Experiencing Interruptions?

When Wigs Fly

An aging drag queen must decide whether to sabotage her protege or accept her inevitable fall from drag stardom.

  • Remy Cashman
    Dolly, The Therapy
  • Remy Cashman
    Harvey's Dream, The Therapy
  • Coral Brook Alderfer
  • Kali Moore
  • Kurt Koehler
    Key Cast
    "Miss Anthropy"
  • Peter Haston
    Key Cast
    "Kyle/Lois Commondenominator"
  • Dale Guy Madison
    Key Cast
  • Michael Rosner-Hyman
  • Alberto Achar
    Production Designer
  • Bennett Ryle
    Sound Design
  • Julie Brown
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama, LGBT
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 12, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital (Sony F55)
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Dodge College of Film and Media Arts Senior Thesis Screenings
    Orange, CA
    United States
    May 12, 2017
    Shortlist for Dodge College First Cut Screening
  • Outflix Film Festival
    Memphis, TN
    United States
    Official Selection
  • IndieFest Film Awards

    United States
    Award of Excellence - LGBT (Student)
  • Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival
    Palm Springs, CA
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Best Shorts Competition

    United States
    Award of Merit - LGBT (Student)
  • Irvine International Film Festival
    Irvine, CA
    United States
    Winner - Best College Short
Distribution Information
  • Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
    Country: United States
Director Biography - Remy Cashman

From the time Remy was a child, she loved movies--especially ones that were dark, crazy, loud, creepy, outrageous, weird, offensive, cult-status-attaining, experimental, and anything that pushed the boundaries of creativity and culture. Growing up with the films of Tim Burton, Stanley Kubrick, and John Waters, she wanted to join in on the fun. She has recently graduated from Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University with a B.F.A. in Film Production/Directing, aiming to shake things up a bit in the suburbs of Orange County and hoping to continue to enjoy making the best kind of modern art there is.

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

I'm always very drawn to stories about people who have difficulties finding acceptance, whether it is by other people or even by themselves. I wrote and directed this film not only because I'm passionate about providing a voice for the LGBTQ community, but because it's an everyman's story about accepting the inevitable and coming to terms with the fact that there is always going to be someone better than you at something. It's an idea that's very near and dear to my heart, and I feel honored to be able to tell a relatable story about a beautiful and complex group of people that is not often enough seen and heard in the media. Although I love the show, drag queens are more than what you see on RuPaul's Drag Race. The cast was entirely LGBTQ and many of them were professional drag queens, and the crew was made up of every kind of person you could imagine, but we all had one thing in common--to tell this story in the most funny and heartfelt way we possibly could so as to honor the ones it was about.

I am pleased to say that "When Wigs Fly" is currently being adapted into an animated series, co-written and created by myself and another excellent filmmaker that will help me continue this story even further. I will post further updates regarding production, as it is still in the writing stage at this point.