A FILM BY TODD FLAHERTY
Judy’s been described as many things: a free spirit, a day dreamer, a boy-crazy hot mess. But this is going to be the summer it all comes together for this ambitious, 30-something drag queen/cater-waiter and his best friend, Chrissy. That is, until Chrissy’s priorities suddenly shift, forcing a disillusioned Judy to examine his life and priorities as a queer artist, and rediscover himself in the process or risk becoming an irrelevant solo act, both onstage and off.
In this dark comedy, "Chrissy Judy" explores the universal pain of breaking up with your best friends and questions, "What do you do when your chosen family no longer chooses you?"
meet the team
Todd Flaherty is an actor, writer, and filmmaker. Since earning his BFA in Drama from NYU/Tisch, Todd has been working as an actor in the indie and off-Broadway theatre community developing and performing in new works that focus on untold multi-cultural queer experiences. In 2017, Todd premiered his work as a writer and filmmaker with his award winning web series "Undetectable" which explored the day-to-day world of a young man living with HIV. In 2020, at the height of the pandemic, Todd wrote and directed the short film, "Let's Meet Again at the End of the World", which he shot with his brother in Provincetown, MA. Since wrapping, Todd's first short has screened at several festivals and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime through Dekkoo. Chrissy Judy marks Todd's first feature.
Brendan Flaherty is a three-time Emmy Award winning contributor to the lighting team on Saturday Night Live. At the heart of "Chrissy Judy" is an immensely personal story about losing a best friend and discovering yourself in the process. Four very challenging years in the making, "Chrissy Judy" has come to life, thanks in large part to Brendan's sage advice to not wait until everything is perfect, but make the film with the resources at hand. With his help, a crew of three multi-talented creatives, a budget of only $20,000 and the generous community of supporters, Brendan is thrilled to present Chrissy Judy alongside his brother Todd. It's perfect in its imperfection, just like our Judy.