Award-winning fiction and documentary director, filmmaker, creative producer, videographer, photographer, visual artist AND documentarian, Patricia Chica is at it again!
Chica’s short films are presented at film festivals around the world. She has experience working on a wide variety of projects (docu-drama, reality-based television series, music videos, fiction short films and glamour photography) and her credits include works for MTV USA, Oxygen, Bravo!, Showcase, National Geographic, Travel Channel, CBS and Sony Music (among others).
She debuted her first feature rockumentary in 2008 ROCKABILLY 514 and we are waiting with baited breath for what is sure to be it’s delectable side dish: Burlesque Stories.
DD: Do you remember the first Burlesque show you ever attended?
PC: First Burlesque show Blue Light Burlesque at Club Soda, Second: Diary of a Lost Circus at Petit Campus
DD: Oh… I remember you coming to the Diary Of A Lost Circus show…
Sauci Calla Horra & Patricia Chica
What was your impression?
PC: WOW! I can do a film about this and these people!
DD: How many cities/states/countries do you plan to shoot in? Is there there a target date for the release of the film?s there there a target date for the release of the film?
PC: The series project is still in development. We will know by year’s end where we will be shooting and when.
Locations I want to shoot at: New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Vancouver, London, Paris and of course… my lovely Montreal!
DD: What is the most interesting thing you have learned about Burlesque since you started filming?
PC: I have learned a lot and I’m still learning. It’s all about self-confidence, self-expression and attitude. The burlesque crowds are integral parts of the show. It’s addictive. It’s a way of seeing the world. It’s totally a lifestyle!
An ECHO MEDIA – KELEN CONTENT production.
Created by PATRICIA CHICA and TANYA KELEN.
Directed by PATRICIA CHICA.
“A glimpse into the fabulous world of burlesque”.
A provocative docu-soap.
Slated for production in 2011.
Special thanks to the Toronto Burlesque Festival
Music by Alistair Christl
“As a filmmaker, I like to explore themes of self-expression and diversity in my films and Burlesques allows me to really do that because Burlesque is the essence of expression!
You can be creative with your body, mind and soul when you do a burlesque performance; all of these things are totally in synch with each other.
But the burlesque I like the most is the one that goes beyond the simple stage performance; it is the one that you use as a tool to change mentalities and challenge the status quo!”
- Patricia Chica