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Project of the Day: An Actress Takes on ‘The Real Mikado’

Project of the Day: An Actress Takes on 'The Real Mikado'

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The Real Mikado

Tweetable Logline:
A struggling Asian-American actress moves back to her hometown where she agrees to direct “The Mikado” to try & save the community theater.

Elevator Pitch:
An out of work Asian-American actress in New York runs out of money and moves back in with her parents in the suburbs of Detroit. Her hometown is facing a budget crisis and threatens to shut down the community theater so she agrees to direct a production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado” to try and save it.

Production Team:
Writer/Director: Joyce Wu

About the Production:
The story’s based on my own woeful but hilarious experiences trying to make it as an actress. It’s time for a film with a strong female protagonist, for a film with an Asian-American character who isn’t just an ethnic side kick or a prostitute and for a film set in Detroit that’s actually uplifting.” – Joyce Wu

Current Status:

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You can do it !!!

Lynn Tang

WE would LOVE to see this good movie on the theater. Count this as my vote

mel moss

sounds like a wonderful script and movie- look forward to seeing it produced and watching when completed

cindy keiter

Got my vote!

Bohdana Smyrnova

Sounds great!

Paul Ellington

This one get's my vote, not doubt.

Paul Fox

great idea, this gets my vote

Rosie Posie

THIS ONE HAS MY VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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