Welcome to Burlesque Fairytales, a night of revelation at the Chapel Theatre.'
At least that's what it says on the flyer. But this 1930s fashionable London audience are in for a surprise. Things are not what they seem at The Chapel Theatre and soon it dawns on them that this is no ordinary night out. For a start they can't remember how they got there, now that they've arrived, the doors to the theatre are bolted shut, they are trapped inside. As the film progresses in real time, the stage play hosts five fairytales. In these tales a mixture of theatre, film and animation create a fantastical story telling experience. But time is short, the moment of truth is coming and the audience have just one last chance to save themselves.
This award winning debut feature film by writer director Susan Luciani stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness) Jim Carter (Golden Compass) Lindsay Duncan (Rome) Stephen Campbell Moore (History Boys) Barbara Flynn (Miss Potter) and Esme Bianco (Game of Thrones).
Burlesque Fairytales is a truly independent film, 250 artists and technicians donated their time and talents to create it. By streaming from this official site you are directly supporting them. A download option will be available in a few weeks, if you don't want to wait you can stream the film by clicking on WATCH NOW.
BURLESQUE FAIRYTALES awarded Best Cinematography at Seattle True
Independent Film Festival. "Burlesque Fairytales is a very beautifully shot movie
with incredibly engaging cinematography."
“BURLESQUE FAIRYTALES is a truly fabulous film.” Toronto FeFF International
"We enjoyed BURLESQUE FAIRYTALES. It is a well acted film and beautifully shot."
"Susan Luciani is an inventive and imaginative writer, very cinematic. Her work is
incredibly vivid and gothic with a haunting quality throughout, giving it a very distinctive
feel." Film Four.
DID YOU KNOW...
- This independent film was shot in just 19 days, on 9 sets at Pinewood and Shepperton studios and in 7 locations, including Hastings beach, Death's hot house, a crypt and a haunted church.
- The film's micro budget would have been 10 000 guineas, 5 shillings and six pence in old money in the 1930's when the film is set.
-After a week shooting at Shepperton Studios Producer Lindsay McFarlane and Director Susan Luciani were en route to the central London film lab when they were pulled over by the police and searched under anti-terrorism laws. All the police found in the van was a large Neptune mask, bags of fake snow and a defiant director holding onto undeveloped rushes vowing she'd rather be arrested than open up the cans!