David Kwong

“Magic is always there. Always have been and always will be. People want to be amazed.”


David is the founder of the Misdirectors Guild, an elite group of magicians which consult on film and television projects that require expertise in illusion and deception.

David is also Harvard University’s only graduate to have studied the history of magic and continues collaborate with the university on non-traditional disciplines.

Recently, David served as Head Magic Consultant to the blockbuster Now You See Me, collaborating with director Louis Leterrier to design illusions, instruct the actors on sleight of hand, and weave a magician’s sensibility into the plot itself. David’s many other credits include such films as The incredible Burt Wonderstone, Paranormal Activity 4, and the forthcoming The Immigrant. As a producer, David is currently developing a number of magic and puzzle-themed films in Hollywood.

David’s talents on the page rival those on the screen include being a “cruciverbalist” (crossword constructor), his puzzles have appeared in The New York Times and, Los Angeles Times.

He frequently serves as a puzzle consultant for film and television; examples include the Sandra Bullock movie All About Steve.

Participation in CDI:

  • 2014

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20th to the 22th of November 2020

Auditorio Metropolitano de Puebla

Sirio no. 2926, Reserva Territorial Atlixcáyotl-Quetzatcóatl, C.P. 72560, Pue. México.












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