (you might recognize her from 2005's The Motel, or her recent appearance in 21 & Over) received a Facebook message from Anaïs Bordier, a French fashion design student living in London. It was a message that changed her life.

Anaïs' friend had seen a YouTube video featuring Samantha, and was struck by their physical resemblance. And not just in an all-Asians-look-alike kind of way, but in a are-you-guys-twins? kind of way. Upon further research, Anaïs discovered that they were both adopted and born in the same city on November 19, 1987. The evidence strongly suggested that they could be biological twin sisters, so Anaïs reached out to Samantha.

Watch this video to see the two Skype for the first time:

Yo, these two are totally twin sisters. Crazy. The film will follow Samantha and Anaïs as they prepare to meet in person for the first time, documenting their unique experiences through video diaries and Skype conversations, as well as respective travel to Europe and the United States. They'll also take a DNA test to confirm whether or not they are indeed siblings.

The crazy thing is that this story is still unfolding. It's only been weeks since Samantha and Anaïs made first contact, and they plan on documenting this entire journey and relationship as it unfolds. I don't know either of these two, but I am completely fascinated and moved by their story so far. Don't you want to see what happens?

For further information (be sure to read the statements from both girls) and to make a pledge to this project, head over to Kickstarter. Best of luck to both of these women.

UPDATE: Here's Samantha with her latest YouTube video about this project:

Love the tip of the hat to The Parent Trap.

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