Nelson Cheng’s documentary film The Magic Life chronicles the journey of three magician hopefuls: a 17-year-old from Beijing who travels to the U.S. to attend magic school, a 25-year-old trying to make rent by performing on Hollywood Blvd. for tips, and a 32-year-old New York University MBA graduate who moves to Los Angeles to perform at the world famous Magic Castle. The film depicts the challenges of following an unconventional career path.
When we sat down with Nelson we also talked about his comedy work including Sports Tips With Chip and Will & Fiona.
The Magic Life is in limited release screening in New York August 10th through August 16th and in Los Angeles August 17th through 23rd. For information about screenings and filmmaker Q&A’s visit the sites: NYC LA