PARADOX POLLACK is an actor,producer and movement director. He has worked directly with some of the biggest names in film 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.
Pollack 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 (France). His extensive background in the performing arts created the foundation for his work as a fight choreographer and movement director for feature films.
Pollack specializes in a variety of dance styles, stage combat, and performance-capture techniques, and for the past 7 years has worked with both film veterans and upcoming young stars to build their on-screen movement and fighting styles.
Pollack’s first film role was in What Dreams May Come, as a hellion that torments Robin Williams and Max von Sydow. He went on to work on I Am Legend, where he helped choreograph all zombies featured in the film, and served as stunt-double for the main zombie who faces off with Will Smith’s character. He helped develop the character movement for the alien races in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek, as well as the supernatural monsters and Asgardian Gods in Kenneth Branagh’s Thor.
Paradox’s current projects include directing the music video CAT SKILLZ for Beats Antique, the movement direction and fight choreography for Batgirl: The Webseries and is excited to bring his sensibility to the initiation rites of Stephanie Brown, the young Batgirl into her adulthood in the world of Gotham.
Pollack has taken on the role of producer, joining the team that is developing Starhawk’s beloved novel,The Fifth Sacred Thing, into a major motion picture. He is deeply committed to this particular story because it perfectly addresses the political, cultural, and spiritual issues we face in our rapidly changing world.
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5 feet 11 in
- Age Range:
25 – 50
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|THOR||Movement Director||Raleigh Studios/ Keneth Branagh (Dir.)|
|Snow White and the Huntsman||Movement Director||Rupert Sanders|
|Star Trek||Movement Coach/Creature Choreographer||Paramount – JJ Abrams|
|I Am Legend||Alpha Guard/ Alpha Stunt Double/Creature Choreographer||Warner Brothers/ Francis Lawrence|
|What Dreams May Come||Hellion – Creature Movement||Vincent Ward|
|Orphans of Delerium||Self, The Gut||Vertical Pool/Antero Alli|
|Tragos||Changeling||Vertical Pool/ Antero Alli|
|“VAMPIRE”||Dracula||Orange French Telecom/ Brian BuckleyBrian Buckley|
|The Trial of Yambo Yate||Yambo Yate||Mystic family Circus / Paradox Pollack|
|Automatrix, Napolean Pullapart part 1 through 6, Monkey Boy of Thelsazar, The Bacchae||Aegisthus, Merlin and 10 other character roles,Mistress of Ceremonies, Cadmus (King)||Big Mess Theatre – Philadelphia 1985-1992|
|Twelfth Night||Orsino||Wharehouse Theatre – Mendicino, CA/ Patrick Page|
|Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay||Giovanni (Lead)||Wharehouse Theatre – Mendicino, CA|
|The Maids||Claire||Painted bride Arts Center – Philadelphia, PA|
|Mystic Family Circus for Cirque du Soleil (opening of KA)||Ringmaster||Cirque du Soleil/ MGM Grand Hotel – Las Vegas|
- Performance Skills:
Martial Arts, Dancing, Stunts, Voiceover, Improvisation
- Athletic Skills:
Russian, British, French, Southern
- Musical Instruments:
Drums, Harmonica, Flute, Trombone
Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern, Club/Freestyle, Waltz, Capoeira
- Ritual Theatre, San Francisco, 1985Antero Alli, Keith Hennessey, San Francisco Mime Troupe, Grotowski Technique
- Dance, Philadelphia and San Francisco, 1992Sara Mann, Masaki Iwana, Hiroko Tamano, Manfred Fishbeck
- Martial Arts, Yao Kung Moon – San Francisco , 1996Sifu: Richard Ow
- Stunt Training, Vic Armstrong, Tony Vincent, Joey Box, 2005
- Asian Dance, Pak Cerita(Bali), Pak Tutor (Bali), Eko Supriyanto (java), 1990
- Ritual Chanting and Movement, One People Voice, Grady Cousins, Pak Wenton (Cal Arts), 2000
- Direction of Large Groups , Pepe Ozan, Burning Man Operas 1993-2001, 1993
- Music Composition, Eric Oberthaler, 2005
- Circus Arts (Acrobatics, Bullwhip, Juggling, Fabric), Bindlestiff Family Circus, various artists, 2004