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Visual Effects (feature film)

1.
Killshot (2009)
When a husband and wife witness a shakedown, they discover that the Witness Protection Program is no match for a pair of ruthless killers who want them dead.
2.
Incredible Hulk, The (2008)
In this new beginning, scientist Bruce Banner desperately hunts for a cure to the gamma radiation that poisoned his cells and unleashes the unbridled force of rage within him: The Hulk. Living in the shadows--cut off from a life he knew and the woman he loves, Betty Ross--Banner struggles to avoid t
3.
Max Payne (2008)
Max Payne is a maverick cop determined to track down those responsible for the brutal murders of his family and partner. Hell-bent on revenge, his obsessive investigation takes him on a nightmare journey into a dark underworld.
4.
16 Blocks (2006)
All he wanted to do was go home and get a drink. But at 8:02 a.m., hungover NYPD detective Jack Mosley is assigned a seemingly simple task. Petty criminal Eddie Bunker is set to testify before a grand jury at 10:00 a.m. and needs to be taken from lock-up to the courthouse, 16 blocks away. Broken down, out of shape, with a bad leg and a serious drinking problem, Jack's role on the force is simple--clock in, clock out and stay out of trouble in between. He's in no mood to deal with a punk who's been in and out of jail for more than half his life. But beneath the punk in Eddie lies a man committed to turning his life around and constantly searching for "signs" that will lead him to a brighter future. In Eddie Jack sees only a pathetic rat who was offered a sweet deal. When Jack shoves Eddie into the back of his car and pulls out into the morning New York city rush hour, he doesn't notice the van looming behind them. His head throbbing, and Eddie's flair for conversation only making it worse, Jack stops off at the local liquor store to pick up some breakfast. As Eddie waits inside the locked car, fuming at getting stuck with Jack as his escort, he's suddenly faced with a much bigger problem--a loaded gun pointed at his head. Jack emerges just in time to prevent Eddie's execution, killing one assassin and narrowly escaping a second. When Jack calls for backup, homicide detective Frank Nugent and his team are first to arrive at the scene. Eddie suddenly goes pale--one of the detectives on Nugent's team is the man he is supposed to testify against. In an instant, Jack's quickie trip downtown turns into the nightmare of a lifetime: the criminals that want Eddie dead are actually cops. There's a history between Jack and Nugent--a dark history that Jack has been desperately trying to forget. And as Nugent is quick to point out to his old friend, Eddie's testimony threatens to bring them all down. Nugent offers to stage a mock hostage situation in which Eddie is kill
5.
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005) as Special Effects First Assistant (Snow)
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.
6.
Wrong Turn (2003)
Chris has a job interview in Raleigh in three hours and he's making good time--until an accident miles down the highway turns Chris' manageable trip into a six-hour wait. Determined to make his critical appointment, Chris makes a hard U-turn and heads back up the West Virginia highway. Running low o
7.
K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
Inspired by a true story, a tale which follows Captain Alexi Vostrikov who, at the height of the Cold War, is ordered to take over command of the nuclear missile submarine K-19, pride of the Soviet Navy. His assignment: Prepare the K-19 for sea and take her out on patrol--no matter what the cost. Bu
8.
Bless the Child (2000) as Special Effects Coordinator
Omens and concepts of good vs. evil have no place in Maggie O'Connor's well-ordered, practical universe. Her life revolves around her job as a nurse at a busy New York hospital -- that is, until her wayward kid sister, Jenna, shows up on her doorstep one rainy Christmas Eve and saddles Maggie with an autistic newborn child named Cody. Cody quickly touches Maggie's heart and becomes the daughter she has always longed for. But six years later Jenna suddenly re-enters her life and, with her mysterious new husband, Eric Stark, abducts Cody. The little girl, it soon becomes clear, is more than simply "special." She manifests extraordinary powers that the forces of evil have waited centuries to control and her abduction sparks a clash between the soldiers of good and evil that can only be resolved, in the end, by the strength of one small child and the love she inspires in those she touches.
9.
Boondock Saints, The (2000) as Special Effects Coordinator
Encouraged by the public's praise, Catholic brothers Conner and Murphy MacManus bring a bloody brand of vigilante justice against Boston's Russian mafia and crimelord Yakavetta.
10.
Third Miracle, The (1999) as Special Effects Coordinator
Father Frank Shore is a charismatic priest who serves as a church-appointed "spiritual detective," probing the facts behind reported miracles. Nicknamed "The Miracle Killer" following a disturbing incident, Father Frank is on the brink of hopelessness, living on the streets as a lay person. A powerf
11.
Detroit Rock City (1999) as Special Effects Coordinator
A coming-of-age story that rocks four worlds: a story of four midwestern High Schoolers on an unstoppable quest to snag a quartet of KISS concert tickets. Over the course of one magical night, each undergoes a harrowing and hilarious experience as their insatiable desire to see their favorite band is pitted against authoritarian nightmares, parental hypocrisy, trials of conscience and the persistent influence of disco. What begins as the passionate pursuit of a rock 'n' roll fantasy turns into a series of hair-pin turns and comic misadventures with one over-riding goal: the liberty to pursue their own dreams.
12.
In Too Deep (1999) as Special Effects Coordinator
How far can an undercover cop go into the ruthless underworld of an urban drug cartel, filled with violence, power, and money, before he no longer can find his way out? Detective Jeffrey Cole is going undercover on a mission so dangerous, it could cost him his life... and possibly his soul. The targ
13.
Resurrection (1999)
A serial killer in New Orleans begins a murder spree with a religious slant. A detective's investigation of the grisly slayings leads him to a horrifying conclusion: the madman is collecting body parts to assemble the body of Christ for the resurrection on Easter morning.
14.
Pushing Tin (1999) as Special Effects Supervisor
Nick Falzone is a control freak. An air traffic control freak. He 'pushes tin' at New York's Terminal Radar Approach Control center. Part catacomb, part frat house, TRACON is the chaotic air traffic facility on Long Island that handles up to 7,000 flights a day into and out of the finite airspace ab
