In 2015, pharmacist, Adam Patel, decided to take a sabbatical and pursue his childhood dream of becoming a professional magician. But rather than relying on TV talent shows like Britain's Got Talent and waiting to be discovered, Patel set up his own production company and raised £60,000 to produce a magic television special. And three years later, he's actually done it!
"I didn't like the idea of having to ask for permission," says Patel, who is originally from West Yorkshire but now lives in London, "I didn't want to have to put the success or failure of my dream in the hands of anybody else. And in the 21st century, there is absolutely no need to."
Going it alone with limited resources, Patel and his crew embarked on a road trip around England, performing street magic to celebrities and the general public in London, Leeds, Newcastle and Birmingham & Brighton.
"Working with a small crew and doing a lot of the production work myself, it's been an extremely demanding project," says Patel, "But I'm proud of what my team and I have produced considering the limited resources we had. It genuinely is a dream come true for me."
Patel says, "It's the kind of thing that when you say you're going to do it, everybody thinks you're nuts. Especially for an Asian guy. It's just not what we do. But I had reached a point in my life where I knew that if I didn't do it, I would regret it later. And by that time, it would be too late."
The TV special, 'Adam Patel: Real Magic', whose trailer has already gained more than 23 000 views, showcases Patel's unique style of magic, which combines sleight-of-hand, perceptual manipulation and mind-hacking, while taking a look into his past. It will become available to stream on Amazon Prime from Sunday 10th June.
For more information or to book an interview call Adam on 07752065969.
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