About this project
Drag queens are awesome. Cooking shows are awesome. Cooking with Drag Queens combines the two into a fabulous web series where you get to know your favorite queens better and introduces you to some fabulous new gals.
Hi I'm Fausto Fernos and I'm Marc Felion. Together we host Feast of Fun, one of iTunes top podcasts. For the past decade we've interviewed many of the world's most beloved drag queens and introduced you to some fabulous new talent.
One of our popular video projects is Cooking with Drag Queens, where we ki-ki in the kitchen with our favorite squirrelfriends.
We are livng in a golden age of drag. Thanks to the success of RuPaul’s Drag Race, the greatest TV show ever, people have developed a huge appetite for drag, and the people are hungry for more.
You gotta feed the people! The people need to eat!
So it’s time to turn up the heat and make it sizzle. Together with Mike Malarkey from Second City and I.O., well known for their hilarious comedy videos, we want to turn cooking with drag queens into a full on web series eggs-travaganzza.
We’ll need the following ingredients:
- A professional multi-camera crew.
- Lighting & Sound technicians.
- Video editors and direction.
- Food to prepare. (Frosting ain’t cheap!)
- Travel and Accommodation costs.
DIXIE: And lots of liquid eyeliner!
You’ll get to really know your favorite drag queens as we take you into their world and bring them into our kitchen.
We’d love to feature some delicious new talent in a ways you haven't seen before. Cooking with Drag Queens brings the cameras out of the bars and into the kitchen in a non-competitive atmosphere.
But just because it's noncompetitive doesn't mean we won't be bruising a few egos. After all you need a tenderize the meat a bit in order to bring out the flavor.
Sometimes you have to crack a few eggs to make a fabulous frittata.
Drag queens will be the inspiration for the recipes. We’ll add a tasty twist to the classics, combining new cultures and flavors in exciting ways. We think you’ll love the new series, but you don’t have to take our word for it- watch for yourself, check out the amazing testimonial video above.
If you’d like to see more programming with your favorite queens, this is the way.
Our goal is $12,000 to produce Season One with at least 10 drag queens, but if we go over our target, we’ll add even more episodes with more gals.
MARC: Give me more! More!
Give big to support the project and you’ll get great rewards: Cooking with Drag Queens aprons, oven mitts, chef hats, t-shirts and more.
BECOME A PRODUCER: Get your favorite recipe prepared with your favorite drag queen. We’ll even come to your house and make dinner for you and your friends, in drag! For the lucky person who helps make it happen, we’ll invite you to be on the show! I hope you look pretty in a dress.
With your support, Cooking with Drag Queens will be a community funded, broadcast quality program. Every show will be free to watch online, to anyone around the world.
We’ll introduce so many new and amazing gals to the world. The drag queens deserve it, and so do you.
Please share this video with your friends, blog about it, or send in your own testimonial video in drag.
Risks and challenges
The answer to all of life’s challenges is always the same - more drag! A little bit of lipstick and a lace front wig can go a long way.
But, in addition to that, there’s a lot key ingredients you have to put together to make a cooking show work: testing recipes; interviewing, selecting and scheduling the guests; and delivering the series in a regular and timely manner..
Since 2005, we’ve had the pleasure of interviewing the world’s top drag queens and introduced fabulous new talent on our award winning podcast, Feast of Fun. We recently recorded our milestone 2000th podcast so you know we have the drive and determination to put all the pieces together and carry through on our promise to create a fantastic web series.
Thankfully, we aren’t doing this project alone. We are teaming up with Mike Malarkey from Second City and iO who has a proven track record of producing/directing independent film and web series. We also have a local team of creative folks who have extensive experience in television production who are willing to help us make the the web series a reality.
Lastly, the hosts Fausto Fernos and Marc Felion have a long history working with food. Marc Felion has twenty years of experience working in the restaurant industry, and has done everything from washing dishes to managing a kitchen and developing menu items.
Fausto Fernos was home schooled at the age of ten and took confectionary arts classes at his local college. He was featured in El Nuevo Dia in an article called “Cocinerito En Su Casa”
He continued his passion working for food as a chef at For Ray’s Restaurant and Laurel House in Austin Texas. In 1997 he collaborated on a musical title “Food” that parodied Martha Stewart in an updated version of Hansel and Gretel.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
All episodes will be posted on YouTube and as a HD podcast download for donors who pledge $40 or more. We'll be sending announcements when the series gets funded and aim to have the shows start in mid to late October of 2014.
We want auditions to be easy and simple. Just made a short (1-4 minute) testimonial video of you in drag and upload it to YouTube then email it to us: email@example.com
We'll definitetly use it to help us raise funds for Season One (and future seasons) and we'll be posting it on our site's blog. Impress us with a good story about food, why you dress up in drag, your life, your family, share a recipe. Anything! Make it impossible for us to say no to you. We have a limited number of guests we can bring into town, since our budget is small, but if we are able to raise over the $12,000 goal, it gives us the possibility to cast more outside of Chicago.
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