As a magician and Hollywood producer, David Kwong formed the Misdirectors Guild to consult on film, television, and theater projects that require expertise in illusion and subterfuge.
The Guild is an elite group of magicians who are specialists in all areas of deception, including stage illusion, sleight of hand, puzzles and heists.
A former member of the development team at DreamWorks Animation, David Kwong has synthesized storytelling with illusion and deception. Kwong worked closely with the writers and director of "Now You See Me," designing magical heists and illusions for the film. He and his team have designed illusions for "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," "The Immigrant," "Paranormal Activity 4," and countless other film, television and theater projects.
In March of 2014, Kwong gave a TED Talk on illusion and puzzles at TED's 30th Anniversary conference in Vancouver. Kwong routinely speaks at corporate events and performs his one-man show at Soho House in West Hollywood.
Kwong is perhaps Harvard University's only graduate to have studied the history of magic.
Dan White is one of the leading figures in magic today. In 2013, White served as the illusion designer and creative consultant for Kanye West's "The Yeezus Tour." White has created illusions for David Copperfield's live show and served as head magic producer/consultant for over six years for David Blaine.
White has starred in his own one-hour specials "The Supernaturalist" on the Discovery Channel and "White Magic" on the Travel Channel. He is a founding member of Theory11, the world's leading website for magicians.
He is the star of the continually running show "The Magician" at the NoMad hotel in New York City.
Blake Vogt is one of the most sought after illusion creators in the world. Vogt was one of the top illusion designers for David Copperfield, David Blaine, and Dynamo to name a few. His original magic creations are some of the most purchased tricks of all time.
Vogt's unique performance style combines his inherent goofiness with his expertly crafted illusions. When Vogt is not creating magic for film, television and theater, he is touring the country with his acclaimed one-man show, "Odd Man Out."
A world-class magic thinker and innovator, Francis Menotti consulted on the magic for James Gray's period drama, "The Immigrant," designing 1920's illusions and teaching sleight of hand to Jeremy Renner.
With over 30 years of experience as a magician, Francis' illusions and sleight of hand have taken him from the White House to the most luxurious cruise lines.