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The Making of Panthera from Renee Mao on Vimeo.

The Making of Panthera is a character-driven documentary short about 25-year-old Brooklyn-based drag queen Panthera Lush, whose awe-inspiring creations are the product of hundreds of painstaking hours spent at the sewing machine. With her inventive, couture-worthy looks, Panthera elevates drag to the status of fine art. Weaving cinéma vérité and choreographed drama, this documentary short invites you to gallivant around Panthera's Brooklyn — in her dressing room, backstage, and at a 2 a.m. diner run with friends. Somewhere along the way, we learn just what it is about drag that has captivated today's culture.

CREDITS:

Directors | Renee Mao & Savannah O'Leary
Producer | Kieran Altmann
Cinematographer | Shannon Palmer
Editor | Savannah O'Leary