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Two Wizards, One Staff

Two wizards, a young African-American apprentice and an older white Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, bump into each other while walking their dogs.

  • Josh Folan
  • Josh Folan
  • Josh Folan
  • Vincent Washington
    Key Cast
  • Michael St. Pierre
    Key Cast
  • Marcus Friedlander
    Director of Photography
  • Joyce Tatler
    Costume Designer
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  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 18, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    7 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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    RED 5k
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  • 2020 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
    Minneapolis, MN
    United States
    May 15, 2020
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 2020 Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
    Providence, RI
    United States
  • 2020 Kansas International Film Festival
    Overland Park, KS
    United States
    November 6, 2020
    Official Selection
  • 2020 San Francisco Indie Shorts Film Festival
    San Francisco, CA
    United States
    October 9, 2020
    West Coast
    Best U.S. Comedy
  • 2020 Lake County Film Festival
    Grayslake, IL
    United States
    November 4, 2020
    Official Selection
  • 2020 Marina del Rey Film Festival
    Marina del Rey, CA
    United States
    October 8, 2020
    Official Selection
  • 2021 Omaha Film Festival
    Omaha, Nebraska
    United States
    March 5, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Josh Folan

Josh Folan is a writer/director/editor/producer/actor that began professionally making things people watch on screens in 2005, prior to which he studied finance at The Ohio State University. Filmmaking highlights since founding NYEH Entertainment in 2008 include 2018 Hamptons/Woodstock/Napa selection Ask For Jane, 2017 SXSW audience award winner The Light of the Moon, 2015 Slamdance selection BODY, 2015 Raindance selection The Lives of Hamilton Fish, 2016 SOHO Int’l selection and 2017 Queens World best screenplay nominee catch 22: based on the unwritten story by seanie sugrue and Amazon nostalgia doc series Batteries Not Included. Also an author and contributor to the independent filmmaking blog community, he penned the low-budget indie case study Filmmaking, the Hard Way.

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Director Statement

Was listening to one of my favorite history podcasts, Timesuck, one day and caught an episode profiling the KKK. The host (Dan Cummins) was working through the "management hierarchy" of the organization, specifically the grand wizard position, and went off on a tangent about the absurdity of calling oneself a wizard unless you can actually cast some goddamn spells. I found myself randomly laughing at that notion and the idea of someone calling one of these people out about it for weeks after the fact. I wrote and produced this film exploring exactly that, and how absurd racism is on the whole, with an aim at coping with it the best way I know how -- laughing at the idiocy of it with others.