Step into the world of Magick Balay, a magician since age 14, and a man with a passion for bringing amazement into people's lives.
A MAN NAMED MAGICK is a 12 minute documentary short that provides a glimpse into the world of Magick Balay. A professional magician since age 14, Magick is a man with a passion for bringing amazement into people's lives. Throughout the film Magick describes his philosophy on life, the theories behind his magical techniques, and the origins of his unusual name.
We met Magick in 2009 at Fantasma Magic, a shop he manages in midtown Manhattan, and have filmed scenes with him at home and at work over the past year and a half. We think he's an amazing documentary character. He's an extraordinarily talented magician, a charismatic and charming guy who has found the thing he loves most in the world and has dedicated his life to it, a man who has been clever enough to forge his own identity and find a place for himself in the small and tight-knit community of professional magicians. We've tried to make our film a simple portrait of a unique individual who we respect. It's not intended to be some kind of earth-shattering social issue documentary. It's just a small and enjoyable film that we hope will make you smile.
A MAN NAMED MAGICK is fully shot and edited, and will be screened at film festivals throughout 2011. But before we can show it anywhere, we need to raise funds to complete the post-production process:
- Licensing archival footage and music
- Color correction
- Sound edit & mix
- HDCAM output
Your contribution will help us get our film out into the world. We can't do it without you. Thanks for your support!
Note On Bonus Films:
DVD and BLU-RAY copies of A MAN NAMED MAGICK (available for a pledges of $50 and higher, see rewards in right column) will include the following bonus films:
REPUBLICAN DAD (Dir. Robert Hatch-Miller, 35 mins) - Robert takes a documentary look at his conservative father’s run for Congress and ends up making a loving film about father/son relationships.
TEACHER (Dir. Joaquin Perez, 29 mins) - Joaquin's personal documentary on growing up with an English teacher for a father and discovering what he has truly learned from his old man.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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"Special Thanks" on the A MAN NAMED MAGICK website.
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Digital download of A MAN NAMED MAGICK and "Special Thanks" on the website.
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DVD of A MAN NAMED MAGICK (with bonus films REPUBLICAN DAD by Robert Hatch-Miller and TEACHER by Joaquin Perez) and "Special Thanks" on the website.
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BLU-RAY of A MAN NAMED MAGICK (with bonus films) and "Special Thanks" on the website.
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"Special Thanks" in the film's credits, your choice of a BLU-RAY or DVD of A MAN NAMED MAGICK (with bonus films), plus an autographed copy of Magick Balay's FOUR QUARTERS magic instructional DVD.
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"Executive Producer" credit, plus your choice of a BLU-RAY or DVD of A MAN NAMED MAGICK (with bonus films), and an autographed copy of Magic Balay's FOUR QUARTERS magic instructional DVD.
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