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Editing (feature film)

Carrie (2013)
Carrie White is a shy outcast at high school and has been sheltered by her deeply religious mother. When Carrie is pushed too far at her senior prom, she unleashes telekinetic terror on the entire town.
Total Recall (2012)
Factory worker Douglas Quaid believes that he is a spy in an escalating conflict between neighboring nation states.
Whistleblower, The (2011)
Kathy Bolkovac is an American police officer who takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country are dashed when she uncovers a dangerous reality of corruption, cover-ups and intrigue amid a world of private contractors and multina
Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice, continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead - and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.
Sin Nombre (2009)
After murdering his gang's leader, a teenager joins a family of Honduran immigrants making the dangerous journey across Mexico to the United States, avoiding a fellow gang member who has been sent to kill him along the way.
Flash of Genius (2008)
The Kearns were a typical 1960's Detroit family, trying to live their version of the American Dream. Local university professor Bob married teacher Phyllis and, by their mid-thirties, had six kids who brought them a hectic but satisfying Midwestern experience. When Bob invents a device that would ev
Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
In the year 2056--the not so distant future--an epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet. Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GeneCo, a biotech company that offers organ transplants--for a price. Those who miss their payments are scheduled for repossession and hunted by villainous Repo Men
Gossip (2008)
Reeling from a nasty divorce, a newly-single mother retreats to her hometown where gossip that she's having an affair with her now-married high school sweetheart threatens to undo her.
Grey Gardens (2007)
Two eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy made headlines when the health department threatened to raid their flea-and raccoon-infested East Hampton, New York, estate.
Black Dahlia, The (2006)
Elizabeth "Betty" Short, a 22-year-old aspiring actress from the East Coast who wore a delicate flower in her raven hair and became many things to many people--dear friend, beloved sister, estranged daughter, frequent girlfriend and accused prostitute. On January 15, 1947, she was discovered brutall
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005) as Associate Editor
With only a few hours left in the calendar year, Precinct 13, one of Detroit''s oldest precinct houses, is closing. Amid heavy snowfall and unsafe road conditions, only a few lawmen remain on duty for New Year''s Eve. They are headed by Sergeant Jake Roenick, a good cop wrestling with bad memories of a fatal undercover ''op'' from the previous spring. Roenick and Precinct 13 have both seen better days. Early on December 31st, deep in the city, formidable crime lord Marion Bishop, is cornered by an undercover cop. Their ensuing struggle leaves the cop dead--and Bishop, captured, by the Organized Crime and Racketeering Squad that Marcus Duvall runs. Bishop is handcuffed and herded onto a prison bus with several criminals: junkie Beck, hustler Smiley, and gang member Anna. But the battering snowstorm stops the bus well short of its high-security destination and strands it at the remote Precinct 13-- where, as night falls, the prisoners are temporarily incarcerated. This influx of prisoners irks Roenick, almost as much as visiting police psychologist Alex Sabian does. But Precinct 13''s provocative secretary Iris Ferry and salty veteran cop Jasper "Old School" O''Shea won''t let the increasing workload deter them from celebrating--until two masked gunmen break in and attack the guards from the bus. The gunmen are just barely beaten back, and everyone inside Precinct 13 realizes that more will come--to extract crime lord Bishop, but also armed and ready to shoot anyone and everyone else. The cops, looking to the reluctant Roenick for leadership, and the cons, looking to the steely Bishop for an angle, must join forces to live. Fortifying themselves with minimal weaponry and maximum courage, they will not go gently into the bad night. As they fight to the death, the thin lines between good and bad bleed together.
Connie and Carla (2004) as First Assistant Avid Editor
Connie and Carla are two small-town ''girls'' whose dreams of stardom have taken them nowhere. From their debut in a school cafeteria to their current gig slinging drinks and belting out tunes at a Midwestern airport lounge, the singing and dancing duo simply refuse to let the less-than-enthusiastic crowd response dampen their showbiz drive. For Connie and Carla, everything''s coming up roses, naysaying boyfriends and snoring audience members notwithstanding. The girls lose one of their few supporters when their boss Frank ends up on the wrong end of a criminal deal--a scene they unfortunately happen to witness. Quicker than a fast change in the second act, Connie and Carla pack up their battered dreams and extensive assortment of wigs and costumes and hit the road, running for their lives. Convinced the killers will never look for them in a place utterly devoid of culture, the pair ends up in the Land of Dreamers, Los Angeles. In a new place with new identities, they create a cover (with a lot of cover-up) that makes them the toast of the town--headlining in a local drag club, they soon find the acclaim that has always eluded them, singing the show tunes they''ve always loved. Being famous is their dream come true--who cares if includes a tiny little lie? But trying to keep their secret turns out to be a real drag, especially when Connie meets Jeff, a real nice guy with whom she''d really like to be a real girl.
