American actress best known for her role Bilquis on the Starz series “American Gods, ” Yetide Badaki has launched an Indiegogo Fundraising campaign in hopes of raising money for her short film “Wonderland” which is a twist on the Disney classic movie “Alice In Wonderland.”
In her campaign video Badaki says, “Wonderland is the story of like Alice before her stumbles before her world wind of a rabbit hole but against the back drop of Hollywood.”
According to Shadow and Act, in the short film, Badaki will play Zodwa, an actress who supports herself by working at a diner. She goes on an audition that changes her life forever; she’s thrown headfirst into a strange world “where our rules don’t seem to apply.” Karen David (best known for roles in Once Upon a Time and Galavant) will play the film’s version of the Queen of Hearts, a hardcore casting director “who isn’t afraid to make heads roll,” and Dominic Burgess (known from The Feud and The Magicians) will play the Caterpillar-adjacent character Donald Craps, a studio director “who abuses his power” and, like his origin character, knows his way around a hookah. Other characters include the Rabbit, who is reimagined as a “distracted agent, preoccupied with time,” and the Hatter, who is “an auteur director who walks the fine line between brilliance and madness.”
In addition to starring in the film, “Wonderland” is written by Badaki and is produced by Badaki, David and director Jessica Sherif. The campaigns goal is $30,000 and it is very close to being met.