Welcome to Sage Academy – an enchanting school for magical studies! At Sage Academy, you’ll find students who can transform into animals, students who can create and use fire at their own command, and more kinds of spellbinding excitement. However, for those who don’t find themselves in one of the five houses at Sage Academy, they could most likely be found in the class for those with upside-down magic.
In Disney Channel‘s all new, sensational, original movie, Upside-Down Magic, two best-friends Nory (played by Izabela Rose) and Reina (played by Siena Agudong) have the thrilling experience of attending the Sage Academy for Magical Studies. “Reina’s expert ability to harness the power of fire lands her at the top of her class of Flares, but Nory’s wonky magic and proclivity for turning herself into a “Dritten”—a half-kitten, half-dragon—lands her in a class for those with upside-down magic, or UDM, led by the wisecracking groundskeeper and “professor” Budd Skriff (played by Kyle Howard). While stern Headmaster Knightslinger (played by Vicki Lewis) believes the UDM’s unconventional powers leave them vulnerable to dangerous and evil “shadow magic,” Nory and her fellow classmates set out to prove that upside-down magic beats right-side up” (source: press release).
Upside-Down Magic also stars the amazing Elie Samouhi, who plays the fun-loving character of Elliot, a Flare who manages to produce smoke instead of fire, the fabulous Alison Fernandez as Pepper, a spectacularly sassy and rebellious member of the UDM class who has difficulties controlling her telekinetic powers, and the fantastic Max Torina, who plays a mysterious and charming Flyer who can fly up… but can’t fly back down. As the students of the UDM class join together, they show that their “out of the ordinary” powers is what makes them unique, and when they bond together, they are truly unstoppable!
This wondrous film, which is based off of the New York Times best-selling book of the same name, is a brilliantly executed movie with great life lessons about friendship and self-discovery that will stick with viewers forever. The movie encourages viewers to be themselves and harness that special something that makes you… YOU! The outstanding cast truly did such a magnificent job in this film. The cast created more than just a friendship amongst each other – they created a family and their excellent camaraderie is evident both on-set and off-set. Each of the characters in this terrific movie are all so unique in their own way and the cast certainly brought magic to our screens. From incredible stunts to hilarious and heart-warming moments, Disney Channel’s Upside-Down Magic is a beautiful story for kids and their families to watch.
Alexisjoyvipaccess had a marvelous time interviewing the immensely talented cast-members of Upside-Down Magic: Alison Fernandez, Elie Samouhi and Max Torina all about what it was like for them working on the extraordinary DCOM, what’s a memory that sticks out to them the most from working on the movie, which celebrity they would challenge in a Sage Match and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interviews. Max Torina, Elie Samouhi and Alison Fernandez also took on a fun speed round and revealed which two animals they would transform into if they were a Fluxer, what is one item they would take with them to Sage Academy and more – hear what they had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interviews below.
Set your alarms and be sure to tune in to the mesmerizing premiere of Disney Channel’s Upside-Down Magic on July 31st at 8pm! The film will also be available on DisneyNOW starting August 1st.