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Zig Zag heads to Facebook Watch with “Troy the Magician”

UK indie Zig Zag Productions has launched a short form series on Facebook’s streaming platform Watch featuring British street magician Troy Von Scheibner. Troy the Magician (5 x 6 minutes) includes unseen ...
September 17, 2018

UK indie Zig Zag Productions has launched a short form series on Facebook’s streaming platform Watch featuring British street magician Troy Von Scheibner.

Troy the Magician (5 x 6 minutes) includes unseen footage and clips of the performer’s close-up magic and stunts in London and New York.

Raised in South London, Von Scheibner began performing magic when he was 12 years old. At the age of 15, he was named one of the UK’s top young magicians as he performed his magic for the public. Von Scheibner rose to prominence as the subject of Zig Zag and GroupM Entertainment’s 2014 series Troy for UK pubcaster Channel 4, which ran for two seasons.

 Zig Zag’s Andy Scott serves as executive producer on Troy the Magician.

Troy The Magician has been created for Facebook Watch, and will be available to audiences around the world following the platform’s recent global expansion. To watch Troy The Magician on Facebook Watch, Facebook’s video platform, click here. Watch is available for free on mobile apps, desktop and Facebook’s TV apps.

Troy the Magician will be made available to global audiences via Facebook Watch following the platform’s international expansion in August. Watch’s global roll out came one year after Facebook first launched the free platform in the U.S. At the time, it was producing content for the platform with a range of partners including A&E, National Geographic and Hearst, among others.

Recent Zig Zag productions include Blink for Channel 4 and Fuse Media in the U.S., Body Bizarre for TLC and Discovery Networks, and Ultimate Brain for CBBC, among others.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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