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Teen Magic




(L-R) Director J. Clay Tweel, magicians Krystyn Lambert, Bill Koch, Hiroki Hara, Lance Burton, Derek McKee and Producer Steven Klein attend a New York screening of 'Make Believe' at New York Friars Club.
(L-R) Director J. Clay Tweel, magicians Krystyn Lambert, Bill Koch, Hiroki Hara, Lance Burton, Derek McKee and Producer Steven Klein attend a New York screening of 'Make Believe' at New York Friars Club.
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In his new documentary film “Make Believe” director J. Clay Tweel followed six adolescent outsiders who all share a passion for magic. He chronicles the journey of these teen magicians who take their talent and paraphernalia to the annual World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas where they vie for the title of Teen World Champion. Tweel explores the lives of these teens whose onstage presence is poised and gifted but whose offstage lives are filled with the same alienation and pressures that many adolescents experience.

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J. Clay Tweel, director of Make Believe: the Battle to Become the World’s Best Teen Magician