filmmaker & magician
Adam Steinfeld, based in south Florida, studied to be a filmmaker, at the University of Miami, directing, writing and creating mini-versions of the Tonight Show, and his final senior thesis short film, "the Box" on iconic Houdini, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, in Communications (Film & Television), all while performing as a skilled street-style magician, that put himself through college.
Soon, after graduation Steinfeld's travels, focused on his magic skills, presenting at; comedy clubs, and mega cruise-ships around the world, to performing & producing in one of the longest running permanent magic shows, over 2,400 shows, Magic Live!®...comedy on the beach, at two mega island casino resorts, in Aruba, that ran close to ten years.
No doubt, magicians, played, an early key role, in the development of feature films, from Georges Méliès , to Harry Houdini , to Orson Welles, and that's one of the reasons, Mr. Steinfeld believes, in the expansion of the Art form of magic, mixed with, television, and film, now many years later, Adam, is very much involved in shooting, writing & editing his own self-produced projects.
"I shot many many shorts, said Steinfeld, working with my long time magic assistants, in my magic show, as the star actors, and crew...each time, I increased my directing and editing skills."
My short experimental film, 'Houdini, talks Houdini' recently screened at the 16th annual Coney Island film festival, and upcoming short deli-documentary; 'Hold the Schmaltz: the final hours of RASCAL HOUSE', premiered, at the Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival 31st in November and many more.
"You have to remember, I studied to be a filmmaker years ago, but this new digital film technology, has allowed me to experiment with various stories, on an ultra low, no budget projects, such as; Ask Madame Wonder?, Creezy, where are you?, Comedy mockumentary, Magic Schmuck: the 2nd Best Magician, in the whole-wide World!, Houdini Lives!, Magic Island, TV reality mysterious series, Yo Houdini, to a writing collaboration, of my novel, Houdini Lives! , with award-winning Boston crime novelist, Al Blanchard, and other comedians, magicians and filmmakers."
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Award FINALIST - Web Series/TV pilot / OFFICIAL SELECTION 2019
ASK MADAME WONDER ('19 Forever')
IndieX Film Fest
Los Angeles
2019
APRIL EDITION OFFICIAL SELECTION 2019
ASK MADAME WONDER ('19 Forever')
BERLIN FLASH FILM FESTIVAL
Berlin
2019
TBD Official Selection Best Short Horror Script
Kiss of the Zombie
August of IndieX Film Fest
Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA
2019
APRIL EDITION OFFICIAL SELECTION 2019
ASK MADAME WONDER (Episode: 1)
BERLIN FLASH FILM FESTIVAL
Berlin
2019
Official Selection
CREEZY, Where are you?
FILMED IN BROWARD - THE FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Ft. Lauerdale
2019
Official Selection
CREEZY, Where are you?
Melrose Film Festival
Orlando, Florida
2019
Award TBD - OFFICIAL SELECTION 2019
ASK MADAME WONDER (Episode: 1)

Los Angeles
2019
Official Selection December 2018
CREEZY, Where are you?
INDIE SHORT FEST - Los Angeles International Film Festival
Los Angeles
2018
Official Selection - Micro Short Thriller
CREEZY, Where are you?
BERLIN FLASH FILM FESTIVAL
Berlin
2018
Official Selection
CREEZY, Where are you?
MIAMI INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL - Monthly Edition
Miami, Florida
2018
OFFICIAL SELECTION Best Horror & Nomination Best Editing
YO HOUDINI! (stories: 1, 2 & 3)
FEAR INTERNATIONAL Horror Film Genre Awards
2018
Nominee; Best Web Series & Best Original Concept
ASK MADAME WONDER ('19 Forever')
Independent Horror Movie Awards
2018
Official Selection
ASK MADAME WONDER ('19 Forever')
Spooky Empire's Horror Film Festival
Orlando, Florida
2018
WINNER OF BEST HORROR SHORTFILM
ASK MADAME WONDER (Episode: 1)
Sanctuary Cove International Film Festival
Gold Coast
2018
nominee Best Web Series & Best Editing
YO HOUDINI! (stories: 1, 2 & 3)
Independent Horror Movie Awards
2018
Nominee; Best Web Series & Best Original Concept
ASK MADAME WONDER (Episode: 1)
Independent Horror Movie Awards
2018
WINNER OF BEST HORROR SHORT FILM
ASK MADAME WONDER ('19 Forever')
Sanctuary Cove International Film Festival
Gold Coast
2018
Official Selection / Nomination Best Original Short Script
Kiss of the Zombie
Independent Horror Movie Awards
Unites States
2018
TBA
HOUDINI GIRL
18th annual Coney Island Film Festival
Coney Island (Brooklyn, NY)
2018
BEST COMEDY SHORT - Official Selection
MAGIC SCHMUCK! - 2nd BEST Magician, in the Whole-Wide World
INDEPENDENT SHORTS AWARDS
Los Angeles, California
2018
Official Selection
ASK MADAME WONDER (Episode: 1)
Spooky Empire's Horror Film Festival
Orlando, Florida
2018
Official Selection
ANNE SPEAKS
Aruba Int'l Film Festival - 2012
Palm Beach
2012
nominee Best Web Series / details TBA Sept. 25
1 min TRAILER: Ask Madame Wonder
Independent Horror Movie Awards
College
University of Miami
Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Cinema and Television)
19761980
Gender
Male
On April Fools Day in 1988, with the clocks ticking and the cameras whirring, magician Adam Steinfeld set a 'Guinness World Record in Magic', by performing 102 magic tricks in a little more than 3 minutes, earning the title, "the World's Most Versatile Magician", the event aired on several local TV news stations including radio live and filmed a week later for the Int'l Australian TV series; "Just for the Record" and aired in 52 countries around the world.
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