The Looking Glass Revue, a Classic Burlesque Troupe based out of the Lehigh Valley, PA can now include filmmakers to their already impressive resumes. The short film is set to premiere at The Cannes Film Festival on May 25, 2017, at the Palais des Festivals. Kate Elfatah, (Director and Producer), Mika Romantic (Star and Artistic Director) and Gracie Thorpe/Grainne Images (Director of Photography and Producer) will represent the film at the Festival.
With its humble beginnings in the basement bar of a local restaurant, the little show that could now enjoy modest success as the only professional Burlesque in the area. The troupe was filmed over the last year by their resident photographer, Gracie Thorpe /Grainne Images. The short film exposes raw, behind the scenes conflicts and the hard work and dedication it takes to create live adult entertainment in an oversaturated market.
Small Town Diamonds is a 25-minute short film documentary that explores the mysterious world of the Burlesque Troupe. The film seeks to examine why this group of performers dedicate their time to an art form that supplies little in the way of financial prosperity and artistic visibility.
The film stars award-winning international burlesque performer and pin-up model, Mika Romantic. When not at the helm as Artistic Director of the troupe, Romantic pursues her passion as a full-time Burlesque Performer. Mika has performed at some of the hottest venues and festival in the world including The London Burlesque Festival, The New Orleans Burlesque Festival, and Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender. Mika’s knowledge and tenure in the burlesque world and her vintage artistic vision plays an integral part in the troupe’s success.
Executive Producer of Small Town Diamonds, Kate Elfatah makes her directorial debut with the short film documentary. By day this serial entrepreneur is the owner of the Digital Marketing firm, HOM Consulting. She has been Executive Producing The Looking Glass Revue Troupe for over 4 years making sure to play on the vintage aspect of Burlesque and old Hollywood starlets and has been unstoppable ever since. As their local shows grew in popularity, so did Kate’s passion for producing and delivering quality adult entertainment to the community. Small Town Diamonds is a glimpse into this world and the business of Burlesque.
The film also stars, resident performers, Ruby Von Vanity and Daisy Noir who are featured as the core members of the troupe and have performed with The Looking Glass Revue since its early inception. Rounding out the cast is the host and funny man, Jayson Simpson and Sound Engineer, Alex Di Anna.
May 25, 2017 at 5:30pm
Small Town Diamonds Trailer & Website: http://thelookingglassrevue.com/small-town-diamonds-documentary
Interviews with Mika Romantic, and Kate Elfatah are available upon request pending their availability.