Drag Queen Super Heros and Lesbian Ninjas!
Crowd Funding Launch for Short Film Jiniliscious
A group of Queensland filmmakers have launched a crowd funding campaign to fund the production of a new short film called Jinilicious.
Jiniliscious is a little bit ‘Priscilla meets The Misfits’, about a drag queen and her gay bartender friend, Sandy, who acquire special super powers. However during the process, for some reason, Sandy turns straight.
The proposed 8-part series has the duo team up with a sexy college professor, a lesbian ninja, and the most fabulous drag act in town, as they battle rogue government agents and search for the missing scientist in an attempt to change the bartender back to normal.
The series addresses contentious issues such as coming out "straight" and the moral implications of changing a persons' sexual orientation by genetic manipulation.
The writer/producer behind the project is Craig Rossiter, who also wrote and produced Silver Stiletto, the very successful short film about an ex-SAS soldier turned vigilante drag queen which has won 4 awards and has screened at over 18 festivals world-wide.
At the creative helm is Scott Hamilton, an experienced television commercial director and short filmmaker and is joined by experienced Production Manager, Grace Julia, who works with Brisbane based production outfit, Blacklab.
The project was accepted as one of two TV projects accepted into the Development Program of QPIX, Queensland's Screen Resource Organisation, and received development support from Chris Fitchett, former CEO of the Australian Film Commission and producer/writer of A Heartbeat Away, and Mark Overett, producer of Iron Sky, under the program.
The team has launched a crowd funding campaign with IndieGoGo amidst rumours about the future of QPIX funding from the Queensland Government and Screen Australia.
To view the crowd funding page click here
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