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Birth Place: Profession: Visual Effects ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Producer (feature film)

1.
Transformers 4 (2014)
Four years after the previous battle between the Autobots and Decepticons, a new war is brewing.
2.
Lone Ranger, The (2013)
Native American warrior Tonto and man of the law John Reid are opposites brought together by fate and must join forces to battle greed and corruption.

Animation (feature film)

3.
Innerspace (1987) as Animation Photography (Ilm)
4.
Golden Child, The (1986) as Animation Camera Operator (Ilm)
Eddie Murphy is a detective with a special knack for finding missing children. His services are requested (since he is the "Chosen One" ) to find the "Golden Child, " a Bhuddist mystic who was kidnapped by an evil sorcerer. Murphy plays his usual wise-cracking self in this comical take on the mystical.

Visual Effects (feature film)

5.
Pacific Rim (2013)
When a powerful extraterrestrial force, giant monsters known as Kaiju, attack Earth and threaten the very existence of humanity, the planet's inhabitants fight back by piloting giant robots in an effort to save their home from annihilation.
6.
Super 8 (2011)
Six friends witness a train wreck while making a super 8 movie, only to discover that something unimaginable escaped during the crash. They soon discover that the only thing more mysterious than what it is, is what it wants.
7.
Hugo (2011)
12-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, his survival depending on secrets and anonymity. When he gets involved with an eccentric girl and the owner of the station's toy booth, his undercover life is put in jeopardy.
8.
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011)
When a bomb destroys the Kremlin, the IMF and its members are labeled as terrorists intent on inciting a global nuclear war. Ethan Hunt and his team must unravel the conspiracy to clear the agency's reputation and prevent another attack.
9.
Rango (2011)
Rango is a chameleon living as an ordinary family pet that dreams of being a fearless hero and is challenged to become just that when he inadvertently becomes the sheriff of a lawless desert town called Dirt.
10.
Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
In the glamorous world of New York City, Rebecca Bloomwood is a fun-loving girl who is really good at shopping--a little too good, perhaps. She dreams of working for her favorite fashion magazine, but can't quite get her foot in the door--until ironically, she snags a job as an advice columnist for a financial magazine published by the same company. As her dreams are finally coming true, she goes to ever more extreme efforts to keep her past from ruining her future.
11.
Avatar (2009)
A paraplegic soldier finds himself caught between his fellow humans and an alien race on the planet Pandora when he takes on an avatar, a new identity and body that will help him to blend in with the inhabitants while on a mission from Earth.
12.
Speed Racer (2008)
Hurtling down the track, careening around, over and through the competition, Speed Racer is a natural behind the wheel. Born to race cars, Speed is aggressive, instinctive and, most of all, fearless. His only real competition is the memory of the brother he idolized--the legendary Rex Racer--whose death in a race has left behind a legacy that Speed is driven to fulfill. Speed is loyal to the family racing business, led by his father, Pops Racer, the designer of Speed's thundering Mach 5. When Speed turns down a lucrative and tempting offer from Royalton Industries, he not only infuriates the company's maniacal owner but uncovers a terrible secret--some of the biggest races are being fixed by a handful of ruthless moguls who manipulate the top drivers to boost profits. If Speed won't drive for Royalton, Royalton will see to it that the Mach 5 never crosses another finish line. The only way for Speed to save his family's business and the sport he loves is to beat Royalton at his own game. With the support of his family and his loyal girlfriend, Trixie, Speed teams with his one-time rival--the mysterious Racer X--to win the race that had taken his brother's life: the death-defying, cross-country rally known as The Crucible.
13.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Heroes Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann are allied with Captain Barbossa in a desperate quest to free Captain Jack Sparrow from his mind-blowing trap in Davy Jones Locker; meanwhile, the terrorizing ghost ship, the Flying Dutchman and Davy Jones--under the control of the East India Trading Company--wreaks havoc across the Seven Seas. Navigating through treachery, betrayal and wild waters, they must forge their way to exotic Singapore and confront the cunning Chinese pirate Sao Feng. Now headed beyond the very ends of the earth, each must ultimately choose a side in a final, titanic battle as their lives and fortunes--and the entire future of the freedom-loving pirate way--hang in the balance.
