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Friday, August 26, 2011

Critically-acclaimed Documentary "MAKE BELIEVE" on DVD September 20


The critically acclaimed feature documentary, Make Believe, will be released on DVD September 20, 2011. Winner of the prize for Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival, the DVD will be available at  Amazon, Netflix, local magic stores, and at  SRP is $20.00

A coming of age journey set in the quirky subculture of magic, Make Believe follows six of the world’s best young magicians as they pursue the title of Teen World Champion and take us on their personal journeys of transformation through magic. The film travels from back rooms of the world famous Magic Castle in the Hollywood Hills to the most important international magic competition, the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas, as the teens face the mounting pressure to win the competition and move to the next stages of their careers.

The DVD includes over an hour of bonus materials, including in-depth profiles of each of the film's subjects, a featurette of the Masters of Magic with Lance Burton, Neil Patrick Harris, and other magicians talking about the meaning and performance of their art, and ten learn-it-yourself tricks taught by the teen magicians featured in the film.

In addition the DVD will employ an innovative affiliate program that enables consumers and organizations of all types and sizes to generate immediate and recurring revenues by offering the DVD to their community through Facebook. By using specially-coded links and banners, all orders originating from Facebook are tracked and a pay out of 20% on each DVD order is fulfilled. It’s easy and quick to join by contacting

Director J. Clay Tweel follows six adolescent outsiders who all share an extraordinary passion:the art of magic. We meet Krystyn Lambert, a member of the Magic Castle, a classic beauty who hails from Malibu and seems to have it all but she just doesn’t fit in; Bill Koch, a 19 year old from Chicago who has no time for second best and has one last shot to win the title before he ages out; Hiroki Hara, who lives in a remote Japanese village where he practices magic 8 hours a day and dreams of performing around the world; Derek McKee, the youngest, a very serious 14 year old from Colorado who has found the one skill he has that makes people take notice is magic; and Siphiwe Fangase and Nkumbozo Nkonyana from Capetown, South Africa whose energy and excitement for the art is contagious to all. Along the way, Make Believe incorporates interviews with Neil Patrick Harris, Lance Burton and several magicians who share these teens' passion.

Directed by J. Clay Tweel. Produced by Steven Klein of Firefly: Theater & Films. Executive Produced by Ed Cunningham and Seth Gordon(Horrible Bosses and King of Kong:A Fistful of Quarters).

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