“Having Jeremiah when I was seventeen saved my life.” James William Ross IV, aka Tyra Sanchez
Fixing eggs and toast for your son in the morning. Helping him finish his homework before getting ready for school. Styling your platinum wig and dusting off your prosthetic breast plate for tonight’s drag performance. This is a day in the life of James William Ross IV, a 24 year old drag performer and single father.
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ABOUT THE FILM
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. What is it like for Jeremiah to have a dad who is sometimes a man and sometimes a woman? Is James any different a dad because he works as a female impersonator?
Filmed in an observational cinema verité style, Drag Dad will combine interviews with James, Tyra and Jeremiah, and footage of their everyday domestic lives in Atlanta to gain an in-depth view into this unique LGBT family.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Björn Flóki is a filmmaker and designer from Reykjavik, Iceland, now residing in New York City where he just finished his graduate film studies. You can look at some stuff he’s made at www.bjornfloki.com
Drag Dad is being shot in association with Sequitur Cinema, a NYC production company geared toward sustainable filmmaking practice. Drag Dad’s core crew consists of Björn Flóki as director and cinematographer, Sequitur’s founder Denis Deck as producer and Ryan Garrettson as gaffer and second camera.