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Wizard - The Magical Realist

Film (Full Length) – 2010

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In this hour-long 2010 documentary, the Wizard of New Zealand discusses everything from telephone boxes and rain dances, to taking on authority in Christchurch's Cathedral Square. The Wizard has regularly preached in the Square for more than 40 years, entertaining visitors with his madcap theories about the world, the universe and feminism. Others in his mystical orbit are interviewed, including his wife Alice, and an art gallery director who attempted to smuggle him into Australia as a living work of art. The Wizard, aka Ian Brackenbury Channell, was awarded a Queen's Service Medal for his service to the community in 2009.

Art is what you can get away with.
– The Wizard of New Zealand, AKA Ian Brackenbury Channell

Key Cast & Crew

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Chris Jones

Graphics, Editor, Post-Production, Producer, Director

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Jesse Jones

Interviewer, Narrator

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Brian High

Cinematographer, Sound Recordist

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Beth Tredray

Sound Mix

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Guy Hobson

Composer

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