Circa 1930, Ritz (Terence Taggart), a magician on top of his game, faces off with a down-and-out magician, Spitz (James Sicard), in a live competition. But the contest is short lived as taking a rabbit out of a hat goes wildly out of hand.

Ritz & Spitz is a short silent-film produced by members of the second cohort of the Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media program at the University of New Mexico. Completed in May 2012, the core team in the Capstone Class project are: Kirby Ann Witte, Megan Helwig, Natasha Wilcox, Kaila Grafeman, and Donovan Heimer.


Terence Taggert as Ritz
James Lawrence Siccard as Spitz
Kelly O' Keefe as Itz
Batman as Rabbitz

Director/ Producer: Kirby Ann Witte
Screen Writer: Padraig Taggert
Director of Cinematography: Aaron Sena
Visual Effects Supervisor: Donovan Heimer
Composer: David Kelly

Special Thanks to Charlie O' dowd

Special Thanks to our VFX Mentor Eric Wilson

Thank you to everyone involved with the completion of this film.

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