When I met Franco Pascali, I was struck by how much I felt like I was meeting and hanging out with a young street skater. However, instead of witnessing skate tricks he destroyed me by his usage of cards. Much like the world of skateboarding that I was raised in, magic and cardistry are intensely personal and individually orientated in terms of the endless practice that is required to master them. Tricks are performed with decks and each person embodies a style that is distinctly their own. That style is reflective of the influences they devoured when they were coming up and their intrinsic sensibility that they develop as they mature. As I spent time with Franco I immediately wanted to point my camera at him to capture the way he dressed, the way he talked, the breathtaking way he moved cards and the feeling I had in encountering such raw talent. This is our first film.
Franco Pascali is 19 years-old and lives in Los Angeles. He is a director of magic at Theory11.
IG – @francopascali
Director – Jacob Rosenberg
Director of Photography – Logan Triplett
Editor – Chris Amos
Composer – Steffen Thum
Colorist – Tom Poole
Sound Mixer – Matt Miller
Additional Music – Tomas Pascali
Assistant Camera – Matt Tompkins
Stylist – Emily Nagrecha
Producers – Ari Palitz & Kevin McMahon
Executive Producer – Ryan Slavin
Production Company – The Reserve
Featuring – Franco Pascali, Fatty Dabs, Alexander Hansford, Simon Black, Chris Mitchell
Editorial Services Provided by Final Cut LA
Color Correction provided by Company 3
Music Provided by 14th Street Music
Sound Mix provided by Lime Studios
Cameras provided by 2020 Camera Rental
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