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Instead of Abracadabra

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Plot & Details

A young man with big dreams begins carving out a very curious and unique path to stardom, in Instead of Abracadabra, Swedish director Patrik Eklund's Oscar-nominated comedy short. Though geeky and klutzy, Tomas (Simon J. Berger) prides himself on his act as an amateur stage magician - with tricks that include sawing a woman in half and whipping a bouquet of flowers out of nowhere. Unfortunately, circumstances aren't in his favor: he still lives with his parents, and his most promising gigs consist of entertaining children at birthday parties; to make matters worse, a nasty accident during preparations for a magic act caused Tomas to injure one eye. Now, Tomas foresees just one chance to convince his parents of his future as a magician and woo the girl of his dreams at the same time: entertaining the crowd at his father's 60th birthday party.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Live Action Short Mathias Fjellström Nominated
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Live Action Short Patrik Eklund Nominated

Cinequest Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Cinequest Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Los Angeles Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Los Angeles Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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