I'm a sucker for magic, I freakin' love the stuff. I enjoy catching a magic show when ever the opportunity presents itself. It's amazing what these talented magicians can do. Unfortunately, I've never been able to do it myself. I've tried! But I don't have that whole sleight of Hand thing going for me.
This fantastic looking documentary called Make Believe follows six teenage kids who are aspiring magicians, who are really good at it, as they make their way to a competition in Las Vegas. This kind of stuff just amazes me. I can't wait to check out this doc.
n Make Believe, director J. Clay Tweel follows six adolescent outsiders who all share an extraordinary passion: the art of magic. Armed with great skill and a dazzling array of illusions, these teenagers embark from the varied hometowns of Malibu, California; Chicago, Illinois; Capetown, South Africa; Littleton, Colorado; and Kitayama, Japan to attend the annual World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas, where they each hope to be named Teen World Champion by master magician Lance Burton. The film's six subjects are remarkably assured and dedicated entertainers. Offstage, however, they face the diverse obstacles of adolescence: loneliness, high parental expectations, the pressures of impending stardom, abject poverty, and the deep desire to fit in. With great humor, honesty, and heart, Make Believe reveals an enduring world that audiences know little about while it also explores a time of life no one ever forgets.
The movie will come out on May 1st, watch the trailer for the doc below and tell us what you think.