ABOUT ED POLGARDY
Ed Polgardy, president of Black Hat Magic Productions, Inc., has been an acclaimed comic book creator-writer-editor, an Emmy-award-winning television producer-director, and a successful feature film writer-producer-director.
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 Spillane, 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.
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 “Masked Mutilator” (featuring “Cabin Fever”'s James DeBello), which he also co-wrote, “The Halfway House” (starring cult-film icon Mary Woronov), “The Ghostmaker” (starring Aaron Dean Eisenberg), “Window Of Opportunity” (with producing partner John Densmore, legendary rock-‘n’-roll drummer from The Doors), “Dark Desire” (featuring “Drugstore Cowboy”’s Kelly Lynch and Michael Nouri from “Flashdance”), “Megachurch Murder” (starring “The Cosby Show”’s Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Corbin Bleu from “High School Musical”, and Romeo Miller star of the TV series “Romeo!”), “The Wretched” (featuring “Hell And High Water”'s John-Paul Howard and Disney Channel star Piper Curda), and “Oh Jerome, No” (starring Mamoudou Athie, Natasha Lyonne, and Georgina Campbell), a television mini-series that is scheduled to air on Fox's FX Network.
He line produced “Boiler Maker” (starring “The Deer Hunter”'s John Savage), 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”, “The Ghostmaker” and “The Wretched”.
Ed Polgardy spends a lot of his time creating and developing intellectual properties for film and TV at Black Hat Magic Productions, Inc., a development, production, and licensing company that he founded in 2010 and he’s currently working on a feature-length horrific crime thriller called “Kill Everything” that he created, co-wrote and is scheduled to direct.