The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam

This feature documentary offers a whimsical tour through the history of Chinese magicians and performers in the Western world. Long Tack Sam was an internationally renowned Chinese acrobat and magician who overcame isolation, poverty, cultural and linguistic barriers, extreme racism and world wars to become one of the most successful acts of his time. Filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming travels the globe searching for the story of her great-grandfather, the cosmopolitan Long Tack Sam. A celebration of the spirit of Long Tack Sam's magic and art, this richly textured first-person road movie is an exhilarating testament to his legacy and a prismatic tour through the 20th Century.

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Film Credits

writer
Ann Marie Fleming
director
Ann Marie Fleming
producer
Ann Marie Fleming
Svend-Erik Eriksen
editor
Ann Marie Fleming
Ileana Pietrobruno
music composer
Patric Caird
cinematographer
Ann Marie Fleming
animation supervisor
Bruce Alcock
animation
Nathaniel Akin
illustrations
Nathaniel Akin
design
Nathaniel Akin
animation
Bruce Alcock
illustrations
Bruce Alcock
design
Bruce Alcock
animation
Cesare Battista
illustrations
Cesare Battista
design
Cesare Battista
animation
Hannah Cho
illustrations
Hannah Cho
design
Hannah Cho
animation
Mark Cutler
illustrations
Mark Cutler
design
Mark Cutler
animation
Ted Dave
illustrations
Ted Dave
design
Ted Dave
animation
Hillary Denny
illustrations
Hillary Denny
design
Hillary Denny
animation
Iain Gardner
illustrations
Iain Gardner
design
Iain Gardner
animation
Ian Godfrey
illustrations
Ian Godfrey
design
Ian Godfrey
animation
Scott Kiborn
illustrations
Scott Kiborn
design
Scott Kiborn
animation
Ruby Li Long
illustrations
Ruby Li Long
design
Ruby Li Long
animation
Ceile Prowse
illustrations
Ceile Prowse
design
Ceile Prowse
animation
Patrick Siemer
illustrations
Patrick Siemer
design
Patrick Siemer
animation
Tim Stuby
illustrations
Tim Stuby
design
Tim Stuby
animation
Ted Tozer
illustrations
Ted Tozer
design
Ted Tozer
animation
Jorge Veloso
illustrations
Jorge Veloso
design
Jorge Veloso
animation
Younger Yang
illustrations
Younger Yang
design
Younger Yang
sound design
MX Solutions Inc.
sound mixer
Shawn Pierce
voice
Bill Meilen
Alessandro Juliani
narrator
Ann Marie Fleming
voice recording
Wayne Kozak Studios

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