Yan Markson

Yan Markson

Yan Markson is one of Canada’s top professional mentalists, magicians, and speakers.

Mentalism at the “Producer’s Ball” for TIFF 2015


I got to perform Mentalism & Mind Reading at the Royal Ontario Museum on Friday night thanks to The Idea Hunter that provided entertainment for TIFF’s 10th Annual Producer’s Ball. 

What a night! 

The atmosphere filled with excitement as actors, producers, directors, writers, and entertainment media filled the beautiful hall in the museum. It is extremely rewarding to perform for an audience that is in such a good mood. 

I’m used to performing my craft for a corporate events, but to make things even more exciting for me, I had the opportunity to get into the minds of some of the artists & media personalities I am personally I fan of.

 Here are a few highlights that were caught on camera by photographer Max Jamali:

Here I am with George Stroumboulopoulos, host of Hockey Night in Canada, although I’ve been watching him since he was on Much Music many years ago! 

I also had the opportunity to mess with Daniel Levy of “Schitt’s Creek” and former Much Music VJ Devon Soltendieck.

Mission Accomplished! Got some great reactions from Max Topplin who I’ve first saw on the TV show “Suits” shot in Toronto.

Here’s the main hall at the Royal Ontario Museum during TIFF’s Producer’s Ball event which also features roaming ballerinas.

Overall, these are the kind of nights that make me extremely grateful that I’ve found a passion in Mentalism & Magic. Hours felt like seconds, and I can’t wait to be back at TIFF again next year!