Korey Pollard – DGA 1st AD, Mentor and Lecturer [Podcast]
Korey Pollard is a DGA first assistant director, mentor, and lecturer.
His previous television and film credits include Salem (WGN), The Player (Sony/NBC), The King of 7B (ABC Family), Kevin From Work (ABC Family), A to Z (NBC), Stephen Bochco’s Murder In the First (TNT), Nashville, (ABC), Rizzoli & Isles (TNT), The Wedding Band (TBS), Lie to Me (FOX), Life (NBC), the critically-acclaimed show Monk (USA), Deadwood (HBO), House (FOX), Grey’s Anatomy (ABC), Boomtown(NBC), and CSI (CBS).
Film credits include: Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Spy Kids 2, And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself, Thirteen Days, Waterworld, Clear & Present Danger, Eye For An Eye, G.I. Jane, That Thing You Do, and Stand By Me, among many others.
He has been on the advisory boards of Compass College of Cinematic Arts and Hollywood Connect.
He also holds a position on The First Assistant Director/Unit Production Manager Committee of The Directors Guild of America.
Highlights from this episode:
- Korey getting his start illegally as a minor on a set
- Rob Reiner coming to shoot a major motion picture by Columbia Pictures in Korey’s hometown – and his crazy story of getting a supporting role in Stand By Me
- Korey’s battle with drugs and his path to sobriety
- Starting as a set dresser and an eye-opening moment with the keyboard player from Wall of Voodoo (financials in entertainment are not what they appear to be)
- Korey’s friendship with Kevin Costner on Waterworld
- Processing trauma – Korey’s “wake up” moment while working on set
- Korey’s upcoming podcast project which explores the healing power of music and the personal struggles industry creatives have battled
Books mentioned in this show:
Body Mind Bridge by Shuna Morelli