General Magic the Documentary

  • Fawna Xiao
General Magic is a documentary about a tech company in the '90's that tried to invent the smartphone before the internet. It's a story about trying to do the impossible and what do after epic failure.
I was the Production Manager on this project, and like with all small documentary crews, I was in charge of much more than usual. I organized shoots all over the country, varying from traditional interviews in billionaire's homes to filming a real and very massive wildfire in Big Sur. I was in charge of logistics, budgeting, crew, and overall happiness. This film is incredibly ambitious and I have been very proud to be a part of it.