The Man They Call Reveen

 

Synopsis

This one‐hour documentary tells the story behind a little known magician from Australia who went on to become one of the most famous Canadian personalities of the 20th century.

Peter Reveen is a self‐made man who, in the 1961, moved to Canada and created a wildly successful stage career. But it wasn't through sleight of hand; it came through a lot of hard work. A master of magic and the grand illusion, Reveen also perfected mass hypnosis, awakening in his voluntary subjects what he calls “the Superconscious State” to the delight of sold out crowds week after week, month after month, in every major theatre in the country. Until it all came crashing down.

At the top of his game, he created and financed a large touring show of magic and grand illusions. But the crowds weren't ready for that kind of show. It was a bust. He lost everything. But a fan, billionaire Jimmy Pattison, came to his rescue, financing his return to the stage and bringing him back to his former glory. In a career that has spanned five decades, the man who became known by just one name has performed for more than 6‐million people.