Tempest Storm: Burlesque Queen

Tempest Storm: Burlesque Queen

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Session Note

Tempest Storm is the undisputed Queen of Burlesque, she was mistress to Elvis and JFK, a friend to Bettie Paige, and recorded an album with Jack White. This documentary bares all as one of America's greatest sex icons takes us into her private life.

PITCHING TEAM:

Nimisha Mukerji
Nimisha Mukerji is an award-winning director whose debut feature 65_RedRoses was one of the first official selections for Oprah Winfrey's Documentary Club on OWN US. The New York Times hailed the film as "illuminating an affecting, unnerving portrait of one family's encounter with the harshest of realities." It went on to win top prizes at the Hot Docs International Film Festival (the Don Haig Award), Arizona International Film Festival (Best Documentary), Omaha International Film Festival (Audience Award Best Documentary), Mendocino International Film Festival (Audience & Emerging Filmmaker Award) and the Vancouver International Film Festival (Audience Award Best Canadian Film & Best Documentary). At the 2010 Banff World Television Awards 65_RedRoses won Best Canadian Program following its broadcast premiere on CBC's The Passionate Eye.
For her work on the film Nimisha was awarded the 2009 Artistic Merit Award from Women in Film Vancouver as well as garnering a 2010 Gemini nomination for Best Direction in a Documentary Program. Her documentary short The Coconut won Omni's Cultural Diversity Award and Super Channel's 2010 Documentary Award. Nimisha's narrative short films have screened internationally and The Arrival Hour won the Audience Award for TIFF's 2012 Emerging Filmmaker's Competition. Her new narrative short, In The Deep, was produced for Crazy 8s 2013. In addition to directing for National Geographic, Nimisha recently completed her feature documentary Blood Relative, which aired on the Knowledge Network and won Audience Awards at VIFF '12 and SAIFF NYC '12. The film was also officially selected to screen in competition at the 2013 Hot Docs International Film Festival. Nimisha is an alumnus of the CTV National Fellowship Program ('10) as well as TIFF's Talent Lab ('11).

Kaitlyn Regehr
Kaitlyn is currently a PhD candidate in performance and women's sexuality at King's College London. She is internationally published, continues to give talks and teach workshops about the history of sexuality and is called upon as an expert by numerous media outlets throughout Europe and Canada. Kaitlyn is also the Burlesque Expert and Co-host of the popular Slice Network television series Re-Vamped, which now airs in the UK. She is the founder and executive director of vintage pin-up calendar "Pink Ribbon Pin-Ups" for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. This calendar, which allows women to explore their femininity post-mastectomy, was sold nationally in over 200 Safeways, raising a quarter of a million for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation this year. Kaitlyn's background includes training in Moscow at the Moscow Art Theater and in Russian physical theater at Harvard University. Kaitlyn has a joint Master's Degree from Britain's world-renowned Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) and King's College London.