Becoming Eddie Update

We have finished principal photography! Thanks to our cast and crew for all their talent and hard work! The footage looks terrific, and we are editing it all together.

We’re still accepting your tax deductible donations – we need to raise thousands of dollars more to cover our costs through postproduction. Please read below for details on how to give through Emerson College.

If you’ve ever felt like the awkward outsider, THIS is the film you need to see. Help share the story of one kid’s comedic path to acceptance and please donate generously to our production.

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Please be assured that if you make a donation using this link, your fund will be directed toward Becoming Eddie through the VMA Short Film Fund which, even though it sounds vague, is our own fund to make our movie and no one else’s movie. If you have questions about your gift, call 617-824-8542 or email

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Becoming Eddie

Ed Lee, writer at 11 years old.

When you were a kid, did you ever feel lonely? Like you didn’t quite fit in? That you wanted to be a part of something? To what lengths would you have gone to become popular?

Welcome to Becoming Eddie. It’s a comedy short about a Korean American boy in a 1980s suburb who wishes to become popular with his mostly white classmates – at least as popular as his foul-mouthed standup comedy hero. But when his wish comes true, he faces unexpected and outrageous consequences.

From the comedic minds of director Lilan Bowden (Andi Mack, Parks and Recreation), writer/producer Ed Lee (wrote for comedians Drew Carey, Chelsea Handler, Patton Oswalt, and more), Joyce Liu-Countryman (Days of Our Lives, Eat with Me) and producer Helen Hong (Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, Untitled Jessica Gao Project, Go Fact Yourself Podcast).

Our cameras start rolling in June 2019. Please join us on our journey by following on Facebook and Instagram.