CHRIS PHILPOTT LECTURE

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Chris Philpott

“Intimate Mysteries Lecture”



Tuesday, March 19, 2019

7:30pm - doors open at 7:00pm

$30.00 advance-members before deadline

$35.00 non-members before deadline 3/15/19

$40.00 at the door

Marrakech Magic Theater 419 O’Farrell St. SF

call for tickets: (415) 566-2180


 “Consultant to Top Magicians Around The World & Inventor of 100th Monkey”

Chris Philpott is a magic creator, screenwriter & director based in Los Angeles.  He has created & scripted effects for many magicians including Derren Brown, Justin Willman, Cyril Takayama, Steve Valentine, Aiden Sinclair, & two America’s Got Talent Finalist: (David & Leeman & The Clairvoyants).  Currently, he is working as a magic consultant on the upcoming Lionsgate-The Illusionist co-production of “Now You See Me Live Show.”

As a renowned magic creator, Chris’s work has been seen on television & stages around the world.  The AGT performance of his effect “The 100th Monkey” got a standing ovation & over 13 million YouTube views.  When his effect “The End of My Rope Trick” was performed on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Penn Jillette shouted “A great trick!  A great trick!” His other creations include Pantheon (“Brilliant!  I love this!”-Banachek).  “All Tied Up” (“One of the most powerful tricks you’ll ever do with a deck of cards!”-Steve Valentine) & his book “Intimate Mysteries” (One of the best books I’ve EVER owned!”-Stephen Young). When Dan Harlan was asked “On the topic of Penguin Lectures, what’s been your most memorable moment?”  Dan answered, “Chris Philpott… He brought the most dramatic presentations, things where you really cared about what was going on.. Just so well-thought-out.  Really, really smart thinking.”

Besides his magic, Chris has written & directed three feature films.  Fairytales and Pornography (starring Lindy Booth and Michael Ironside) won Best Director at the Palm Beach International Film Festival. The Happy Couple won Best Screenplay at The Phoenix Film Festival. On his first feature, The Eternal Husband, Rick Groen wrote in The Globe and Mail, “Chris Philpott’s screenplay for The Eternal Husband is superb... He directs as well as he writes. There’s a talent in our midst, and his name is Chris Philpott.” Chris has also written for two award-winning series: ReGenesis and The Atwood Stories, plus for producers such as Brad Fischer (Shutter Island) & Mike Medavoy (Altered Carbon) & directors such as Simon West (The Mechanic), Takashi Shimizu (The Grudge) & Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist) & has sold scripts to Lionsgate, Phoenix Pictures, Syfy, TNT and many others. Academy Award nominated writer/director, Ron Shelton (Bull Durham, White Men Can’t Jump) called him “a talent of the first order.”

Chris’s Intimate Mysteries Lecture will be teaching magic and mentalism effects including his 100th Monkey Principle!  He will explain in detail not just tricks, but the real secrets of magic: misdirection, theory, psychology, presentation and much, much, more!  He will show you how he has applied his skills that he has learned over decades as a screenwriter to magic so you will be able to make your magic more powerful!


“While Chris respects the classic plots of mentalism, he pushes the limits and methods farther, adding another layer of mystery and making them cleaner and more direct. – Banachek

 “Like a breath of fresh air, Chris’s application to many of our classics makes everything new again”– Paul Vigil  

“Chris Philpott has taken some classic Mentalism plots and made them even better. Not only in method, but in the effect they have on your audiences.”– Jon Armstrong  

“If you’re a mentalist, I actually don’t think you can ignore Chris’s principles.”– David Penn

“Chris is crazy insane putting out all these ideas.” – Ran Pink  

“Chris Philpott created a whole new area of mentalism with The 100th Monkey and he owns it! Chris lives for his wonderful new principle and he is always creating new effects and ideas that are straightforward and mind–boggling.”– Richard Osterlind

“The first time I saw Chris Philpott's 100th Monkey I didn't believe it – it's such a strong effect.” – Lior Manor

“If Chris Philpott was digging in the ground, by now he’d be more than halfway to China. Fortunately, he’s been digging further into The 100th Monkey principle, with bountiful results.” – Max Maven


Chris Philpott is the Man behind the Magic & Consultant to Top Professional Magicians! Do Not Miss This Event!  This is a Misdirections Magic Shop Exclusive!!!


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