After using his skills to travel across Europe to save his kidnapped daughter he then survived a plane crash and fought wolves with his bare hands and tiny airplane liquor bottles only to return to find his wife had also been kidnapped and once again he had to use his skills to save his family. Oh, also he was the voice of the lion in that trilogy about Christianity and snow.
In addition, Matthew Pollock is also an award winning, accomplished director/writer/editor who specializes in comedy and nailing a variety of genres with deliberate and eloquent execution. Arguably the most successful director in the digital comedy game resulting in over 2 Billion hits (Yes, with a "B"), Matthew helped build CollegeHumor Originals into the massive brand it is today with 10 million YouTube subscribers and growing. Matthew has directed numerous celebrities and maintains a great repoir with some of the industries best comedians, both on and off the set...some of them will even take his calls. Recent credits include IFC's Comedy Music Hall of Fame (a comedy variety show hosted by Paul F. Tompkins featuring Weird Al, Tenacious D, and many more), a multi-spot campaign for Mentos, Progressive, Reynolds, and Samsung. As well as a Hefty ad that received rave reviews in the comedy community. Most recent work includes a successful prank ad for Ticketmaster that Matthew conceptualized and executed from beginning to end including editing. Two pilots "Graduates", and "Lunchbreak" he directed are currently being shopped, all while he continues directing branded celeb driven content including a recent campaign for Ruffles through CollgeHumor.com starring "Silicon Valley"'s Martin Starr. He brings a very relaxed atmosphere to set, verging on comatose, which he feels allows actors and celebrities to have the spot light, while he guides them through the "funny." He also manages to love CrossFit, but not be annoying about it.
Other credits include NBC's "A Michael Buble Christmas" with Michael Buble and Ed Helms, a Star Wars Collaboration with Lucasfilms and YouTube featuring just to name a few Ben Folds, Weird Al, Chris Daughtry, Reggie Watts, and many more, which received many write-ups including RollingStone, Entertainment Weekly, Hollywood Reporter, and much more. Clients also include Pepsi, Coca Cola, Axe, YouTube, Bupa, Yahoo, Dr. Pepper, Nestea, Trojan, Intel, 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, and Rogue . His work continuously receives massive amounts of write ups, some press outlets include articles from The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, AdWeek, and Entertainment Weekly, and has been seen on NBC, ABC, E!, MTV, and G4. He has also received rave reviews from bears who, as a species, are impressed by his work ethic and tenacity for quality.
Currently Matthew is in pre production on a short festival indie film about his father's death that he wrote and will direct while shopping his three features and TV pilots. Matthew's 2015 seeks to tell stories that need to be told in both the tv/film and web space as well as create ad's that break the mold while captivating the most short attention span of audiences - are those cookies?!