Want to join the splashiest party under the sea, from the comfort of your own home? The Bubble Ball is the place for you! Our energetic event features sing-alongs, dance parties, a film sneak peek, raffles, and live performances from the best in the industry!
Dress up to join in the fun in your best mermaid, nautical or ocean inspired ensemble. Grab your favorite yummy snacks and drinks, and get ready for an evening like no other!
A working-class fable about a biker, a mermaid and three shades of blue
This independent film stars Jena Malone (Donnie Darko, the Hunger Games, Saved) and Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black, American Gods) and was filmed on location in the Pacific Northwest, and at the Dive Bar in downtown Sacramento.
Join us for an exclusive sneak peak at the Lorelei scenes that feature mermaiding and the Dive Bar. We’ll screen a clip of the film followed by a Q&A between Mermaid Rachel and Writer/Director Sabrina Doyle. They’ll discuss their collaboration in designing the Lorelei underwater sequences and mermaid performances, as well as their creative inspirations and all the challenges involved in bringing mermaiding to the big screen.
Wayland (Pablo Schreiber) has been in prison for 15 years for armed robbery. Upon his release, he returns to his blue-collar hometown and inadvertently reconnects with his high school girlfriend Dolores (Jena Malone), now a single mother struggling to support her three kids, who are all named after different shades of blue. Soon after their reunion, Wayland moves in with the chaotic family and becomes a reluctant yet much-needed father figure. Struggling to pay the bills, Wayland finds himself drawn back to his old ways as Dolores yearns for her pre-motherhood dream of becoming a professional swimmer. The final scenes of the film were filmed in Sacramento’s very own Dive Bar and feature the Dive Bar’s head mermaid, Rachel, as well as Jena Malone delivering an incredible underwater performance as the eponymous mermaid, Lorelei.
Lorelei was an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. It won the Jury Prize at the Deauville American Film Festival and the Jordan Ressler First Feature Award at the Miami Film Festival. It’ll be released theatrically and on VOD later this Summer. Follow @loreleimovie on Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date.
Sabrina is a writer and director based between Los Angeles and London. Her feature directing debut, Lorelei, starring Pablo Schreiber and Jena Malone, was an Official Selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. It won the Jury Prize at the 2020 Deauville American Film Festival and the Jordan Ressler First Feature Award at the 2021 Miami Film Festival. The film will be released theatrically and on VOD by Vertical Entertainment in the US in Summer 2021.
For more of Sabrina's Work, visit her website
We are honored to have Medusirena as our Headlining Performer for the Bubble Ball once again! She will be sharing a never-before seen swimshow experience, in her own special style. It's always a blast when this gorgeous fish swims our way. Join her for a Q and A session after her swim show screening.
Medusirina's talent's range from Subaquatic (Mermaid & AquaBurlesque) swim shows, to percussive performances by way of Taiko Drums, Tiki styled variety acts, fire acts and some very questionable paintings. She says she needs her head examined, but that's in our favor as she does it to entertain!
A trailblazer in the field of "Mermaid Performances", she's most famous for her nearly 15 years as the official Mermaid at The Wreck Bar, where she created its numerous swim shows both with tails and with dance ensembles. MeduSirena is also well recognized by the Tiki Community, working as a Poly Pop entertainment fixture at tiki events all through the United States. She's a founding member of Japanese drumming/ Taiko Troupe 'Ronin Taiko', along with her husband Roy Anderson, and their son, Raiden. Together, they create a unique percussive family business. A twisted sense of humor rounds it all out with her work as an emcee and a dancer! A colossal ham- she loves to perform. She REALLY loves it. Seriously <3
Support Medusirena on her Patreon Here
Mermaid will perform a live song, which will be followed by a Q and A session during our Bubble Ball performances. These sirens are both lilting and powerful, and sure to crash your heart against the rocks.
Duo Candace Quarrels and Brittany Campbell met while both starring in “Hamilton: An American Musical” where they soon discovered a similar love for genre bending music, and their similar vocal intonation. From there, the two fell in love, began to collaborate musically and Mermaid was born.
Weaving together soul and R&B with strong elements of folk, Mermaid takes listeners on a away on a wave of emotion and warm harmonies. Find their singles "Find Me" and "Dreamer" on all major music streaming platforms, and keep an eye open for visuals and an upcoming Album in 2022!
Listen to Mermaid here
The Mermates are joining the Bubble Ball all the way from Belgium! They will perform a choreographed dance in tail, and follow up with a short chat. We love our international merfriends from our 'sister' convention!
The Mermates are a collective of 5 professional Mermaid performers, based in Europe, founded back in 2016. Mermaid Celine, Evi, Lexie, Lieke & Naomi all met through their mutual love for mermaiding and decided to join forces and are available for bookings worldwide.
In 2018 they decided to organize and host their very first International Mermates Convention at Todi Dive Center, where all Merfolk are welcome and invited to meet others, share experiences, follow workshops, dance their tails of during the Merfolk Ball, get to swim at Todi and overall have a great time doing what they love.
Find out more about the Mermates and their convention here
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