“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.”

- Roald Dahl

David Blaine approached us to make an animated intro to set the mood for his upcoming special. Inspired by David’s mind-bending magic and the Paul Auster penned script (voiced by Christopher Walken in the style of a sideshow barker) we crafted a hero’s journey in the form of a psychedelic trip — a trip into the spectacle of the real.

“One life and one body in which to live that life.”

Cognitive dissonance and mythical allegory became our main themes — touching on man’s need to fit experience into pre-established patterns, and David’s desire to explore his career thematically through myth and symbolism.