The Stooge

From the creator of “The Prestige”, comes a new film about magic!

Official selection

“One evening some years ago I went along to a live magic show to see how things were done. I was researching for the novel I was writing then – this book became The Prestige, which was filmed in 2006 by Christopher Nolan.

I started thinking about the role of a stooge in magic. Who becomes a stooge? How does he or she get involved? What do they know about the tricks? What do they have to do to earn their money? And what becomes of them later …?

The Stooge was originally written as a short story, a sort of footnote to The Prestige. And now Rogelio Fojo directed The Stooge as a motion picture, with a lot of magic and just a little naughtiness…”

Christopher Priest


Robert Picardo (“Star Trek”), Herbert Siguenza (“Coco”), Pop Haydn, Carisa Hendrix & Jonathan Levit. Introducing Pat Scott as “the stooge” & Adam Sonnet as “Geoff”, directed by Rogelio Fojo and produced by Miguel A. Delgadillo and Pepe Casillas.


The Stooge - by Christopher Priest

This is a still from the film of my short story, “The Stooge”. It was directed by Rogelio Fojo in Los Angeles, and runs for a fraction over 20 minutes. It’s another film about stage magic, but this time not set in the period of grand theatrical magic, but a much more modern, realistic, down-at-heel time.

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"Infinite Summer”

This impressive new collection by Christopher Priest, just released in France, includes twelve short stories. One of them -"The Stooge" ("Le Baron") - where an illusionist hires a young man and locks him in a magic cabinet, evokes "The Prestige" and it has also been made into a film.

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Note from Director

By Rogelio Fojo

A few years ago, while still in film school, I wrote a screenplay for a dramatic short film titled Missing You. Applying formulas I had learned in class, I prepared a detailed budget accompanied by eye-catching storyboards, wrote a formal cover...

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