15.
Mighty, The (1998) as Special Effects Coordinator
The funny and poignant story of two outcast thirteen year old boys, one a slow giant and the other a tiny genius, who are ostracized as freaks by the other kids in town but emerge triumphant thanks to their powerful and unique friendship.
16.
Under Pressure (1998)
A heroic firefighter reaches a murderous boiling point during a sweltering Los Angeles heat wave. After his wife leaves him, he begins to turn his psychotic rage on anyone in reach -- including the family next door.
17.
54 (1998) as Key Special Effects
Story of the infamous "Studio 54" that attracted stars and starlets looking to party in the disco era.
18.
Crash (1996) as Special Effects Coordinator
Set tomorrow or the day after, in a world where sensation has replaced communication, "Crash" tells the story of James Ballard, a commercial director in the throes of a troubled relationship with his wife, Catherine. One day, Ballard is involved in a car accident that results in the other driver's d
19.
Extreme Measures (1996) as Special Effects Supervisor (New York 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.
20.
Mrs. Winterbourne (1996) as Special Effects Supervisor
Connie Doyle is a Jersey girl who moves to New York City to find her fortune. Connie promptly meets con man Steve DeCunzo who lets her move in with him. When she becomes pregnant, however, he refuses to accept any responsibility. Alone and destitute, Connie seeks refuge in Grand Central station and mistakenly boards a Boston-bound passenger train where she meets another pregnant woman, Patricia Winterbourne, who's on her way to meet her wealthy in-laws for the first time. The wheel of fortune turns and the train derails, killing both Patricia and her husband Hugh. Connie wakes up eight days later with a newborn son and a new identity. The next thing she knows, she's being taken to the Winterbourne Mansion in Marblehead, Massachusetts where her 'new family' awaits her arrival. The surviving grandson and daughter-in-law immediately become the focus of Grace Winterbourne's life, easing the pain from the loss of her son. But for Connie, winning over Bill--Hugh's surviving twin--proves more daunting.
21.
Moonlight and Valentino (1995) as Special Effects Coordinator
Shell-shocked, confused and lonely, the recently widowed Rebecca isn't alone for long because with the immediate arrival of her eccentric best friend Sylvie, her neurotic younger sister Lucy and her overbearing ex-stepmother Alberta comes a convergence of support and enough emotional baggage for a t
22.
Triplecross (1995)
A convict gets his chance for freedom if he helps to set up a scam to capture his ex-cellmate.
23.
Tommy Boy (1995) as Special Effects Coordinator
When Tommy Callahan graduates triumphantly after seven years of college with a D+ average and returns to Sandusky, Ohio, to learn the family business, no one is prouder than his father, Big Tom--or more surprised than his hometown. Callahan Auto Parts is the lifeblood of the town, so when Big Tom takes a new bride, young Tommy finds himself confronted with buyout attempts and intrigue. It becomes clear that the only way to save the plant and the town rests squarely on Tommy's round shoulders. Hopelessly oafish, Tommy enlists the reluctant aid of Big Tom's former righthand man, Richard Hayden. Together, the two hit the road. And the road hits back.
24.
Where's the Money, Noreen? (1995)
After serving over 12 years in prison for a $3 million robbery, a woman is determined to find the mastermind behind the robbery as well as the money that has been missing all these years.
25.
Trial by Jury (1994) as Special Effects Technician
A young, single mother's strength and idealistic convictions are put to the test when she's selected to serve as a juror--and terrifyingly manipulated--in the trial of a notorious New York mob boss.
26.
Millennium (1989) as Mechanical Effects Assistant
The concept of time travel and the future is brought into play in a story centering on a mid-air collision of two passenger jetliners and the resultant investigation into the disaster.
27.
Three Men and a Baby (1987) as Special Effects Coordinator
Actor Jack Holden lives a hedonistic life along with his roommates Peter and Michael in New York City. But everything changes when a baby is left on their doorstep with a note saying that "Mary" is Jack's child, the product of a fling with a recent co-star. Jack is away on a shoot when the infant arrives and Peter and Michael do their best to take care of her. When two men arrive asking for "the package" they assume that they mean the baby, but soon find that they are drug dealers looking for heroin, and get rid of them by giving them some powdered milk. When Jack when returns, he also rises to the occasion and soon loves his baby daughter. The drug dealers eventually return looking for the heroin and the roommates successfully trap them and have them arrested. Eventually Mary's mother Sylvia arrives, wanting to take Mary back to England with her. The agree, but after giving it some thought, the three men realize they cannot stand losing their little charge and rush to the airport to stop her, but Sylvia is gone. Happily for everyone, when they return home, they find Mary with Sylvia, who has decided that she does not want to raise the child alone and the men invite her to move in with them.
28.
Three Men and a Baby (1987) as Special Effects
Actor Jack Holden lives a hedonistic life along with his roommates Peter and Michael in New York City. But everything changes when a baby is left on their doorstep with a note saying that "Mary" is Jack's child, the product of a fling with a recent co-star. Jack is away on a shoot when the infant arrives and Peter and Michael do their best to take care of her. When two men arrive asking for "the package" they assume that they mean the baby, but soon find that they are drug dealers looking for heroin, and get rid of them by giving them some powdered milk. When Jack when returns, he also rises to the occasion and soon loves his baby daughter. The drug dealers eventually return looking for the heroin and the roommates successfully trap them and have them arrested. Eventually Mary's mother Sylvia arrives, wanting to take Mary back to England with her. The agree, but after giving it some thought, the three men realize they cannot stand losing their little charge and rush to the airport to stop her, but Sylvia is gone. Happily for everyone, when they return home, they find Mary with Sylvia, who has decided that she does not want to raise the child alone and the men invite her to move in with them.
29.
Spasms (1986) as Special Effects Assistant
30.
Dead Zone, The (1983) as Special Effects
A man awakens from a coma with the ability to see other people's futures.

