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Ed Polgardy has been an Emmy-award-winning television producer-director, a successful feature film writer-producer-director, and an acclaimed comic book creator-writer-editor since the early 1980's.


 

Publishing

Polgardy co-created the internationally acclaimed hit comic book series FROM THE DARKNESS and FROM THE DARKNESS: BLOOD VOWS, and wrote the graphic novel adaptation of Quentin Tarantino's FROM DUSK 'TIL DAWN.

As Senior Editor at Jim Shooter's Defiant Comics, he developed, wrote, and edited several hit titles, including THE GOOD GUYS and DARK DOMINION (penciled by SPIDER-MAN co-creator Steve Ditko).

Polgardy also held the Editor-in-Chief position at BIG Entertainment where he worked with celebrity concept creators John Jakes, Mickey Spillaine,  Tom Clancy, and Neil Gaiman. The resulting intellectual properties were licensed to Miramax, Alliance Entertainment, and ABC TV.

 

Television

Polgardy’s television work includes producing and directing TODAY’S ENVIRONMENT, starring Ed Begley, Jr., MILLENNIUM, hosted by Peter Weller, and THE BEST OF WINE AND FOOD, featuring George Hamilton. He also produced and directed .COM and .COM KIDS, starring Mark Hamill, ELEGANCE WITH IVANA, featuring Ivana Trump, WOMEN IN CHARGE, with Nancy Glass, FIRST PRIORITY, hosted by Hunter Tylo, HEALTHY SOLUTIONS, starring Mariette Hartley, and MONSTERAMA, featuring Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson.

In 2002, Polgardy helped create Price/Parker, a television production company where he developed, produced, and directed IDENTITY, which aired on The Learning Channel.

 

Television Awards

Polgardy’s TV work has garnered him numerous accolades, including multiple gold and platinum Telly and Aurora awards, but he is most proud of the Emmy he won for producing and directing a half-hour television special for the IRS in 2001.

 

Feature Films

As a screenwriter, Polgardy has had a number of his feature-film scripts optioned for production, including SKINS at Smart Egg Pictures, HAMMERLOCK at Films Around The World, and SENIORS at CRC Entertainment

Polgardy produced the motion pictures THE HALFWAY HOUSE (starring cult-film icon Mary Woronov), DARK DREAMS (featuring CABIN FEVER's James DeBello), and BOX OF SHADOWS (starring Aaron Dean Eisenberg).

BOX OF SHADOWS Official Trailer from Box of Shadows on Vimeo.

He line produced BOILER MAKER (featuring THE DEER HUNTER's John Savage and RESCUE ME's Jack McGee)...

...and co-produced LAID TO REST (featuring Lena Headey and Thomas Dekker from TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES).

As a second unit director, Polgardy worked on DEATH’S DOOR, LAID TO REST, DARK HOUSE, and BOX OF SHADOWS, and he is currently preparing a horror/ fantasy film called THE CRAVING, which he is scheduled to direct.

At Present

Polgardy spends a lot of his time creating and developing intellectual properties for film and TV at CinemaGraphix Entertainment, a development, production, and licensing company that he co-founded in 2004, which launches its movie and television projects as comic-book series, graphic novels, and motion comics.

The first CinemaGraphix release, THE NIGHT DRIVER, received rave reviews and is currently being made into an animated movie, for European television, that features the vocal talents of Jeffrey Combs and Daniel Roebuck.

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Photos

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Photo Scott Singer

Ed Polgardy (left) directing
a scene from SENIORS.

 

      Art by Jim Balent

Art by Dan Brereton

The FROM THE DARKNESS and

FROM DUSK TILL DAWN

graphic novels.

Emmy Award.
 

Photo by Blaine Eisner

Thinking between takes ( Ed Polgardy

and Chang Tseng on the set of

LAID TO REST).

 

Photo by Naomi Ueno

Night shooting in downtown LA

(BOX OF SHADOWS).

 

Photo by Naomi Ueno

Discussing a shot with the maestro

(1st AD David Brunsman, producer Ed

Polgardy, and director Mauro Borrelli).

 

Photo by Karman Kruschke

The BOILER MAKER Boys

(line producer Ed Polgardy, producer

T.J. Castronovo, actor Arie Verveen,

and writer-director Paul T. Murray).

 

  Photo: Al Romano  

Photo: John Perino

A snapshot from the BOILER MAKER

premier screening in Beverly Hills and a

photo from the red carpet entry way to

the LAID TO REST / Wrath of Con party

at the San Diego Comic Con.

 

Photo by Blaine Eisner

Nick Principe (Chromeskull) discusses

his salary with Co-Producer Ed Polgardy.

 

Photo by Blaine Eisner

Ed Polgardy overseeing production

on the set of LAID TO REST.

 

Photo by Vanessa Velez

Ed Polgardy directing second unit on

DARK HOUSE.

 

Artwork by Christopher LaGasse

Ed Polgardy (left) and Darin Scott (right)

implement their CinemaGraphix

business plan.

 

Photo by Mike Gaglio

The CinemaGraphix gang (from L to R:

Chris Jackson, Chris LaGasse, Darin

Scott, John Cork, and Ed Polgardy)

celebrating the release of their first

graphic novel, THE NIGHT DRIVER,

at the 2006 San Diego Comic Con.

 


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