Upright Pictures, Inc.

Content creation | Branding | Production Services

“Our firm has hired Cheryl many times. She consistently helped us get the most out of all every dollar we spent. Above that, she inspired us to make good creative decisions. Cheryl possesses the rare combination of outstanding artistic skills and a strong business sense. Not only did each engagement get better with her involvement, so did I. Cheryl’s passion for her work and incredible attention-to-detail helped me learn more about our craft. Additionally, as a person, she is extremely bright and professional. But it’s her warmth, good nature and grace makes her one of my favorite people to work with.”

— Joe Kubic | COO Adcom Group


“Cheryl is a talented producer, with a great eye for both artistic and budgetary detail. She is a delight to work with!”

— Bill Macomber | Fancy Film Post Services


“I have worked with Cheryl both as a co-worker and valued client. She is clear, creative and professional. She organized shows so well that it was easy to ht the deadlines and focus on the art. I look forward to working with her again on more projects.”

— Thomas Chan | Amalgamated Sound & Picture


“Working with Cheryl Pollak means working with a professional. I met Cheryl more than 20 years ago on a short film. It was her first project as a producer. It was also my first project as a cinematographer. She was able to provide a well-organized and inspiring environment for the entire crew. It has always been a great pleasure to work with Cheryl. Her personality and expertise in filmmaking is a gift for the people she is working with. After 20 years as a DOP on feature films and TV movies, Cheryl is one of the best I have worked with.”

— Holly Fink | Cinematographer


"Cheryl and I have worked together on an almost daily basis for over 10 years. During that time, we worked on a variety of creative projects. She has a dynamic way of working with people and projects. She brings together the practical with the intuitive in a way that is clear and empowering. She also has the ability to make quick decisions that are best for any project. I would highly recommend her for any project or position and would definitely be excited to work with her in the future. I've benefited in my career from her creative problem-solving, tireless work ethic and willingness to do whatever it takes to create the end product."

— Gretta Adams | Graphic Designer


“Cheryl is not only multi-talented and professional, she is a breath of fresh air. I’ve worked for many different producers and directors and Cheryl stands out as having a clear vision of what she wants and being able to communicate it immediately, pleasantly and effectively. It’s always a joy to work with her.”

— Lani Minella | CEO AudioGodz, Voice Actor and Director


“Cheryl is a seriously kick-ass producer. I’ve known her since 1990 and have worked with her on many projects over the years. She has the iron-fist-in-the-velvet-glove temperament that is essential to a good producer. She is familiar with all aspect of pre-production, production and post and knows how to keep things running smoothly. I can’t recommend her enough.”

— Adam Levine | Editor


“Cheryl is one of those people who just makes you stop, take notice and say “Wow!” She has the unparalleled ability to manage all facets of a production with extreme detail and care while maintaining a great rapport with staff and talent. She sets a clear vision that is easy for everyone to follow, but is also receptive to the ideas of others. She commands great respect from those she works with. It has been my sincere pleasure to work with Cheryl and I look forward to many more future opportunities to do so.”

— Kyle Davidson | Compassion International


"Cheryl Pollak is one of the best producers I have ever worked with. She possesses a strong sense of purpose and focus, combining her inspiring work ethic and sincere devotion to her clients with her fun and vibrant personality. Cheryl has the common sense, fearlessness, leadership and clear vision to get things done right the first time.”

— Nell Wade | Writer, Voice Actor


“Cheryl is an outstanding producer of documentary, film and television. I have worked with her many times over the last 20 years and have always found her to be extremely professional and creative, a pleasure to work with.”

— Charles Olins | Composer