Film still courtesy of Flatbush Pictures
It’s not easy convincing a legendary magic shop to let you to make a documentary film at its annual camp for aspiring young magicians. But Judd Ehrlich, director and producer of “Run for Your Life,” the acclaimed biopic about Fred Lebow and the New York City Marathon, knew what the trick was to getting cooperation.
“They knew they could trust me,” said Ehrlich, explaining how he is the only one Tannen’s Magic has authorized to film the first and longest-running magic camp in the United States. It wasn’t only the fact that Ehrlich himself had, as a boy, attended the camp and hung out at the store in Midtown Manhattan that tipped the scales in his favor. It was also his vision for his forthcoming film, “Magic Camp.”