Lilan to direct comedy Becoming Eddie
Los Angeles: Andi Mack star Lilan Bowden turning director with comedy short "Becoming Eddie".
Written and produced by Ed Lee, the film is set in 1980s New Jersey and revolves around a Korean-American boy, who wishes to become popular with his mostly white classmates. But when his wish comes true, he faces unexpected consequences.
According to Deadline, Helen Hong and Charles King star in the project.
Bowden and Lee partnered to launch a fundraising campaign for the project.
The actor-turned-director said the team is aiming for a better representation of Asian American actors on screen with the film.
"Ed, Helen, Joyce, and I have all been representing Asian Americans in media at the whims of the shows that have hired us and this time, we're taking that power in our hands and telling the stories we want to," said the actor who is stepping into direction.
"Ed's story is relatable but also so personal in his experience growing up Asian American. I think this film will share a narrative that so many of us have, but don't get to see in media all that often," Bowden added.
Hong is also attached to produce with Joyce Liu-Countryman.