Harris iii

v2harrishomepageHarris “the Third” is an award-winning illusionist, communicator and the founder of the Istoria Collective, a production company that champions the art of storytelling. He is also the director of the STORY Conference, a gathering designed by creatives, for creatives.

 

Harris has become one of the most respected storytellers and speakers by creating moments that lead to the discovery of #RealMagic, and helping audiences identify the lies and deception that they have been tricked into believing. His knack for communicating “the evidence of things unseen,” and the importance of never losing our sense of “child-like wonder” often opens the eyes and hearts of his audiences as much as his visual performance.

More than a magician, this master of misdirection knows how to attract an audience and hold its attention. From spot-lit stages throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and even the Middle East, to the exclusive, members-only club of Manhattan’s Soho House, Harris’ illusions has captivated spectators in an unusually wide variety of live venues, films, and television appearances.

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 “…Magic is capable of creating moments of wonder that inspire and move people into a place of transformation. It’s about using this world, where seemingly anything is possible, to offer a new perspective, to get people to see the possibilities around them and wonder out loud, ‘What if?’”

His art of storytelling has opened new doors of opportunity for Harris as a respected communicator to conjure up words of inspiration at concerts, conferences, and in multiple video productions. Harris has been called upon by Elvis Presley Enterprises to create custom presentations for Graceland, and asked to deliver creative messages at fundraising events at venues like the Southwest Airlines Corporate Headquarters and TEDx Events.

 

 

 He has graced stages at some of the largest events and conferences in the country, performing for teenagers at BigStuf camps, offering hope to young girls on the Revolve Tour, to sharing truth with married couples at Lifeway Marriage Conferences and Retreats. He’s captivated an audience by creating unexpected arena-sized experiences for Women of Faith, and three separate appearances on the main stage at the Catalyst Conference. Catalyst went on to add Harris to their prestigious and highly-respected Young Influencers List, naming him one of America’s most influential young people.

“#RealMagic is the revealing, the discovery, the wonder of the unexpected that God surrounds us with every day. Truth is waiting to be discovered…we just have to open our eyes…”

Whether he is doing a card trick for a gathered audience on the street, cutting a lady in half on stage, producing film projects, diving into an 85-gallon tank of water, creating a random act of magic (kindness), or authoring his latest book, Harris III is fulfilling his purpose. Through his misdirection, he is revealing truth that will lead us to uncover lives that we were created to live.

“…Every moment of misdirection I create on stage has a purpose; every illusion is intentionally tied together to enlighten, to inspire others to see the deception around them, to learn the truth about lies…and discover their own purpose.”