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Stephen KnightBy Stephen Knight
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Stephen KnightBy Stephen Knight
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$501
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7
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, April 2 2012 1:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Secrets of Atlantis -- a live magical stage show where the audience embarks on a thrilling journey of imagination and wonder. Artifacts from the ancient continent of Atlantis reveal amazing properties as objects and humans appear, disappear, float in midair, and change places in the blink of an eye. Beings from a lost world challenge the magician to a series of tests proving his worthiness to control their ancient mysteries. 

What's the Goal of this Project?

The funds raised in this Kickstarter campaign will enable the production of a 30-minute showcase performance (approx. 1/3 of the full show) of Secrets of Atlantis. This showcase will be performed in front of a live audience in Columbus, OH in July 2012. It will be professionally filmed to use as a promotional tool to enable the launch of the full show which will cost approximately $300,000.

What Makes Secrets of Atlantis Unique?

Secrets has elements that no other magic show has - it's not based around a magician and his repertoire of tricks; instead all the large illusions and interactive segments fall into a storyline, and the illusions are presented as mysterious artifacts from another world. As a bonus, there are no boring card tricks (whew)! It's designed to feel like an action/adventure movie, not a traditional magic show.

Where will the full show play?

While Secrets could succeed in a variety of locations, our target is, appropriately, the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas. This resort caters to the audience that would be most interested in seeingthis show. We have approached the resort's management with the concept, and they have invited us to make a further pitch this Fall as they plan their 2013 events. 

Another possibility is for Secrets to be produced in a tourist destination inside the United States, with Myrtle Beach, SC being a top target. Other options include Atlantic City, Virginia Beach, or mounting a touring production.

Why should I be part of this Project?

The fact that you've read this far shows you're interested in this concept. You're a Kickstarter, a generous person who enjoys helping others achieve their dreams. There are great rewards for your help, including a rare opportunity to pull back the shroud of mystery that surrounds the art of magic. Get a backstage look at the production process as we bring this showcase together. A DVD copy of the complete Secrets of Atlantis showcase performance will also be available. And of course, you'll always have the interesting water cooler topic of how you invested in a successful magic show.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Peek behind the curtain as we uncover the Secrets! Receive access to biweekly online video updates documenting the ongoing production of the show. From concept room to rehearsal studio to backstage, this is the "making of" Secrets of Atlantis. (*Please note - no illusionary technique will be exposed in these videos; i.e., I'm not giving away how any tricks are done!)

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    Behind the scenes access plus a DVD copy of the Secrets of Atlantis showcase.

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    All of the above plus your DVD will also include 30+ minutes of performance footage from the 2011 edition of Stephen Knight's "Magic of the Night" Halloween illusion show.

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    All of the above plus two tickets to the Secrets of Atlantis showcase performance to be held in Columbus, OH in mid-July (travel and accommodations not included).

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    All of the above plus four tickets to the Secrets of Atlantis showcase performance to be held in Columbus, OH in mid-July (travel and accommodations not included).

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    All of the above plus a meet and greet and backstage tour following the Secrets of Atlantis showcase in Columbus, OH (travel & accommodations not provided).

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    My team and I will travel to your location to present our full stage illusion show of your choice - either the entire "Magic of the Night" show or our standard illusion show including any existing "Secrets of Atlantis" material.

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Funding period

- (30 days)