"Only the very young and the very foolish believe in magic."
This short film follows a disillusioned magician, whose loneliness is as evident in his rasping as his cynicism. He is marred by his inability to believe in magic once his performance is over. A mysterious lady appears to show him what true magic is.
A thought-provoking storyline helps director Brandon McCormick nail this short film. Second’s Glance by The Brothers Bright is just the perfect symphony that binds this musical and gives it its soul. The contrast between the magician’s disbelief and the lady’s tenderness are beautifully portrayed through the duet.
The screenplay cannot be credited enough. The main actors, Jackson Walker and Sorrell Sanders, succeed but it’s hard know whether it’s the performance or the story that leaves you spellbound. The film grows on you gently with its soft tunes and clarity of thought. The rational philosophy behind the musical is what’ll grip you in the end, and you will realize that it does so much more in its twelve short minutes than you expected.
You can watch it again and again and we assure you, you’ll love it just a little bit more every time. And maybe even the cynic in you will rest his case, if only for a little while.
"The magic of a second’s glance… The beauty of a second chance… That’s magic!"