– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Director Angie Wang decided that the story of her youthful days as a struggling college student turned into a drug dealer was perfect for the big screen.

Wang took initiative to direct and to write the narrative film Cardinal X based on actual events from her life.

The film follows a college girl back in 1984, who struggled with college payments. She turned to making ecstasy in the chemistry labs and organized a drug dealing network in night clubs. Eventually, the fast-paced, high-life all came crashing down.

The film stars Annie Q, Francesca Eastwood, Elisa Donovan, Noah Segan, Henry Zaga, Yetide Badaki, Pierson Fode and Aalyrah Caldwell.

LRM had an opportunity to speak with Angie Wang for Cardinal X at the press day event at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

We managed to talk about on what was real and fictionalized for the film, her previous life and putting it all on screen today.

Cardinal X is currently playing at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. For ticket information, visit festival.vconline.org. For future screening info, visit the movie’s Instagram, SnapChat and Twitter @cardinalxmovie.  

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.