Watch: A Trailer for Young Magician's Documentary 'The Magic Life'
If you're looking for a solid documentary that might inspire some more dedication into your most cherished and possibly lucrative hobbies, check out Make Believe, a coming of age journey set in the subculture of magic that follows six of the world's best young magicians as they battle for the title of Teen World Champion. However, while the documentary focuses on some young kids following their dream, it's moreso about the competition and lead-up to their performance. Now a new documentary, The Magic Life, is set in the same world but is mostly about following the dreams of magicians to make a career out of their tricks.
Here's the first trailer for Nelson Cheng's documentary The Magic Life, found via Film School Rejects:
The Magic Life follows a 17-year old kid named Yang Yang attending a Beijing magic school, a 25-year old magic man performing on Hollywood Boulevard, and a 32-year old man with an MBA who flat out quits his job in order to perfect his craft for a career in magic, something many seem to scoff at. Can they pull off the biggest trick of their lives and become working magicians? It looks like quite an inspiring documentary, even if it doesn't look like the most polished film, but since it's from an up and coming filmmaker, I suppose we can cut him some slack on this venture. The film played at the 2012 Nashville Film Festival earlier his year, and you can find more information at the film's official website right here. Pretty good, right?