Hollywood star’s Taiwan project draws response from Taiwan mayors

image taken from facebook.com/JoeGordonLevitt

TAIPEI (CNA) — Hollywood star Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s call for online submissions of photographs taken in Taiwan has drawn widespread responses from Taiwanese netizens, including a number of mayors in the country.

The American actor known for his roles in “The Dark Knight Rises,” “(500) Days of Summer” and “Inception” announced on his Facebook page early Monday that he was looking for photos of Taiwan under a project titled “Lost in Taiwan.”

“Hi, friends in Taiwan! I’m looking for photos of Taiwan for a new project on my site hitRECord. Look through your camera roll, find a cool photo taken anywhere in the country, and add it to the project here: https://hitrecord.app.link/EvY3d8jWb9,” the post said.

The post, which also came with a photograph of Taiwan’s Lantern Festival taken in Taoyuan in 2016, gave no other description of what the project involved.

The post has since generated more than 20,000 likes, 4,000-plus comments and 4,000-plus shares.

Thousands of netizens, many of them from Taiwan, have posted their chosen photos in the comment section under the post, including New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜), Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) and Hsinchu Mayor Lin Chih-chien (林智堅).

Hou posted a photo of the New Taipei Metropolitan Park, Cheng chose a photo of Shihmen Reservoir, and Lin posted a photo of Hsinchu Fishing Port at sunset.

The Taipei-based General Association of Chinese Culture, meanwhile, chose a photo of Taiwan’s Presidential Office Building at night during the 2019 National Day projection mapping show.

hitRECord is an online collaborative media platform founded in 2004 by Gordon-Levitt. The company uses a variety of media to produce such projects as short films, books, and DVDs, according to the company’s official site.