Project Peppermint

    Project Peppermint is a documentary about the life of the remarkable New York City drag-queen legend, Peppermint. The film will address topics such as fame, gender and identity, searching for an answer to the question "can a trans woman be a drag queen?"

    The film is still in production and we can't finish it without your support.

    Click the link below to support us and help us finish the film.

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    What is Project Peppermint?




    "Project Peppermint" is the working title of the documentary about the life of the remarkable New York City drag legend, Peppermint. The audience will be taken on a journey through her transition while she rises as an international star on VH1's RuPaul's Drag Race. The film will address topics such as fame, gender and identity, searching for an answer to the question "can a trans woman be a drag queen?"









  • Help Us Finish The Film

    We have been fortunate enough to document Pep's struggles and triumphs from before she found international acclaim on Rupaul's Drag Race. Over the past year, we filmed over 100 hours of footage and interviews with Peppermint, her close friends and celebrities such as Lavern Cox, Cazwell, Trace Lysette ("Transparent"), Bob The Drag Queen, and others. We spent countless hours with her as she traveled across the country, filming her everyday interactions that form a full picture of the life of Peppermint interacting with her fans, her doctors, and the people who know her best.


    We need your money to finish this documentary, or as Peppermint would say "put that dolla in my titty."


    The project has been self-financed from the moment we started filming. We were really passionate about telling this story, and couldn't waste any time finding financing without missing out on filming crucial events. For the sake of keeping the documentary as true to reality as possible, we refused any financial donations from Peppermint herself.


    We now find ourselves at the most critical time of the production, collecting the final stories needed to finish the film. In this last stretch of shooting, we need your help to capture those scenes and interviews that are absolutely necessary to properly tell Peppermint's story and edit them to showcase her incredible journey.


    Once filmed, all the footage will need to go through the costly post production phase (editing) in order to finalize the film and distribute it worldwide.


    These last steps are going to be very costly, and although we have self-financed the project up to this point, we will not be able to complete the film without your support.


  • The Team

    Oriel Pe'er

    Director, Cinematographer

    Oriel is a New York-based filmmaker and photographer whose work has been published on TIME magazine, Resource Magazine, The Huffington Post and NOWNESS.

    Oriel worked on castings for A&E Network, MTV, Bravo, Lifetime and TLC and served as the resident filmmaker & visual artist for the world-renowned dance company Pilobolus. He directed commercials for the clothing company NASTY PIG as well as short films for ARTNET. He photographed Glenn Close, Anthony Bordain, Willem Dafoe, Tippy Hedren and others for The Modern School of Film.


    Marsin Mogielski

    Marsin Mogielski / Assistant Director, Cinematographer

    Marsin is a photographer, filmmaker and the creative director of Social Life Magazine. His film highlights include 'The Making of 2015 Spring Collection' short film for b michael America’s runway show at Lincoln Center as well as the music video tribute to George Michael, Too Funky (ft Ari Gold & the cast of Rupaul's Drag Race season 9).


    Michael Bukur

    Production Coordinator, Social Media

    Michael is an NYU junior student Media, Culture, and Communication. Originally from Crown Point, Indiana, Michael has interests in the entertainment industry as well as the non-profit sector. He currently works on the Runner Services team at New York Road Runners where he combines his passions for running and people to engage with runners and provide a positive experience.

    Mel Hudson

    Production Assistant

    Mel is a multimedia producer from Detroit, Michigan working in New York City. She studied Media, Graphic Printing Sciences and Textiles at Western Michigan University. She is interested in sociology and the arts and hopes to continue producing projects that drive inter-sectional and progressive social conversation. Mel is currently working in media production at Art + Commerce.