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Desperate Acts of Magic -- Bored with his life as a computer programmer, Jason (Joe Tyler Gold) dreams of becoming a professional magician.Stacy (Valerie Dillman) achieved that dream, only to be spit out by the male-dominated magic establishment, leaving her to fend for herself on

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Directors:
Tammy Caplan (co-director)
Joe Tyler Gold (co-director)
Writer:
Joe Tyler Gold (writer)
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Joe Tyler Gold ... Jason Kant

Valerie Dillman ... Stacy Dietz

Jonathan Levit ... Steve Kramer

Sascha Alexander ... Ellen Taylor

John Getz ... Don Tarzia

Stephen Wastell ... The Raven
William Salyers ... Lou

Jordi Caballero ... Arnie Deal
Hiawatha Johnson Jr. ... Jack
Tammy Caplan ... Brenda

Cameron Sanders ... Skip

Rob Zabrecky ... Geoff

Felix Ryan ... Randy

Melanie Merkosky ... Peggy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jethro T. Alcuaz ... Card Manipulator
John Altpeter ... Magic Shop Worker #2
Jason Anderson ... Gala Audience
David Ankenbauer ... Steve's Audience
Steve Ankenbauer ... Steve's audience
Nima Azizi ... Gala Audience
Paul Michael Bair ... Gala Audience
Magick Balay ... Convention Magician

Taylor Baugh ... Gala Audience
Branden Anthony Bayless ... Farmer's Market Spectator #3

Rusty Beaman ... Contest Audience (as Russell Beaman)

Russell Becker ... Bar Magician #3
Fatimah Bey ... Gala Audience
Brooke Billingsley ... Steve's audience
Alex Bistrevsky ... Palindrome #1

Dmitrious Bistrevsky ... Palindrome #2
Victoria Bohush ... Young Stacy
William Brasington ... Heckler
Nicole Braucher ... Steve's audience
Fred Broder ... Magic Shop Worker #1

Fred Brotman ... Kristoff Brayton
Nathan Burton ... Nathan
Eric Buss ... Man in Straightjacket

Rosemary Ceravolo ... Contest Audience

Ray Chao ... Foo Ling Yu
T.G. Cody ... Dean

John Combs ... Mel
Al B. Conahan ... Judge
Mary Conahan ... Contest Audience

Dave Cox ... Sultan of Sorcery
Loch David Crane ... Convention Magician
Linnea Liu Dakin ... Female Client
Jordyn DeMarco ... Woman Walking

Nancy DeMars ... Contest Audience
Farrell Dillon ... Opening Credits Magician

Nick Dopuch ... Eddie Fox
William Draven ... Freak Show Artist
Ann M. Drinkward ... Farmer's Market Spectator #2
Anthony Formento ... Contestant
Sebastian C-Bazz Fort ... Farmer's Market Spectator #5
Gary Frank ... Magic Dealer

Todd Gaebe ... Ball Juggler
Oscar Garcia ... Homeless Magician

Tania Getty ... Waitress
Samantha Gilbert ... Gala Audience
Brian Gillis ... Brian Gillis

Giovanni V. Giusti ... Steve's audience

Leepiei Green ... Bartender
Jessica Hardulak ... Steve's Groupie

Josh Horton ... Upstairs Contestant #1

Teresa Huang ... Farmer's Market Spectator #1

Charles Iacuzzo ... Upstairs Contestant #2
Cheo Jackson ... Contestant

Cameron Jappe ... Deputy Miller
Michael E. Johnson ... Magician Michael

Zach Kanner ... George
Sandy Khanzode ... Restaurant Patron #1
Bill Krauss ... Bewildered Man

Olivia Ku ... Farmer's Market Spectator #4
Greg Larson ... Male client #1

Mildraide Lazarre ... Female Client
Tamara Lennon ... Contest Audience
Richard Lewandowski ... Peggy's boyfriend
Devon Lewis ... Gala Audience
Cristina Licudine ... Steve's audience
Debbie Lien ... Restaurant Patron #6
Shin Lim ... Convention Magician
Chris LoPrete ... Bernie

Lux ... Contest Audience (as Alida Chavarin)
Catherine Lydon ... Steve's audience
Linda Macon ... Restaurant Patron #2

Tommy Shayne Manfredi ... Contestant
Neil McGowan ... Magician #3
Shawn McMaster ... Superhero Magician
Ron McPherson ... Steve's audience
Melina Meseroll ... Jen Mable

Tom Meseroll ... Larry Mabel
Mark Miller-Summer ... Contestant
Selinka Misayeledis ... Steve's audience
Cate Mitchell ... Watermelon Assistant

Jason Moatz ... Conjuring Conrad

Chance Moore ... Gala Audience
Donna Moore ... Steve's audience

Lisa Moore-Marquez ... Steve's audience
Raoul Morgan ... Gala Audience
Barbara Mullins ... Gala Audience
Hank Nae ... Restaurant Patron #3
Asal Nazerpour ... Contestant
David Neff ... Sergeant Jones
Mackenzie Nelson ... Gala Audience
Ron Nelson ... Gala Audience
Natali Nichols ... Magic Assistant #2
Caitlyn O'Connor ... Restaurant Patron #5
Kaitlin O'Connor ... Restaurant Patron #4
Tom Ogden ... Tom
Omonivie Okhade ... New Woman
Jose Orellana Jr. ... Bar Magician #1

