AXN’s The Elements: Cosentino with master illusionist starts Jan 18

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Hailed as Australia’s most successful magician, illusionist and escapologist, AXN’s The Elements: Cosentino will see the man himself performing mesmerising street magic and epic stunts against iconic backdrops in Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Taiwan.

Paul Cosentio. Pic courtesy of Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia

Paul Cosentino. Pic courtesy of Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia

Paul Cosentino’s illusions are so convincing, they are a little scary, read a Straits Times story.

“I had such an incredible experience filming this series in Asia,” said Cosentino. “Despite the language barrier, people’s reactions to magic are universal – from the kids in Manila to royalty in Malaysia. Magic can truly transcend cultural barriers and that’s what The Elements: Cosentino is all about: uniting the region.”

Said Virginia Lim,Senior Vice-President and Head of Content, Production and Marketing, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia: “We also invited celebrities in four countries to assist Cosentino with his tricks so viewers will be excited to see popular and familiar faces appearing in each episode.”

AXN’s four-part series will be themed around the four elements – earth, wind, fire and water. Celebrity appearances in each of the episodes include Asia’s Got Talent’s Alan Wong and Justin Bratton, Singapore’s Aaron Aziz, Tabitha Nauseur and Sezairi, Malaysia’s Diana Danielle, Juliana Evans and Joe Flizzow, Philippines Alex Gonzaga, Bianca King, Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez and Taiwan’s Alex Niu and Ozi.

The Elements: Cosentino will premiere on Thursday, January 18 at 9pm (8pm BKK/JKT) first
and exclusive on AXN.

 

** Cover pic from commons wikimedia.

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Subhadra Devan

A journalist who has been writing about culture, arts and heritage since the 1980s. She is herself gobsmacked to have started the Sunday arts pages for English newspapers in Malaysia, in the new millennium. The passion for these genres rages on.

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