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The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam

2003 1 h 28 min
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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 …

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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.
  • 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 services
    Global Mechanic
  • production services
    Global Mechanic
  • animation supervisor
    Bruce Alcock
  • animation
    Nathaniel Akin
    Bruce Alcock
    Cesare Battista
    Hannah Cho
    Mark Cutler
    Ted Dave
    Hillary Denny
    Iain Gardner
    Ian Godfrey
    Scott Kiborn
    Ruby Li Long
    Ceile Prowse
    Patrick Siemer
    Tim Stuby
    Ted Tozer
    Jorge Veloso
    Younger Yang
  • illustrations
    Nathaniel Akin
    Bruce Alcock
    Cesare Battista
    Hannah Cho
    Mark Cutler
    Ted Dave
    Hillary Denny
    Iain Gardner
    Ian Godfrey
    Scott Kiborn
    Ruby Li Long
    Ceile Prowse
    Patrick Siemer
    Tim Stuby
    Ted Tozer
    Jorge Veloso
    Younger Yang
  • colouring
    Nathaniel Akin
    Bruce Alcock
    Cesare Battista
    Hannah Cho
    Mark Cutler
    Ted Dave
    Hillary Denny
    Iain Gardner
    Ian Godfrey
    Scott Kiborn
    Ruby Li Long
    Ceile Prowse
    Patrick Siemer
    Tim Stuby
    Ted Tozer
    Jorge Veloso
    Younger Yang
  • design
    Nathaniel Akin
    Bruce Alcock
    Cesare Battista
    Hannah Cho
    Mark Cutler
    Ted Dave
    Hillary Denny
    Iain Gardner
    Ian Godfrey
    Scott Kiborn
    Ruby Li Long
    Ceile Prowse
    Patrick Siemer
    Tim Stuby
    Ted Tozer
    Jorge Veloso
    Younger Yang
  • comics designer
    Julian Lawrence
  • sound design
    MX Solutions Inc.
  • voice editor
    Dan Gagnon
  • effects editor
    Dan Gagnon
  • sound mixer
    Shawn Pierce
  • music mixer
    Shawn Pierce
  • musician
    Coco Alcorn
    Doug Balfour
    David Bernstein
    Miles Black
    Graham Boyle
    Tom Colclough
    Dennis Esson
    Mark Ferris
    Deanna Gestrin
    Miles hill
    John Payne
    Bill Runge
    Robbie Steininger
    Ron Thompson
    Brad Turner
    Cameron Wilson
  • music - performance
    Silk Road Music
  • music performer
    Feng Jun Wang
    Jian Ming Pan
    Qiu Xia He
    Rong Jun
    André Thibault
  • lyrics
    Patric Caird
    Ann Marie Fleming
    Feng Jun Wang
    Qiu Xia He
    Rong Jun
  • voice
    Bill Meilen
    Alessandro Juliani
  • narrator
    Ann Marie Fleming
  • voice recording
    Wayne Kozak Studios
  • assistant editor
    Ted Tozer
  • second assistant editor
    Bethany Handfeld
  • executive consultant
    Peggy Case
  • script consultant
    Michael Gross
  • production manager
    Elizabeth Murray
    Tina Ouellette
  • production co-ordinator
    Melissa Riley
  • assistant to the producer
    Glace W. Lawrence
    Ceile Prowse
  • clearances
    Julie Burtinshaw
    Judith Downes
    Angela Grams
    Elizabeth Klinck
    Stanley Ottenstein
    Melissa Riley
  • production accounting
    Fion Yung
  • legal consultant
    Ori Kowarsky
  • scanning
    Zachery Longboy
    Tammie Yamada
  • video digitizing
    Brendan Woollard
  • colour timer
    Gary Shaw

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