Paradox Pollack is an actor, producer, choreographer and movement director. He has worked directly with some of the biggest names in Hollywood including actors Robin Williams, Will Smith, Rene Russo, Chris Hemsworth, and Tom Hiddleston, directors JJ Abrams and Kenneth Branagh, as well as legendary stunt coordinator and second-unit director Vic Armstrong.
Paradox began his theatrical work in circus, and enjoyed a successful career that spanned over 20 years. He was a writer, director, and performer in dozens of shows and toured nation-wide as a dancer, contortionist, and whip-wielding ringmaster.
He was a co-founder of both Dream Circus and Mystic Family Circus (San Francisco). He created shows for Cirque Du Soleil and performed with many other companies, including Circo Zero (San Francisco), Bindlestiff Family (New York), Lucent Dossier (Los Angeles), and Cahin Caha (Paris). His extensive background in the performing arts created the foundation for his work as a fight choreographer and movement director for feature films. Paradox specializes in a variety of dance styles, stage combat, and motion-capture techniques, and for the past 7 years has worked with both film-making veterans and upcoming young stars to build their on-screen movement and fighting styles.
On “I Am Legend”, Paradox was one of 4 core performers doing motion-capture for the zombie hordes, working closely with Will Smith. On “Star Trek”, he designed a variety of movement styles for new alien races. On “Thor”, he worked very closely with Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth, and the Frost Giants to help develop the physicality of their otherworldly characters. On “Snow White and the Huntsman”, he helped develop the movement styles of the faerie creatures. On “Alleulia: The Devils’ Carnival”, he choreographed dance numbers and did movement coaching for angels and demons, in both Heaven and Hell.