The new film about Richard Turner's life and career had its world premiere at SXSW in Austin, Texas, March 2017.

The film was selected from 973 feature documentary submissions in 2017. The Director is Luke Korem and the Screenwriters are Bradley Jackson and Luke Korem.

Description: Sixty-two year old Richard Turner is renowned as one of the world's greatest card magicians, yet he is completely blind. This is an in-depth look at a complex character who is one of magic's greatest hidden treasures.


SXSW Film Awards 2017:

Documentary Feature Audience Award: Dealt

Dallas International Film Festival 2017:

Audience Award Documentary Feature: DEALT

See an exclusive clip from 'Dealt' at Deadline Hollywood

Read Variety's Review of "Dealt" by Film Critic Joe Leydon

“Dealt” Review by Ashley Menzel of We Live Entertainment

"Dealt" Review by Rockie Juarez of Talk Film Society

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Making the Film

During the filming of DEALT I was thrilled to share a professional digital-cinematography studio with several camera and sound men; lighting technicians; a make-up artist; continuity director; film director; and the producers and executive producers as they video-recorded my card work using the latest advancements in video recording: Red Digital Camera Company’s cameras recording in 3K Scarlet, 4K Red One, and 5K Epic. 5K Epic video is five times higher in clarity than 1080p HD, and can’t even be viewed using even the most advanced TVs on the market today! (I understand that it would take seven or eight of the newest 1080p Hi-Definition TVs to display a single 5K image, but even those monitors combined could not display the entire image because Red Digital Cameras record a special raw format containing more color depth than any HDTV available to the public can display.)

Making of "Dealt"These video artists used many different lenses including 100 millimeter macro lenses, which can record the eye of an ant. I was told that when you watch me dealing seconds on the big screen it will only show the tips of my two thumbs as they deal out the second card. Each of the tiny diamonds on the back of my Bee Playing Cards will look like they are three feet tall on the screen, and viewing the close-ups will be like watching my card sleights under a gigantic microscope.

Other scenes were filmed at 120 and 240 frames per second, which is five times and ten times slower than normal speed, respectively. They recorded amazing through-the-glass table shots, which made the cards seem like they were floating in air, as well as giving a rarely seen exposé of my techniques.

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