Michael Goorjian first started acting onstage 20 years ago. Since then, he has won an Emmy Award for his performance in the television movie David’s Mother; starred in the hit television series Party of Five for six years; and appeared in over a dozen films, including Leaving Las Vegas, Chaplin, SLC Punk, and Hard Rain.
Having established himself as an actor of great diversity, Michael began his career as a director by devoting five years of his life directing his first major independent film, Illusion. The film stars Goorjian alongside Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas, and deals with the theme of “following your heart” . . . something Goorjian firmly believes in. Since then, he has directed the Louise L. Hay documentary You Can Heal Your Life and Wayne Dyer’s film The Shift. Michael directed the Tales of Everyday Magic original film anthology.
Something in me knows of a life I was meant to live but for whatever reason, I have not…” Words that ring painfully true for Adam Sheppard, a San Francisco programmer who has spent most of his 30-something years lost in the dim glow of a computer screen. On the verge of a psychotic break, Adam begins to have a recurring dream of his early childhood and the hauntingly rustic town of Mendocino, California, where he grew up. Convinced he has left something behind there, something vital to his present sanity, Adam walks away from his current life to figure out what that is.
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The Magic Hand of Chance takes readers into a world like no other - the circus! This charming and inspiring story focuses on the character Voronin in his pursuit to become the greatest magician in the world.
Following a colourful cast of characters in a traveling Russian circus - the fire-eater, the juggler, the trapeze artist, the acrobats, the contortionist and the clowns - we see hopes dashed, dreams realised, lies told and love grown. Through a series of twists and turns, we watch as Voronin hones his craft while performing around the world. Through his journey, we learn the importance of believing in yourself and your dreams even in the face of negativity. We see that against all odds, it is possible to become who you really want to be.