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."