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WHO: Writer/director Nelson Kim
SOMEONE ELSE is my first feature film. Making it has been one of the great adventures of my life. I got to collaborate with an incredible group of people who inspired me with their talent and dedication. And I’m happy with how it turned out—love it or hate it (obviously I hope for the former), it’s a distinctive, original, and highly personal piece of work.
Finally, we get to share it with the world. We’re thrilled to be having our world premiere at the Miami International Film Festival on March 13!
WHAT: Kickstarter project: ‘Someone Else,’ a feature film
SOMEONE ELSE is a surreal drama about the clash of wills between two Korean American cousins and the woman who comes between them.
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.
WHEN: Deadline to contribute is Wednesday, March 11, 2015 (2:00pm PT).
Following the launch of the film, we want to bring SOMEONE ELSE to U.S. theaters as soon as possible, either by partnering with a distributor or releasing it ourselves. Then, after the movie’s theatrical run ends, we’ll release it on DVD and on Video On Demand platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more.
But to do all this, we need your help. Your contributions will go toward festival travel and expenses, publicity and marketing, sales and distribution expenses, legal fees, and more. In today’s independent-film world, getting the movie made is only half the struggle. The other half is getting it out into the world, and all the money we raise here, minus the fees charged by Kickstarter, will be devoted to doing just that!