Duke University • Center for Documentary Studies • Fresh Doc Screening
Friday March 9th – 7pm • 1317 W. Pettigrew Street Durham, NC 27705
Sayonara to Hello focuses on the travels and adventures of Steve Marshall as he returns to the
United States for a magic lecture tour after 14 years of performing as a magician and comedic actor in Japan.
When the earthquake / tsunami of 2011 devastated much of Japan and made working as an
entertainer almost impossible, Steve teamed up with mentor and Charlie Chaplin impersonator Billy Scadlock and filmmaker and former clown partner Nic Beery with a plan to tour the East coast towns he and Nic had visited as clowns with the Ringling Bros Circus back in 1984.
Beery’s film goes beyond the tour and performances,searching for what it takes to live a dream that began 40 years ago.
About Nic Beery
A former Ringling Bros. circus clown, Nic now prefers to be behind the camera. His films have been in over 50 festivals from Cannes to New York City, and have won numerous awards, including a recent Emmy nomination and the 2009 Indie Arts award winner in The Independent. Nic is the owner of BeeryMedia.com, a boutique video production company in Carrboro, NC, and co-founder of the Carrboro Film Festival.