In this experimental documentary short film, #1 female Escape Artist, Dayle Krall escapes from impossible; Houdini's death-defying illusions, mixed with a juxtaposition of the real 1920s Houdini himself.

Magician/Director Adam Steinfeld, uses rare recently discovered historical silent Houdini films, to create this series of flashbacks of past and present, mixed with the perfect music score of "Rabbit & Rogue" by Danny Elfman.

  • Adam Steinfeld
    Yo Houdini, Houdini...talks Houdini, Hold the Schmaltz, Houdini Lives! novel, Ask Madame Wonder?
  • Adam Steinfeld
    Yo Houdini, Houdini...talks Houdini, Hold the Schmaltz, Houdini Lives! novel, Ask Madame Wonder? Magic Island
  • Adam Steinfeld
  • Dayle Krall
    Key Cast
    "Houdini Girl"
    the most accomplished female escape artist in the history of the World
  • Houdini / himself
    Key Cast
    "rare historical footage"
  • Richard Sherry
    Key Cast
    "assistant to Houdini Girl"
    Canadian Escape artist and around the world
  • Composed by Danny Elfman
    Soundtrack from "Rabbit & Rogue" composed by Danny Elfman published by Morte Surgical Instruments, Music Publishing Administrated by Songs of Universal, Inc. copyright, Morte Surgical Instruments. Used by written permission.
  • Richard Sherry
    Camera interview footage
  • Michael Huftile / Houdini Voice Impersonation
  • Kelly Cordes / Voice Over Houdini water box escape in Battery Park, NYC
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental
  • Genres:
    documentary, experimental, performing arts
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 14, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada, United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    1080p / 1920×1080 / 16X9
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 18th annual Coney Island Film Festival
    Coney Island (Brooklyn, NY)
    United States
    September 15, 2018
Director Biography - Adam Steinfeld

Short Bio
Adam Steinfeld, a director and magician, under his banner Magic Live!®, studied to be a filmmaker at the Univ. of Miami, earning a BA in Film, other media projects; Houdini Lives!, Ask Madame Wonder? a twisted-tales series, Yo Houdini supernatural series and the micro-film thriller; CREEZY, Where are you?, and many more.

Main Bio
Adam Steinfeld studied to be a filmmaker, at the Univ. 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 to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Film, 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 Ship around the Caribbean and the World, to performing and producing in one of the longest running permanent Magic Illusion shows in, over 2,400 LIVE shows; MAGIC LIVE!...comedy on the beach, at two mega island casino resorts in Aruba, that ran over a decade at one location from 2001 to 2013, named Best International Magic show by Premious Magica in Buenos Aires.

Now back in South Florida, Adam Steinfeld, is mixing his talents of magic and grand Illusions with storytelling, from supernatural series; Ask Madame Wonder, horror, Yo Houdini, Houdini Lives! novel/filmscript a period story set in 1966 Miami Beach, and dramatic mico-film thriller; Creezy, Where are you?

No doubt, magicians played, an early key role, in the development of feature films, from Georges Méliès , to Harry Houdini , to Orson Welles, I'm still much involved in shooting, writing & editing my own self-produced projects.

On Aruba Island, "I shot many many shorts, said Steinfeld, working with my long time magic assistants, that doubled as star actors, and each time, I increased my directing and editing skills."

My short experimental film, 'Houdini, talks Houdini' screened at the 16th annual Coney Island film festival, and short deli-documentary; 'Hold the Schmaltz: the final hours of RASCAL HOUSE', premiered in 2017, at the 31st Annual Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival, and supernatural, Yo Houdini web series nominated for; Best Web Series and Editing by the 2018 Independent Horror Awards.

"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.

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