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'Dongmei' trending at #1 film project on Indiegogo
Independent film project is almost at 90% of its $5000 goal.
"I know that the trending fluctuates, but it's really a thrill to see us trending on top," says Messinger. "Trending is critical, because it gets us in front of more and more people, giving us the potential to attract so many more supporters."
Heidi Li plays the title character, Dongmei, whose confrontation with a couple of thugs triggers a psychotic episode, landing her in the psych ward. Li most recently was featured in the soon-to-be-released "The Spectacular Jihad of Taz Rahim." She also stars in the new episodic comedy-drama "Yellow Fever," and she also appears on Chinese TV as a pop culture host and reporter.
"'Dongmei' is more than a dramatic thriller about a Chinese woman walking a thin line between reality and madness," says Messinger. "It's also a powerful reflection on diverse cultural reactions to mental illness and the varied and often devastating effects of those reactions on individuals."
Messinger and director Cedric Hill are bringing "Dongmei" to the screen through a joint production of their companies, Where's the Lake Productions and To and Fro Productions.
To see how the project is trending at any given time, go to www.indiegogo.com, click the “See What’s Trending” link at the top, then click on the “Film” link. Or to go directly to the project’s page, go to https://www.indiegogo.com/