Los Angeles, CA
Michael Perlin, the creator and director of the film 3 Magic Words, has been on a mission for decades to make this film which he believes
has the ability to make a positive impact in the lives of men, women and children on every continent. Ironically, it was a
fortune cookie he received when he was just 9 years old which read, “One of the great pleasures in life is doing what others
say you cannot do” that inspired him to do everything necessary to make this documentary and have it be available to everyone
on the planet.
It was 1992 when Perlin was fresh out of college, living in Dallas, Texas and working as a waiter at a major restaurant chain.
His great curiosity and interest in all things metaphysical led him to a book that provided many of the answers and wisdom he
had been seeking since childhood. One day in the local used bookstore, he came across a golden yellow book with a magical
genie lamp on the cover, which he had never seen there before. The book was called “Three Magic Words” by Uell Stanley
Andersen (1917- 1986) widely known as U.S. Andersen, which he ended up purchasing for $2.00 and having as his key
inspiration for a modern day response to human kind’s biggest questions.
Originally published in 1954 and later renamed to The Key to Power and Personal Peace in 1972, Three Magic Words
is not about a religion or a sect or a society. In its entirety, it is a series of essays aimed at revealing human being’s power over
all things. Andersen writes that there is only one mover in all creation and that mover is thought.
While reading the book, Perlin discovered many of the answers he was seeking. It was the common theme he had been searching
for all along, and it was so simple. He then became focused on moving West, in spite of doubts and concerns by his family and
lack of money, to realize his vision of revealing these truths and timeless wisdom in a way that everyman and everywoman could
relate to and apply to their lives.
In hindsight, it is a blessing that Perlin did not know just how many obstacles he would encounter to create, direct and complete
a film of this scale. He literally survived the elements while homeless in Southern California at several points and experienced
many Hollywood doors closing in his face along the way. Quite simply it is and has always been his very pure desire to help
other people empower themselves that has gotten the film made and literally available everywhere.