In addition to his award winning work as a psychiatrist, educator, and performer, Dr. Bruce Ballon is also a popular consultant for film, television, and other media forms. He is a highly sought after professional media advisor & subject expert in mental health. He also trains actors in various roles that pertain to portraying mental health and addiction issues. He has also served as an expert consultant including professional advisor, advising as screenplay consultant, script content consultant, story line consultant, and production consultant. A few examples include script consulting and developing Jake Epstein’s manifestation of bipolar disorder for his character Craig Manning on Degrassi: The Next Generation; technical advisor, reviewer, and segment writing for TVO’s Planet Parent; helping train actor John Leguizamo to take on the role of a crystal meth user in the film Assault on Precinct 13; and more.
Dr. Ballon also is a respected consultant and collaborator in the field of magic, mentalism and the illusion arts. He has worked with many creators in the field, and produced various devices, presentations, and productions for performers internationally. Some of these are more known than others (such as the Death Toll, Impulse, Carcosa Box, Spirit Voices, Spirit Bell), and shared routines performed by other magicians (you can find them on YouTube with a careful search). Most of this work remains underground by the nature of the material: many performers have had unique bits of business crafted by Dr. Ballon that remains their secret!
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