Drag Dad Achieves Funding - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Drag Dad Achieves Funding

Published July 25, 2012

The documentary Drag Dad has received the bare minimum needed to complete production, but the pledge drive continues.
Drag Dad tells the story of a six year old boy named Jeremiah and his father, the drag queen superstar Tyra Sanchez. Björn Flóka Björnsson, the movie-maker behind the project, used Kickstarter to raise some $16,000 to cover the bare minimum needed to complete production of the film.
RÚV reports that Björn was ecstatic to see the monetary goal achieved. Funding is still remaining open for the next 48 hours or so, however, to help cover other costs, such as being able to submit the film to higher-profile film festivals.
According to the official site for the movie, Drag Dad “is an independent documentary project about a six year old boy named Jeremiah and his father, the drag queen superstar named Tyra Sanchez. In 2010, Tyra Sanchez won the popular reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race, propelling Tyra and her creator James into stardom. Capturing both the everyday and the sensational aspects of James’ dual existence as a drag queen and a parent, the film will examine James’s experience of leading these two contrastive lifestyles.”
Drag Dad’s Kickstarter page is still open and will be accepting pledges until July 27. Below is a teaser from the film.


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