Make-Up (feature film)

31.
Videodrome (1983) as Special Makeup Assistant
A sleazy TV programmer watches his life and the future of media spin out of control when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

32.
Existenz (1999)
Set in the near-future, a tale which depicts a society in which game designers are worshipped as superstars and players can organically enter inside the games. Ted Pikul, a security guard, saves the life of a female reality game designer and is pulled into a virtual reality world. Allegra Geller, th
33.
Existenz (1999)
Set in the near-future, a tale which depicts a society in which game designers are worshipped as superstars and players can organically enter inside the games. Ted Pikul, a security guard, saves the life of a female reality game designer and is pulled into a virtual reality world. Allegra Geller, th

Visual Effects (special)

34.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1986) as Special Effects
A adaptation of Mark Twain's classic tale of the adventures of the runaway boy, Huckleberry Finn.

Visual Effects (TV Mini-Series)

35.
Forever Mine (2000) as Special Effects
36.
Stephen King's Storm of the Century (1999)
Three-part miniseries written by Stephen King. The inhabitants of Little Tall Island, a sleepy town on a small island in Maine, find themselves cut off from civilization during the worst snow storm of the century. They find terror knocking on their door when an evil stranger comes to town. As street
37.
FX: The Illusion (1996) as Special Effects Supervisor

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