Death to Smoochy (2002) as 1st Assistant Editor
Randolph Smiley has it all--as star of the highest rated kid's show on TV, "Rainbow Randolph" has a penthouse, a Times Square billboard, cars, boats and all the indulgence that celebrity brings. Randolph also has an alcohol problem and a penchant for taking bribes from stage parents. These under-the
Loser (2000) as 1st Assistant Film Editor
Young and sheltered Paul leaves his Midwestern town to attend New York University, but he is frustrated by the antipathy of his new roommates, who instantly brand him a loser and conspire to drive him from the dorm. His spirits are bolstered when he catches sight of beautiful co-ed Dora, but his eff
Shanghai Noon (2000) as Assistant Editor
Acrobatic Chinese Imperial Guard Chon Wang comes to America to rescue beautiful, kidnapped Princess Pei Pei. Upon transporting her ransom, Chon finds himself on the very train that Roy O''Bannon, an outlaw of dubious competence, plans to rob. They reluctantly become partners when faced with bad-seed Marshall Van Cleef who''d rather neither one of them make it off the train alive.
Mystery, Alaska (1999) as Assistant Film Editor (Canada)
A publicity stunt turns into the ultimate lopsided competition, when the world-famous New York Rangers face-off against the team from Mystery, Alaska, a hockey-loving town of only 633 people. Team Mystery is a rag-tag collection of eccentric locals including the town's sheriffs, its grocer, a delive
Snow Day (1999) as 1st Assistant Editor (Canada)
During one warm Syracuse winter, the Brandston family struggles through their daily routines, while daughter Natalie prays for snow. Her wish comes true when an unexpected snowstorm arrives, canceling school. Alas, before long the dreaded Snowplow Man is on the job making it his mission to have school back in session. Now Natalie must make every effort to sabotage the Snowplow Man, while her parents and two brothers simultaneously struggle to accomplish their own difficult goals.
Urban Legend (1998) as 1st Assistant Editor (Toronto)
Behind the gothic stone facade and pretentious air of art history and tradition at New England's Pendelton College--just named the safest university in the country--classic urban legends are being realized with fatal results. But who is doing it? And why? As Pendelton's American folklore instructor,
Simple Wish, A (1997) as Assistant Editor
Anabel Greening is the daughter of a Broadway actor who is threatening to move the family to Nebraska if he does not receive a part in a new musical. When a "fairy godmother" - actually an absent-minded man - attempts to grant Anabel her wish to stay in New York, he accidentally leaves his wand beh
Harriet the Spy (1996) as Assistant Editor
Harriet M Welsch is a savvy spy. Every day, disguised in her foolproof spy outfit, the fearless sixth-grader travels her spy route, cannily observing the world around her and scribbling even the minutest detail into her secret spy notebook. Harriet is determined to be a famous writer when she grows
Stupids, The (1996) as Assistant Editor
When Stanley Stupid and his spirited wife Joan wake up to find their garbage stolen right out of the can--again--Stanley vows not to take it anymore! Is nothing sacred? But oh what a tangled web we weave when we are a Stupid. In his effort to get to the bottom of this heinous crime, Stanley lays a cunning trap to lure back the thieves. As expected, they take the bait, and he follows their getaway truck to the dump where he inadvertently stumbles on a covert weapons deal led by a couple of military men gone bad. Completely oblivious to what the Colonel and his sidekick are up to, Stanley believes there is a more sinister element at work here--that a diabolical figure from his past is behind the theft of all that fine garbage people have worked so hard to create. When the Stupids set-out to track down the criminal, they unravel an even greater conspiriacy involving aliens, the food service industry, international terrorists, a local newspaper, the police and, the post office.
Extreme Measures (1996) as 2nd Assistant Editor (Toronto Unit)
When a homeless man, wearing a mysterious hospital wristband, dies from bizarre symptoms in one of New York City''s busiest trauma rooms no one takes much notice except Dr. Guy Luthan, the attending physician that night. Professional concern soon deepens into disbelief as Luthan''s investigation unearths the shocking details of a private medical research program that centers around one of the country''s most revered medical figures--Dr. Lawrence Myrick. Luthan''s credibility, career and life are threatened as he edges ever closer to the unthinkable truth about the program, and the terrifying moral dilemma at its heart.
Two If by Sea (1996) as Assistant Editor
Part-time plasterer and sometime petty thief Frank O''Brien has been commissioned by his dimwit cousin to pull a simple job: just steal a valuable painting and deliver it to a buyer on an upscale New England island. Roz, his had-it-to-here girlfriend who dreams of a more stable--and law-abiding--life, has made him vow that this is the last scam they''ll ever be a part of. As they take up temporary residence in a sumptuous, unoccupied beach house on the posh island, two teams of pursuers are hot on their trail: The FBI, led by O''Malley, who still nurtures an obsession with collaring famous art thief Phil the Shill; and a motley crew of half-wit would-be criminals, led by Frank''s cousin, Beano, the "mastermind" behind the caper who''s discovered the painting is far more valuable than he thought. With their sharp-edged banter and working-class attitude clearly out of place among the upper-crust islanders, Frank and Roz have to spend a riotous weekend just trying to fit in... and get along.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Never Talk to Strangers (1995) as Apprentice Editor
Dr. Sarah Taylor is criminal psychologist with a brilliant incisive mind. She is capable of dissecting the fabrications of accused serial killer Max Cheski, who is attempting to avoid a murder trial through an insanity plea. While shopping for groceries, Sarah meets a stranger--the charming, enigmatic Tony Ramirez, whose fiery combination of innocence and danger succeeds in breaking through Sarah''s emotional walls. She begins a passionate affair with Tony, an experience that is both exhilarating and frightening to someone as controlled as Sarah. As a new life unfolds for her, a series of increasingly disturbing events threaten to destroy it.

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