Alaska Is a Drug

2017, 89 min.

Alaska Is a Drug (2017)
Awards

2019
New Filmmakers Los Angeles Awards
Best Feature; Best Music Score for Maciej Zielinski

2017
Urbanworld Film Festival
Honorable Mention for “Exquisite Directing”

Chattanooga Shindig Film Festival
Winner Best Narrative Feature

Leeds Queer Festival
Audience Award

Production
Director Shaz Bennett
Screenplay Shaz Bennett
Cinematography Alison Kelly
Music Maciej Zielinski
Art Director Michael Fitzgerald
Producer Shaz Bennett, Jean-pierre Caner, Melanie Miller, Diane Becker
Cast
Leo Martin L. Washington Jr.
Tristen Maya Washington
Declan Matt Dallas
Kyle Christopher O’shea
Diego Jason Scott Lee
Jan Margaret Cho
George Kevin Daniels
Lucy Nia Peeples
Story
Tough, but diva fabulous, Leo, an aspiring drag superstar, is stuck working in a fish cannery in Alaska. He and his twin sister are trapped in the monotony of fist fights and fish guts. Out of necessity, Leo learned to fight back, which catches the attention of the local boxing coach. When a new boy moves to town and wants to be his sparring partner, Leo has to face the real reason he’s stuck in Alaska.