I’m really excited to be sharing this project on the blog! A few weeks ago, my friends and I decided to put together a video for Fantastic Fest’s Bumper Contest. To brainstorm, we took a look at an art book that featured pulp fiction book covers. I mentioned that I really wanted to work on a video with drag queens and how cool I thought it’d be to just have a street full of drag queens watering their lawns. And then the project was born.
After all the excitement, I realized the theme for the contest was “Intergalactic Fantastic.” With that in mind, we decided to title it Planet of the Queens and add some visual effects to give the impression of being on a different atmosphere.
Nothing can ever be that easy, though. Every person we asked to be in the video declined. #deadtome Luckily, I forced my friend Robert, who was visiting for the weekend, to don a wig and dress. He actually gives a spectacular performance. At the 11th hour, we got hooked up with Daniel, who was amazing and so awesome and I just want to walk around in green glitter lips and be him every day. I filled out the cast and make a small appearance in the video.
Some power lesbians even loaned us their house and front yard for our location. I couldn’t be more appreciative of their generosity.
Anyway, interested in seeing it? I hope so, because I’m currently spamming the internets about it. Check it out at the Filmmaking Frenzy site and make sure you hit the Facebook Like button!