About The Magicians

Paul Pistore

Magician, and Designer

Paul’s magic career started when he was still in highschool. Starting out doing birthdays and family events, the shows quickly grew into full fledged stage shows around the central California and Monterey Bay area.

Paul found Zucchini’s Tricks-n-Things when it was a fledgling company on Monterey’s Cannery Row. Where Paul came to the attention of local theatrical companies. He began designing illusions for shows. This started his long running career as a special effects artist, builder and designer in Film and TV. 


Movie puppetry and Special Effects

Paul has worked as a puppeteer and SPFX Technician on major motion pictures: 

Batman Returns, Alien Resurrection, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Men in Black 2 and many others. 

Paul has worked for directors like Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton, ​Barry Sonnenfeld, Kevin Smith and Tony Scott to name a few.


Performer and Creator

Paul performed ​Mister Moose​ on the critically acclaimed, The All New Captain Kangaroo TV series, where he earned a Telly Award for excellence in children's entertainment. 

Paul’s puppetry and voice acting have been featured on Saban’s Masked Rider as well as Power Rangers TV shows and movies. 

Paul co-created and co-starred in the 3D TV show, Apartment51, a two time Omni Award winner.


Life in Southeast Asia

Paul moved to Singapore in 2004 and has added his talents in voice acting to programming featured on some of Southeast Asia’s most popular Kid’s TV shows like the Anime hit, One Piece, Masked Rider, Dan Doh!, YuGiOh, and many, many more.

He’s voiced commercials for LEGO, Singapore Airlines, M1, Ikea, AIA Insurance,and many more.  


After moving to Singapore for what was intended to be a short one to two year contract, he found himself in great demand.

Paul was headhunted by Universal Studios Singapore and hired to build a technical support team for their collections of Velociraptors, Transformers, Sesame Street characters and other complex puppetry and costume work. 


Business Owner, entrepreneur

Seeing the rapidly growing entertainment business in Singapore, Paul decided that he needed to start a local company using local talent to create Hollywood level special effects. With that idea, Core Crew Fx was born. 5 years later Paul’s company is a premier destination for companies in the region seeking the best in Special Fx.   

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