The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam

The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam

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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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Credits
  • writer
    Ann Marie Fleming
  • director
    Ann Marie Fleming
  • producer
    Ann Marie Fleming
    Svend-Erik Eriksen
  • executive producer
    Rina Fraticelli
  • 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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