Last February, Los Angeles-based actress Samantha Futerman got a Facebook message that changed her life forever. It was from a French fashion student based in London named Anais Bordier, who said that her friends viewed a KevJumba YouTube video which featured Futerman and were blown away at Bordier and Futerman’s identical appearance.
She said: “At first glance, I saw only my own face staring back from ‘her’ profile picture. Yet, after just a few clicks & a personal message from Anais, I knew I was about to embark on a journey that no one else had ventured before.”
After much Google stalking, Futerman found out that she and Bordier were both Korean adoptees born on the same day — November 19, 1987 near Busan, South Korea. The uncanny resemblances, combined with the fact that they were born on the same day in the same location could mean that Futerman and Bordier are twin sisters that were separated at birth.
This real life “Parent Trap” experience prompted Futerman and Bordier to come up with the idea of a documentary that follows them as they prepare to meet for the first time. The documentary would also feature Futerman and Bordier as they travel to Europe and the United States to understand each other’s history.
Futerman launched a Kickstarter project last week titled “Twinsters” in hopes of getting funds for the documentary. In just a matter of days, she exceeded her goal of $30 thousand and now currently has a little over $37 thousand in pledged donations.
She said in her Kickstarter page that $30 thousand is the “bare minimum” needed to produce the documentary and any excess donations will help with post-production, marketing costs, traveling and other expenses.
Watch Futerman talk about “Twinsters” in the video above.
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