Marlin Briscoe: The Film Project

Years ago, the story of Marlin Briscoe’s life was confined to the pages of a paperback autobiography, The First Black Quarterback. Those pages caught the eye of a few prominent Omaha, Nebraska natives. What began as a simple explanation of the life of Marlin “the Magician” Briscoe was now in the hands of 3 individuals who felt compelled to make that a story for film. David B. Clark, John Beasley and Terry Hanna formed West Omaha Films, LLC in an effort to bring this story from pages to film.

The story of Marlin Briscoe is not just an unfolding story with a beginning, a middle, and an end. It is a story that continues to unfold. In this next segment of our coverage of the man called “The Magician“, we talk with West Omaha Films partner Terry Hanna. Visit for the latest information on the film about this man’s life and listen below as Terrt discusses how this project came to be.


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