Code of Houdini

This film examines the drama and mystery surrounding a code left by Houdini and supposedly known only by him and his wife Bess. He promised that after his death, if possible, he would communicate from beyond the grave. His wife would then affirm the communication if the prearranged words were correct in respect to the code. Shot in glorious black and white.

  • Taylor Brooks
    Director
  • Taylor Brooks
    Writer
  • Dennis James Anderson
    Key Cast
    Liar Liar
  • Philip Musumeci
    Key Cast
  • Emily Brooks
    Key Cast
  • Don Simkovich
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    HDV
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Silicon Beach Film Festival
  • Los Angeles
    June 18, 2019
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection Silicon Beach Film Festival
Director Biography - Taylor Brooks

Originally from Chicago, Brooks has had a camera in his hand since age 14. Brooks' father was a master behind the camera. Brooks has appeared in over 20 television shows and films. Taylor has directed and written three shorts with sparkling reviews from all over the world.

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Director Statement

The director must compose every emotion, thought, and feeling in that square on the screen. It's either all his credit or all his fault.