The Amazing Mr. Ash
Directed by Brian Gersten
Chronicling the life and times of Ashod Baboorian, a beloved and eccentric Chicago-area magician.
- Biography and Portrait
This documentary short follows the life and times of Ashod Baboorian, a beloved and eccentric Chicago-area magician. Mr. Ash, along with his wife Bonnie, has owned and operated Ash's Magic Shop since 1985. The business is a veritable landmark in the world of magic, and it's one of the last remaining magic shops in the city of Chicago. At 75 years old, Mr. Ash has a storied history as an Iraqi-Armenian emigrant, a US army draftee, a country-western singer, and of course as a world famous magician.
- Running time
- 12 minutes
- Brian Gersten ... Director, Producer, Writer, Editor, Cinematographer
- Brian Gersten ... Director
- United States
- Years of Production
- Release year
- ARPA Film Fest, Chicago Reel Shorts Int. Film Fest, Chicago Int. Movies & Music Fest, Chicago Onscreen Local Film Showcase, Kartemquin Fall Festival
- Audience Award at Chicago Reel Shorts Int. Film Fest, Jury Award at Chicago Int. Movies & Music Fest
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