Written by Staff Writer
03 Feb, 2014 | 7:08 pm
It’s a story that has all the clichés of a Hollywood film – twin sisters adopted at birth, spending a lifetime apart, and meeting by chance encounter.
In the digital age, it’s inevitable this would take place online.
A friend of Anaïs Bordier, then a French fashion design student living in London, was watching videos on Youtube when he suddenly spotted a familiar face.
But the accent he heard was not French, but American.
After showing it to Ms Bordier, she decided to do some ‘light stalking’.
Her doppelganger was an aspiring actress, with credits in the Hollywood film ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ and a relatively large internet presence.
Just like Ms Bordier, she had been born in the South Korean capital Seoul on November 19 1987.
Within weeks however, they had been picked up by different adoption agencies.
Ms Bordier went to parents in France, growing up on the outskirts of Paris, whilst Ms Futerman went to New Jersey in the United States.
On February 13 2013, Ms Futerman, now living in Los Angeles, received the strangest message of her life.
A few days after their first messages, the pair decided to talk by Skype, an online video messaging service.
The chat lasted for three hours, with the women sharing an immediate bond.
Despite living on opposite sides of the Atlantic, they decided to meet in person and film the whole encounter.
Ms Futerman launched an online fundraising campaign to fund a documentary about their first meeting.
They raised more than $40,000 (£24,342) – enough to pay for the DNA tests too.
Ms Futerman made the trip to visit Ms Bordier in London last year.
Since that first encounter, Ms Bordier has travelled to Los Angeles to visit the woman she calls her “twinster”, and the pair have been to their birthplace in South Korea.
Two weeks ago, the women launched a second campaign to fund the film’s post-production.
More than a quarter of the $80,000 (£48,675) target has been raised so far.
And as for the DNA results?
They say you’ll have to watch the film to find out.
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