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Directed by Lilan Bowden

Cast: Amanda Misa Curtis, Charles Kim, Helen Hong, Joziah Lagonoy

In 1985 suburban America, a Korean American boy named Yong has trouble fitting in with his classmates who only see him as a foreigner. In an effort to become popular, Yong makes a wish to become his idol, the world’s most famous foul-mouthed comedian. But when his wish comes true, it brings results that are both unexpected and profane. BECOMING EDDIE is a spirited and energetic film that is brimming is humor and enough nostalgia to bring you back to the 80’s.

Director Biography: Lilan Bowden is an actor/comedian who plays Bex on Disney Channel’s Emmy nominated show ANDI MACK (3 seasons/winner of GLAAD/nominated for Peabody Awards). Her credits also include FUTURE MAN, LOVE, PARKS AND RECREATION, LIFELINE (YouTube Red), and I AM WATCHING YOU (Lifetime). She is a trained sketch and improv performer from Upright Citizens Brigade Theater LA. House teams include Rococo (Harold/improv) and Bonafide (Maude/sketch). Lilan has written and directed material for FUNNY OR DIE, Samsung’s MILK app, and Casting Society of America with her writing and sketch comedy partner Wilder Smith. They continue to perform live as LILAN AND WILDER.

Co-presented by: A Radical GuideAYPAL: Building API Community Power


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