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Project of the Day: ‘Dealt’

Project of the Day: 'Dealt'

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Tweetable Logline: The world’s greatest card magician is completely blind.

Elevator Pitch: “Dealt” is a feature documentary about the world’s greatest card magician…and he is COMPLETELY BLIND. His name is Richard Turner, and his story is too incredible for fiction. Tracing all the way back to Richard’s childhood as he struggled with losing his vision, to his discovery of magic and being mentored by Dai Vernon–known as “the only man to fool Houdini”–this film will explores Richard’s seemingly impossibly journey of overcoming obstacles and the relentless dedication it took to achieve his dream.

Production Team: 
Luke Korem – Director / Writer / Producer
Bradley Jackson – Writer / Producer
Russell Groves – Producer
Andrew Lee – Producer

About the film: I was instantly drawn to this story because I grew up with magic. My dad performed professionally for many years and wrote books on the subject. I too performed magic up until my early teens- when I caught the filmmaking bug. Richard’s colorful, often bizarre and always entertaining life is one a filmmaker could only dream to script, but this is not a story of fiction. Richard’s life is more amazing than any magic trick. He is the most inspiring and entertaining person I’ve ever met.

Current Status: In production for one year and nearing post, fundraising on Indiegogo to help us finish the film.

For more information and to support this project: Indiegogo Page

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