Take Out Girl, a new thriller film led by an Asian-American cast that follows Hedy Wong as a delivery girl who gets involved in a criminal side-hustle, has released its first trailer. The film was inspired by true events from Wong’s life, she co-wrote the script alongside Director Hisonni Johnson.
“We put everything we had into crafting a universally relatable story without sacrificing the color of its roots, which is why we’ve maintained the Asian-American voice, experience, and authenticity,” said Johnson and Wong. “In turbulent political times such as now, Take Out Girl manages to demystify the narrative of ‘the other’ and the divisive myth of ‘the model minority,’ which the media has historically utilized to pit minorities against one another. We hope that Take Out Girl makes a positive contribution to America’s social climate by provoking healthy conversations regarding this country’s varying cultural fabrics and our shared struggles. We truly believe that diversity is a source for strength, not division.”
The film was given the Best Director award at the American Black Film Festival, the Robert Rodriguez Indie Auteur of the Year Award at Bare Bones Film Festival and the Raising Voices Award at DisOrient Film Festival. It was also an official selection at Cinequest and the Asian American International Film Festival among others. The film was acquired by 1091 Pictures and is set for a digital release May 18.
“I was blown away by Hedy’s breakout performance when I screened Take Out Girl at ABFF,” said 1091 Pictures Director of Content Acquisition Greg Maurice. “Her intensity and her grit combined with Hisonni’s slick style of cinematography is a result of its success at many diverse festivals. Given we live in such a divisive time, it’s always inspirational to see two people from different backgrounds like Hisonni and Hedy collaborating and incorporating an inclusive cast to create such amazing work.”