Wizard Mode (2016)

Wizard Mode (2016)

In the game of pinball, there is no greater reward than Wizard Mode – a hidden level that is only unlocked when a player completes a series of lightning-speed challenges. Robert Gagno has dedicated most of his life to mastering Wizard Mode, and is now one of the top pinball players in the world. He also happens to have autism. Refusing to believe their son was locked into a limited future, his parents supported his love of pinball as he practiced non-stop, developing an exceptional talent for the game. But now Robert’s real challenge lies outside the game on his journey to shed his youth and gain independence. Wizard Mode is a candid personal perspective on autism through the life of one of the world’s greatest pinball players. The film follows Robert as he seeks to balance his quest to become a world pinball champion and his growing real world responsibilities, culminating at the largest pinball tournament in the world, Pinburgh, in Pittsburgh, PA.

Genre: Documentary

Director: Jeff Petry, Nathan Drillot

Producer: Jeff Petry, Nathan Drillot


Cast: Robert Gagno, Kathy Gagno, Maurizio Gagno