David Stone (magician)

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David Stone is a French actor, writer, lecturer, producer and magician specialized in close-up magic and coin magic.

David Stone.

Biography[edit]

David Stone was born in Eaubonne, (France).

At 19, a school friend showed him magic tricks and thought him card manipulation. At 23, he won the Le Prix Diavol, an regional contest for magicians organised annually in France by FFAP.[1][2]

At 24, he won the Gold Dove (close-up category) award at the European championships of magic organized in France. The same year, David won the Close-up Grand Prix of South America in Las Tunas, Cuba.

In 1995, David met the French magician Stéphane Jardonnet who truly launched his career by producing a video starring David (Basic Coin magic vol.1). This video became the first French magic program ever sold on the American market: with over 28,000 copies sold in 40 countries, this video was a best-seller.

After obtaining a degree in Philosophy at the Amiens University, David decided to become professional magician. He went to Saint-Tropez and started working in some of the most prestigious restaurants of the Riviera, including seven years in La Voile Rouge, an amazing beach restaurant where he honed his craft.

Thanks to these videos, Stone gained recognition in the world of professional magicians. Since 1999, he has performed his lecture on the art of Table hopping (professional magic in restaurants) at Magic conventions in more than 19 countries and is one of the most famous French magicians outside his country.

His encounter on 2001 with magician and DVD producer Jean-Luc Bertrand produced a successful partnership that has yielded several short films and magic DVDs. Their first co-production, a short movie titled The Real Secrets of Magic,[3] won the 1st prize at the first ever Magic Film Festival in Las Vegas (2006).

In 2003, at the FFFF convention - Fechter's Finger-Flicking Frolic, the most prestigious gathering of close-up magicians in the world, David was voted as the Most Valuable Performer.

His most recent book (2005) ‘Close-up: The real secrets of magic" is a best-seller in France and was sold out in less than 15 days after its release. The DVD “The Real Secrets Of Magic” (2006) adapted from this book was nominated Best Magic DVD 2006 by Genii Magazine (US), Magie Magazine (DE) and over 14,000 copies were sold in 13 months.

In August 2006, David won the 3rd prize at the World Championships of magic (FISM) in Stockholm, Sweden (Micro-Magic - FISM Award 2006) and was voted in April 2008 the TMW Award for Best Magician 2008 ([1]).

In 2009, David starts acting courses in the famous Paris drama school, the Studio Pygmalion and plays in about 30 shorts movies in 7 years.[4]

In 2010, the FFFF convention voted David Stone as Guest of Honor for FFFF 2012. David becomes the second French magician to receive this honor in 40 years.

On March 2014, David Stone was voted Best Close-up Magician 2014 by the British magic magazine "MagicSeen". In June 2015, David Stone covered Magic Magazine.[citation needed]

Filmography (actor)[edit]

Movies[edit]

Short-movies[edit]

  • 2018 : Rue Du Lac directed by Julien Thiverny : Rudy
  • 2018 : Facteur Humain directed by Axel Chemin : Michel
  • 2017 : L'Échappée directed by Loïc Richard : The attorney
  • 2017 : Faded directed by Sam Tanem and Vivien Roeltgen : David
  • 2017 : The Woman Clothed In The Sun directed by François Gastinel : Cooper
  • 2017 : Mon Super Tonton directed by Bastien Barbaroux : Ed the bad guy
  • 2016 : Un Monstre directed by Patrick Beun : Simon
  • 2016 : Le Bain directed by Capucine Tavoillot and Nicolas Matuszewski : The man
  • 2016 : La Fantastique Partouze de Pierre directed by Pierrick Gillet : The plumber
  • 2016 : En Retard directed by Alexandre Legallais : Himself
  • 2015 : See Emily Play directed by Mathilde Prevost : The drunk man
  • 2015 : Le Colis directed by Sarah Veysseyre : Victor
  • 2015 : Seule directed by Andrzej Dambski : The man
  • 2015 : Thérapie directed by Mahadi Sissoko : John Dowoski
  • 2015 : Dernière Danse directed by Nash Zetterstrom : Cleve
  • 2015 : La Cinquième Séance directed by Lucas Genna and Felix Lanaud : The stage manager
  • 2015 : Shutting Down directed by Hichem Djamai : Tom
  • 2014 : Mardi Gras directed by Nicolas Duchiron : Franck
  • 2014 : Père et Fils directed by Tanja Bieri : Mr Brochot
  • 2014 : The Rehearsal directed by Simon Lecharny : Bill
  • 2014 : Les Salauds Ne Dorment Jamais directed by Edouard Vic : Franck
  • 2014 : La Traversée directed by Coralie Giraudet : The father
  • 2014 : Adeupa directed by Tania Dafné Tossou : A teacher
  • 2013 : Dig Into Me directed by Roman Soni : Sam Ferrau
  • 2010 : Le Pacte directed by Steven Piron : Ulrick
  • 2008 : Arme de crime directed by Jean-Luc Bertrand : Customer in the bar
  • 2006 : The Real Secrets of Magic directed by Jean-Luc Bertrand : Himself

Documentaries[edit]

Filmography (magician)[edit]

  • 2016 : The Happy Lecture - MagicZoom Entertainment
  • 2016 : Mirage - MagicZoom Entertainment
  • 2015 : Hologram - MagicZoom Entertainment
  • 2015 : ZENith - MagicZoom Entertainment
  • 2013 : Stone X - Close-up Magic Entertainment
  • 2011 : Tool - MagicZoom Entertainment
  • 2009 : Window - MagicZoom Entertainment/Close-up Magic
  • 2008 : Cell - MagicZoom Entertainment/Bonne Nouvelle Productions
  • 2007 : The real secrets of magic Vol. 2 - MagicZoom Entertainment/Close-up Magic
  • 2006 : The real secrets of magic - MagicZoom Entertainment/Close-up Magic
  • 2004 : Live at FFFF - MagicZoom Entertainment
  • 2003 : Best of the best Vol. 11 - International Magicians Society
  • 2003 : Best of the best Vol. 12 - International Magicians Society
  • 2003 : Best of the best Vol. 13 - International Magicians Society
  • 2002 : Live in Boston - MagicZoom Entertainment
  • 2001 : Quit smoking - Magic Boutique
  • 1999 : David Stone’s fabulous close-up lecture - International magic
  • 1997 : Coin Magic Vol. 2 - Stéphane Jardonnet Productions/David Stone
  • 1996 : Génération Imagik Vol. 2 - Joker Deluxe Productions
  • Basic coin magic (1995) - Stéphane Jardonnet Productions

Productions[edit]

  • Co-producer of Yannick Chretien (2009) - MagicZoom Entertainment/Close-up Magic
  • Co-producer of Nestor Hato (2008) - MagicZoom Entertainment/Close-up Magic

Shows[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Mietek (1998)
  • Secrets of table hopping (1999)
  • Light my Fire (1999)
  • X rated (2000)
  • Made in France (2001)
  • Cocoon (2002)
  • Close-up : The real secrets of magic (2005)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Le Prix Diavol 2001". www.arcane-magazine.com. Retrieved 2018-06-03. 
  2. ^ "▶ Prix Diavol 2017 (69) | Virtual Magie". www.virtualmagie.com (in French). Retrieved 2018-06-03. 
  3. ^ "Video: The Real Secrets of Magic". YouTube (in français). 
  4. ^ "David Stone filmographie". Book.fr (in français). 
  5. ^ a b Le Double Fond

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