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

By Indiewire | Indiewire March 5, 2012 at 9:30AM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.
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The Real Mikado

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

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:
Pre-production.

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