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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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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