The indie feature film Someone Else, written and directed by Nelson Kim, premieres next week at the Miami International Film Festival. Starring Aaron Yoo, Leonardo Nam and Jackie Chung, it's "a surreal drama about the clash of wills between two Korean American cousins and the woman who comes between them."
Following next week's premiere, they're hoping to get Someone Else on the festival circuit, give it a proper theatrical run, then release it on DVD and Video On Demand platforms. To accomplish all this, they're raising funds via Kickstarter to cover all the costs that go into getting an indie film to the masses.
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And here's some more about the plot:
Jamie (Aaron Yoo), a shy young law student hungry for a more vivid, risk-taking existence, visits his wealthy playboy cousin Will (Leonardo Nam) in New York City. Jamie has always looked up to Will for following his personal pursuit of pleasure in a way that Jamie's own cautious, reserved nature has never dared.
In his quest to emulate Will, Jamie sheds his old identity and gets involved with a mysteriously alluring girl named Kat (Jackie Chung). But in a series of surprising twists, Jamie’s adventure spirals out of control, and his dream of self-transformation becomes a nightmare that threatens to destroy him.
SOMEONE ELSE begins as a straightforward drama and ends as something quite different, taking the audience on a wild, unsettling ride in which nothing is as it first appears. It’s a journey into dark places, lit up along the way by laughter, sex, thriller-worthy surprises, and a compelling central mystery that will leave viewers discussing and debating it long after the movie ends.
This the debut feature from Nelson Kim. It sounds like an intriguing film with a really great cast; I'm a fan of all actors involved in this project. Now comes the hard part of getting it in front of an audience.
The goal is to raise $25,000. They're winding down their Kickstarter campaign with just a few days to left.
They're running out of time! For further information about Someone Else, and to make a pledge to the project, head over to Kickstarter. You can also follow updates on the film's Facebook page.