Kickstart This: ‘I Will Make You Mine’

The world of cinema is replete with great trilogies. From George Lucas’ original Star Wars to Francis Ford Coppola’s iconic Godfather and modern classics like Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight and Richard Linklater’s Before Trilogy. Well, my friend Lynn Chen is adding to that list with her directorial debut, I Will Make You Mine, the third chapter in the saga of Surrogate Valentine. But she needs your help!

They have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $30,000 in order to continue shooting the movie this fall. Continuing the story of musician Goh Nakamura, playing a fictionalized version of himself, and his struggles in life and love, I Will Make You Mine, completes the trilogy, but this time from the female character’s points of view.

We may be in a post Crazy Rich Asians world (trivia: Lynn narrated the audiobook edition of the first book) but grass roots independent projects like this are still the life blood of Asian American cinema. Let’s show the same fervor behind buying out theaters for Crazy Rich and Searching and dedicate it to backing Lynn’s directorial debut!

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