The Last Magic Show

The Last Magic Show

The Last Magic Show
A New Zealand digital feature about Ronny Roman (Andy Conlan), a once up and coming magician whose career went off the rails after he found his beloved assistant in the arms of a rival. Now, under the guidance of bargain-basement manager Trevor Norton (a greasy Michael Hurst), he finds himself performing at children’s parties and hospices. It’s at the latter where Ronny meets two characters who will change his outlook on life – a dying man (Alexander Anderson) and a young nurse (Georgie Hill), who convinces Ronny to make his greatest escape of all.
2008Rating: M, Contains Sex Scenes and Offensive Language90 minsNew Zealand
DramaFantasyRomance
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Reviews & comments

Tribute to Kiwi film making

As a struggling filmmaker I can appreciate how hard it is to make in film in NZ and anyone who attempts to make a film here has my utmost respect. ‘The Last Magic Show’ is a gem of a little film and Andy Conlan should be praised for his ingenuity. I don’t want to give anything away but I encourage viewers to watch with a child-like mind. We need more...

4.0

WANTED TO LOVE IT - BUT DIDN'T

Being a lover of New Zealand cinema, I wanted to be one of the first to see "The Last Magic Show". I wish I hadn't. The film tries to be unique, off-the-wall, endearing. What you get is Punch Drunk Love meets Johnny Depp's Willy Wonka. Nothing original. Acting is appalling, especially Jade Collins' first outing. Best things are the beautiful...

1.0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Click the link below to see Kate Rodger talk with writer/director/star Andy Conlan.

Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Better known as a costume designer, Georgie Hill (Woodenhead) actually provides the sweet solid centre of the film, a nice foil to the craziness around her. On screen for most of the film, Conlan's unusual appearance lends itself to eccentricity well, although one can't help being reminded of Robert Downey Jun's Chaplin or Johnny Depp's performances in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Benny and Joon. Not exactly magic, but by no means the worst show in town.

3.0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Click the link below to see Kate Rodger talk with writer/director/star Andy Conlan.

Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Better known as a costume designer, Georgie Hill (Woodenhead) actually provides the sweet solid centre of the film, a nice foil to the craziness around her. On screen for most of the film, Conlan's unusual appearance lends itself to eccentricity well, although one can't help being reminded of Robert Downey Jun's Chaplin or Johnny Depp's performances in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Benny and Joon. Not exactly magic, but by no means the worst show in town.

3.0

Tribute to Kiwi film making

As a struggling filmmaker I can appreciate how hard it is to make in film in NZ and anyone who attempts to make a film here has my utmost respect. ‘The Last Magic Show’ is a gem of a little film and Andy Conlan should be praised for his ingenuity. I don’t want to give anything away but I encourage viewers to watch with a child-like mind. We need more...

4.0

WANTED TO LOVE IT - BUT DIDN'T

Being a lover of New Zealand cinema, I wanted to be one of the first to see "The Last Magic Show". I wish I hadn't. The film tries to be unique, off-the-wall, endearing. What you get is Punch Drunk Love meets Johnny Depp's Willy Wonka. Nothing original. Acting is appalling, especially Jade Collins' first outing. Best things are the beautiful...

1.0