14.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Captain Jack Sparrow is caught up in another tangled web of supernatural intrigue. Although the curse of the Black Pearl has been lifted, an even more terrifying threat looms over its captain and scurvy crew: it turns out that Jack owes a blood debt to the legendary Davy Jones, Ruler of the Ocean Depths, who captains the ghostly Flying Dutchman, which no other ship can match in speed and stealth. Unless the ever-crafty Jack figures a cunning way out of this Faustian pact, he will be cursed to an afterlife of eternal servitude and damnation in the service of Jones. This startling development interrupts the wedding plans of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, who once again find themselves thrust into Jack's misadventures, leading to escalating confrontations with sea monsters, very unfriendly islanders, flamboyant soothsayer Tia Dalma and even the mysterious appearance of Will's long-lost father, Bootstrap Bill. Meanwhile, ruthless pirate hunter Lord Cutler Beckett of the East India Trading Company sets his sights on retrieving the fabled "Dead Man's Chest." According to legend, whoever possesses the Dead Man's Chest gains control of Davy Jones, and Beckett intends to use this awesome power to destroy every last Pirate of the Caribbean once and for all. For times are changing on the high seas, with businessmen and bureaucrats becoming the true pirates--and freewheeling, fun-loving buccaneers like Jack and his crew threatened with extinction.
15.
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) as Visual Effects Supervisor
The galaxy is weary after three long years of war. Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi have become legendary heroes in their campaigns against the droid forces of the evil General Grievous. Anakin and his secret wife, Padme Amidala, have been separated for months, and he finally reunites with her to
16.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) as Visual Effects Supervisor
A tale of adventure set during the 17th Century in the Caribbean Sea. For the roguish yet charming Captain Jack Sparrow, the crystalline waters of the Caribbean, like the high seas the world over, present a vast playground where adventure and mystery abound. But Jack's idyllic life capsizes after his nemesis, the wily Captain Barbossa, steals his ship, the Black Pearl, and later attacks the town of Port Royal, kidnapping the Governor's beautiful daughter, Elizabeth Swann. Elizabeth's childhood friend, Will Turner, joins forces with Jack to commandeer the fastest ship in the British fleet, the HMS Interceptor, in a gallant attempt to rescue her and recapture the Black Pearl. The duo and their crew are pursued by Elizabeth's betrothed, the debonair, ambitious Commodore Norrington, aboard the HMS dauntless. Unbeknownst to Will, there is a curse that has doomed Barbossa and his crew to live forever as the undead--when exposed to moonlight, they are exposed to living skeletons. The curse they carry can be broken, only if a once-plundered treasure is restored.
17.
Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (2002) as Visual Effects Supervisor
Set ten years after the events of "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace", not only has the galaxy undergone significant change, but so have our familiar heroes Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padme Amidala, and Anakin Skywalker, as they are thrown together again for the first time since the Trade Federation in
18.
Mission to Mars (2000) as Visual Effects Supervisor
A team of astronauts must rescue several explorers lost on the surface of Mars.
19.
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) as Visual Effects Supervisor
Two Jedi Knights must protect a young queen from a mysterious creature who wants to destroy her.
20.
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
In her efforts to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease, Dr. Susan McAlester implants human brain tissue into sharks. The experiment backfires, producing a horrifying species of killer sharks with the capacity to think like humans.
21.
Star Trek: First Contact (1996) as Visual Effects Supervisor
The USS Enterprise must travel back in time to fight an ominous alien race set to take over humanity.
22.
Mission: Impossible (1996) as Visual Effects Supervisor
A former Russian spy selling international intelligence on the black market... a list containing names of the top undercover agents in the world... a corrupt agent doubling for an unknown organization... a mysterious arms dealer... a spy agency ready to disavow the actions or existence of any of its members captured or killed... and one man on a mission that seems impossible.
23.
Star Trek: Generations (1994) as Visual Effects Supervisor (Ilm)
As the maiden voyage of the third Enterprise is occuring, it is called to save two ships from an energy ribbon, in which Kirk dies. However years later he is needed by Picard to stop an evil villian.
24.
Baby's Day Out (1994) as Visual Effects Supervisor (Ilm)
Three Criminals have trouble holding onto a baby they have kidnapped.
25.
Hudson Hawk (1991) as Visual Effects Supervisor (Rome/Budapest)
A man released from prison after ten years, plans to live a normal life. But his friend is in trouble and will be killed unless he steals some paintings by Leonardo Da Vinci.
26.
Hunt For Red October, The (1990) as Associate Visual Effects Supervisor (Ilm)
A Russian commander decides to defect, taking Russia's newest nuclear sub with him. CIA agent Jack Ryan must track him down.
27.
Spaced Invaders (1990) as Visual Effects Supervisor
Martians attack earth on the 50th anniversary broadcast of "The War of the Worlds."

Art Department (feature film)

28.
Abyss, The (1989) as Computer Graphics Designer (Ilm)
In an attempt to recover a sunken nuclear ship, a group sent by the Navy discovers a majestic underwater creature.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

29.
Hook (1991) as Post Photography Supervisor (Ilm)
A grown up Peter Pan has to fight off the return of Captain Hook.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

30.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Together

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