DirectorSteve Antin Music directorChristophe Beck Duration CountryAustralia
Release date26 August 2010 (2010-08-26) SongsSomethings Got a Hold on Me CastCher (Tess), Christina Aguilera (Ali), Eric Dane (Markus), Cam Gigandet (Jack), Julianne Hough (Georgia), Alan Cumming (Alexis) Similar moviesFrozen, Birdman, Pitch Perfect 2, Aladdin, Tangled, The Nightmare Before Christmas
TaglineIt takes a legend... to make a star
Burlesque 2010 official film trailer
Burlesque is a 2010 drama film directed and written by Dominic Deacon and starring Haydn Evans, Christina Hallett and Poppy Cherry. The film was released on 26 August 2010 in Australia and won Best Australian Feature Film at the 2010 Sexy International Film Festival. This film was shot in Melbourne, Victoria.
Frank Bannister is about to have a very long night. A writer of violent horror stories, Frank is alone, depressed and one step from full blown alcoholism. Late one dark and stormy night his quiet hermit existence is disturbed when two eccentric exotic dancers arrive on his doorstep. Alternatively seductive and sinister the beautiful women promise to make all Frank's dreams come true. They prove to be as good as their word. Only problem is, Frank is a man with very dark dreams indeed.
Haydn Evans as Frank Bannister
Christina Hallett as Veronica
Poppy Cherry as Tammy
Virginia Bowers as Fiona
Dennis Kreusler as Richard
Mat Stevenson as Director
Mat Wearing as Security Guard
The soundtrack was composed by Evan "Moxie" Kitchener who also created the score for Deacons other 2 features Bad Habits and Only The Young Die Good. The score has been described as menacing.
"Downtown" (Written by Cash Savage) — Performed by Cash Savage and the Last Drinks
"For The Goodtimes" (Written by Cash Savage) — Performed by Cash Savage and The Last Drinks
"Love n'a Shovel" (Written by James and Matt Inabinet) — Performed by Brothers Grim and The Blue Murders
"Hard Time Killin' Floor" (Written by Skip James) — Performed by Brothers Grim and The Blue Murders
"Fade Out" (Written by Juke Baritone) — Performed by Juke Baritone
Mike Everleth of the Underground Film Journal said, "The title Burlesque refers to the alleged occupation of Tammy and Veronica, who claim to be dancers and which would potentially explain their odd garments when they visit Frank. While there’s not much actual burlesque action in the film, Deacon does employ a whole lot of seductive teasing, but just not in the way that may be expected."
Jeff Ritchie of ScaryMinds gave eight stars (out of ten) calling it, "Burlesque is a surreal nightmare that will have you clambering for more." Added: "Once again Dominic Deacon presents a slice of surrealistic horror that will have you questioning your own terms of reference."
Severed Cinema's Ray Casta gave four stars (out of five) and said, "Imagination can be a very powerful thing, and Dominic Deacon understands this notion perfectly".