ALASKA IS A DRAG -- Feature Film

Honorable Mention for "Exquisite Directing, outstanding Ensemble Cast and Cinematography" -- Urbanworld Film Festival


Winner Best Narrative Feature -- Chattanooga Film Festival Shindig


Audience Award Best Narrative -- Leeds Film Festival


 "In her enchanting feature debut writer/director Shaz Bennett spares no punches in showing how brutal and isolated Alaska can be especially if you are anything different than the norm." -- Queerguru


 "Every film festival has a few hidden gems, and the most notable one at PFF (Philadelphia Intl. Film Festival this year was ALASKA IS A DRAG, a winning drama directed by Shaz Bennett... it's going to be compared to MOONLIGHT, for obvious reasons. But ALASKA IS A DRAG is a fine, enjoyable achievement in its own right." -- Steven Silver / Today Philadelphia


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 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.


Shaz's debut feature film ALASKA IS A DRAG in festivals now -- written & directed by Shaz Bennett, starring Martin L. Washington Jr, Maya Washington, Matt Dallas, Christopher O'Shea, Jason Scott Lee, Margaret Cho, John Fleck, Kevin Daniels, Nia Peeples, Adam Tomei.


ALASKA IS A DRAG short film Trailer

Short Film was made through the AFI Directing Workshop for Women.

Leo stands out in a crowd. That’s not always a good thing working in a fish cannery in Alaska. His dreams of leaving this small town are hard fought, until a new boy moves to town and sees him for who he really is – an international superstar. 

Written and Directed by Shaz Bennett


Shaz finally found the top of a circle in this visual poem - exploring the cycle of life and death--and bacon bits.


Written and Directed by Shaz Bennett


Izzy is bringing Salvador home to meet the family, along the way, they discuss their future.


Written and Starring Shaz Bennett




Shaz is afraid of tunnels, what are you afraid of?


Written and Directed by Shaz Bennett


Traditionally made with Gin, the Vodka Martini is very popular as well. Two bartendresses enhance and improve the ever-popular Martini with their own uniquely fulfilling ingredient.


Written by Shaz Bennett