‘Twinsters’ Receive the Festival Jury Prize for Best Documentary

Jenna Ushkowitz (Executive Prod. of TWINSTERS; Co-Founder of KINDRED FOUNDATION; Actress on GLEE) Ryan Miyamoto (Co-Director/Producer/Cinematographer) Samantha Futerman (Co Director/Prod. and Docu Subject; Co-Founder of KINDRED FOUNDATION) Kanoa Goo (Producer) Jeff Consiglio (Producer/Editor) Photo credit: Steven Lam Photo courtesy of: LAAPFF/StevenLamPhoto.com

Jenna Ushkowitz (Executive Prod. of TWINSTERS; Co-Founder of KINDRED FOUNDATION; Actress on GLEE)
Ryan Miyamoto (Co-Director/Producer/Cinematographer)
Samantha Futerman (Co Director/Prod. and Docu Subject; Co-Founder of KINDRED FOUNDATION)
Kanoa Goo (Producer)
Jeff Consiglio (Producer/Editor)
Photo credit: Steven Lam
Photo courtesy of: LAAPFF/StevenLamPhoto.com

The real story of twins separated at birth, finding one another, and their lives changed forever, Twinsters is awarded the Festival Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

Ryan Miyamoto (Co-Director/Producer/Cinematographer) Samantha Futerman (Co Director/Prod. and Docu Subject) Photo credit: Steven Lam Photo courtesy of: LAAPFF/StevenLamPhoto.com

Ryan Miyamoto & Samantha Futerman. Photo credit: Steven Lam. Photo courtesy of: LAAPFF/StevenLamPhoto.com

ABOUT THE FILM: In February 2013, Anaïs Bordier, a French fashion student living in London, stumbled upon a YouTube video featuring Samantha Futerman, an actress in Los Angeles, and was struck by their uncanny resemblance. After discovering they were born on the same day in Busan, Korea and both put up for adoption, Anaïs reached out to Samantha via Facebook. In Twinsters, we follow Samantha and Anaïs’ journey into sisterhood, witnessing everything from their first meeting, to their first trip back to Korea where their separation took place.Twinsters explores the meaning of family and connection through a story that would have been impossible just 10 years ago without the creation of YouTube and Facebook. TWINSTERS had its world premiere at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, where it received a Special Jury Recognition Award for Editing. On its festival premiere, TWINSTERS screened at the Stateside Theater. The venue was completely full. It was a must-see sold-out screening at the fest.


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