Gregg M. Pasterick ... Magician #2

Luke Patton ... Bean Bag Juggler
Jennifer Pennington ... Manicurist

Bruce Perovich ... Bruce
Sisuepahn Phila ... Sue
Darrell Porter ... Gala Audience

Mike Jerome Putnam ... Homeless Magician
Todd Reis ... Bar Magician #2
Lori Reyes ... Contest Audience
Lance Rich ... Convention Magician
Paula Rogozenski ... Gala Audience

Scott Rose ... Talkative Magician
Keith Saltojanes ... Clown
Shane Schoeppner ... Contest Audience
Aneiszka Sea ... Aneiszka

Dave Shabaz ... Restaurant Patron #7
Michol C. Sherman ... Contest Audience
Akua Shin ... Convention Magician
Doreen Smiley ... Steve's audience
Ian Smiley ... Steve's audience
LaShaun Smith ... Steve's audience

Emilia Sotelo ... Steve's audience
Henry Springer ... Magician #1
Brian Swenson ... Bar Magician #4

Jennifer Taing ... Steve's audience

Andre Tenerelli ... Farmer's Market Spectator #6
Tammie Thompson ... Steve's audience
Vickie Van Ert ... Contest Audience

Allison Marie Volk ... Trixie
Stephanie Voss ... Bewildered Man's Wife
Chase Whitener ... Gala Audience
Drew Whitlock ... Gala Audience
Naomie Winch ... Magic Assistant #1
Peter Winch ... Illusionist

Carmyn Xoluv ... Contestant
Harold Zahn ... Client #2

Directed by
Tammy Caplan (co-director)
Joe Tyler Gold (co-director)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joe Tyler Gold  writer

Produced by
Lee Aronsohn .... executive producer
Tammy Caplan .... producer
Joe Tyler Gold .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bruce Kiesling 
 
Cinematography by
Brian Taylor 
 
Film Editing by
Tammy Caplan 
Joe Tyler Gold 
 
Costume Design by
Christian Svenson (specialty costumes)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
ML Wills .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Cliff Calabro .... sound re-recording mixer
Neal Doxsee .... sound mixer
Brennan Gerle .... sound editor
Jordan Hood-Taylor .... additional sound mixer
Michael C. Martin Jr. .... additional sound mixer
Ernest Saunders .... additional sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Alexander Enberg .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brandon Baruch .... theatrical lighting
Taylor Beumel .... first assistant camera
Peter Bohush .... additional photography
Dan Cooper .... assistant camera
Tory Dahlhoff .... grip
John DeFazio .... camera operator
James Demuth .... grip
Trevor Elliott .... gaffer
Thomas Gallagher III .... gaffer
Kyle Helf .... grip
Joe Hill .... grip
Tim Hogle .... electrician
Christopher Jackson .... additional photography
Christopher Jackson .... still photographer
Johnny Leach .... grip (as John Leach)
John Christian Patterson .... gaffer
Roger Peterson .... grip
Genevieve Pickard .... grip
Shane Schoeppner .... grip
Mason Semble .... grip
Greg Simone .... grip
Brian Swenson .... grip
Stephen Tringali .... assistant camera
Christopher S. Walters .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Todd Silver .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Art Freed .... digital intermediate supervisor
Bruce Goodman .... colorist
 
Music Department
Jeff Dutton .... song: closing credits
Frank Handy .... music consultant
Gary Vail .... song: driving scene
 
Other crew
Nicole Braucher .... production assistant
Nathan Burton .... magic consultant
Eric Buss .... magic consultant
Tony Clark .... head magic consultant
Nick Dopuch .... magic consultant
Brian Gillis .... magic consultant
Nolan Haims .... magic consultant
Chris Korn .... magic consultant
Krystyn Lambert .... magic double: billiard balls
Tamara Lennon .... production assistant
Jonathan Levit .... magic consultant
Christopher Ming .... production assistant
Nick Oleksiw .... production assistant
David Regal .... head magic consultant
Nima Sepassi .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Donald E. Reynolds .... thanks
Charles B. Unger .... special thanks
 

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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
This is a fun story, 24 May 2013
Author: Matt Seargeant from United States

Okay, so this film is NOT going to win an Oscar for Best Picture. But it IS much fun. I found The characters are believable, and I enjoyed seeing actual magic that was performed without special effects. Some may think it mundane. In a world that has come to view Criss Angel as the epitome of "magic," perhaps a small story about folks who don't levitate seems too tame. Maybe the writers poke a little too much fun at the professional magician. Yet, if you cannot laugh at yourself, then you lead a sad life. This film may not be everyone's "cup of tea." But, then again, neither is magic. However, if you enjoy magic, magicians, or just want to have some fun, please go see it!

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