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.

Paradox Pollack

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Performer Profile


  • Gender:
    Male
  • Height:
    5 feet 11 in
  • Weight:
    170 lbs
  • Age Range:
    25 – 50
  • Physique:
    Athletic
  • Hair Color:
    Salt/Pepper
  • Hair Length:
    Short
  • Eyes:
    Hazel
  • Voice Type:
    Baritone

 

Film


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

Commercials


“VAMPIRE” Dracula Orange French Telecom/ Brian BuckleyBrian Buckley

Theater


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

Performer Skills


  • Performance Skills:
    Martial Arts, Dancing, Stunts, Voiceover, Improvisation
  • Athletic Skills:
    Martial Arts
  • Accents:
    Russian, British, French, Southern
  • Musical Instruments:
    Drums, Harmonica, Flute, Trombone
  • Dance:
    Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern, Club/Freestyle, Waltz, Capoeira

Education


  • 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