MDMA — Trailer

source:   www.mdmafilm.com

added: Wed, Aug 1st '18

After working more than 20 years in the tech industry as a Silicon Valley marketing executive, Angie Wang has moved on to a new career in filmmaking. She has written, directed, and produced her first ever film, called "MDMA," for which a trailer has been released.

"MDMA" is a semi-biographical drug-dealer drama set in the 1980s. Inspired by Wang's own life story, it stars Annie Q (from the HBO series "The Leftovers") as "Angie," a young, brilliant Chinese-American college student who has moved from New York City to attend a prestigious university in San Francisco. When her financial aid is suddenly cut, Annie is forced to resort to her student skills as a budding chemist, producing the popular '80s party drug, MDMA -- better known as "Ecstasy."

But as Angie further descends into San Fran's drug and club scene, she not only finds herself becoming one of the biggest suppliers of Ecstasy on the West Coast, but also a drug-addicted shell of her former self.

The ambitious indie film also stars Francesca Eastwood (Heroes Reborn), Pierson Fode (The Bold and the Beautiful), Noah Segan (Looper), Elisa Donovan (Clueless), and Ron Yuan (Sons of Anarchy).

Acquired by Shout Factory, "MDMA" will be released in theaters and on-demand on September 14th.

synopsis:
Inspired by true events…

It's 1984, and a gorgeous, young working-class woman, Angie Wang (Annie Q.) from Newark, NJ, is about to start her freshman year at a prestigious San Francisco university. On her first day, she meets her new roommate, a rich girl named Jeanine Rockwell (Francesca Eastwood), and the two bond over booze, boys, and their first taste of freedom!

Raised by her strict father in an urban neighborhood, the sudden jolt from hardship to privileged campus life proves to be a challenge for Angie. When her financial aid is cut, she uses her book and street smarts, along with school resources to synthesize the growing popular drug, Ecstasy. Angie becomes one of the west coast's largest distributors of 'X', cutting deals on campus and in posh nightclubs. Her dual life as the Asian 'model minority' coed and profit-driven drug dealer is further complicated by her desire to help Bree (Aalyrah Caldwell), a girl from one of the bay area's most infamous ghettos who reminds her of her own dark past. Angie lives the high life until her recklessness instigates a sudden tragedy from which she may not recover.

 

directed by   Angie Wang

starring   Annie Q., Francesca Eastwood, Pierson Fode, Aalyrah Caldwell, Noah Segan, Ron Yuan, Scott Keiji Takeda, Elisa Donovan, Yetide Badaki, Devon Libran

release date   September 14, 2018 (in theaters and on VOD/Digital)

 
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