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Art Director (feature film)

1.
King Kong (2005) as Production Design
It is 1933, and vaudeville actress Ann Darrow has found herself--like so many other New Yorkers during the Great Depression--without the means to earn a living. Unwilling to compromise and allow herself to sink into a career in burlesque, she considers her limited options while aimlessly wandering the streets of Manhattan. When her hunger drives her to unsuccessfully try to steal an apple from a fruit vendor''s stall, she is rescued--literally--by filmmaker and multiple hyphenate Carl Denham. It seems that the entrepreneur-raconteur-adventurer is no stranger to theft, having that day lifted the only existing print of his most recent and unfinished film from under his studio executives'' noses when they threatened to pull his completion funds. Carl has until the end of the day to get his crew onboard the Singapore-bound tramp steamer, the S.S. Venture, in hopes of completing his travelogue/action film. With that, the showman is certain he will finally achieve the personal greatness he knows awaits him around the corner--and although the crew believe that corner to be Singapore, Denham actually hopes to find and capture on film the mysterious place of legend: Skull Island. Unfortunately for Carl, his headlining actress has pulled out of his project, but his search for a size-four leading lady (the costumes have all been made) has, fatefully, led him to Ann. The struggling actress is reluctant to sign on with Denham, until she learns that the up-and-coming, socially relevant playwright Jack Driscoll is penning the screenplay--the fees his friend Carl pays for potboiling adventure are a welcome supplement to Driscoll''s nominal income from his stage plays. With his newly discovered star and coerced screenwriter reluctantly onboard, Denham''s "moving picture ship" heads out of New York Harbor--and toward a destiny that none aboard could possibly foresee.
2.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) as Production Design
The Fellowship of the Ring fights its last desperate battle to save Middle Earth from the forces of evil.
3.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) as Production Design
As Frodo and Sam infiltrate Mordor, their allies try to protect Rohan from the evil Sauron.
4.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) as Production Design
The wizard Gandalf enlists a hobbit and a team of adventurers to protect the One Ring from the evil Sauron.
5.
Kitchen Sink (1989) as Art Direction
A suburban housewife discovers a horrifying surprise at the end of a pesky hair lodged in her sink.
6.
Other Halves (1985)
A divorced woman becomes romantically involved with a teenage street kid.

Production Designer (feature film)

7.
Meg, The (2018)
Previously thought to be extinct, a massive creature attacks a deep-sea submersible, leaving it disabled and trapping the crew at the bottom of the Pacific. With time running out, a visionary oceanographer recruits rescue diver Jonas Taylor to save the crew and the sea itself from an unimaginable threat -- a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark known as the Megalodon. Based on the novel by Steve Alten.
10.
Mister Pip (2014)
During the1990s civil war in Papau New Guinea, the last Englishman in Bougainville teaches the local children by reading them "Great Expectations," transporting a little girl who believes that the character Pip is her friend. Her passion for storytelling terrorizes to the village when Pip's identity
11.
Walking with Dinosaurs 3D (2013)
70 million years ago, a diminutive underdog dinosaur named Patchi triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages. The runt in his family of Pachyrhinosauruses, he has to use his wits and heart to compete with his larger brothers and sisters, particularly Scowler, the alpha male of the group
12.
Emperor (2013)
This tale of love and honor, inspired by true events, brings to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender. As General Douglas MacArthur suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an
13.
Green Lantern (2011)
In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan. Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris, if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax. He will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.
14.
Vintner's Luck, The (2009)
Set in the 19th century, centers on a love affair between a French winemaker and a fallen angel.
15.
Ruins, The (2008)
Bright sun, warm waters and sandy beaches beckon countless Americans every year, particularly young adults seeking inexpensive fun. Enter Amy and Stacy, two best friends who bring along their very different boyfriends--focused med student Jeff and free-spirited partier Eric. As the group's vacation
16.
Whale Rider (2003) as Production Designer
On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs have always been the first-born and
19.
Memory and Desire (1998) as Production Designer
Sayo and Keiji have eloped to New Zealand to marry, away from the interference of Keiji's disapproving mother in Japan. On their honeymoon, they have the freedom to express their love away from her repressive influence. However, on what should be the happiest of days, Keiji is drowned and Sayo must,
20.
Aberration (1997) as Production Designer
A woman returns to the house of her dead parents and meets a field researcher who makes an alarming discovery in the marshes nearby.
21.
Ugly, The (1997) as Production Designer
Set in a scrungy mental hospital, the interrogation of a seemingly placid serial killer, Simon Cartwright, by an attractive, self-confident, female psychiatrist, Dr. Shoemaker, who has earned a reputation, and has made headlines getting through to another killer. Told through his repetitive psychede
22.
Frighteners, The (1996)
Frank Bannister is a psychic swindler with the perfect business partners. They work cheap... they're dedicated... and they're dead. Possessed with a genuine ability to communicate with the dearly departed, Bannister earns a stiff living by setting up "spirit clearance" scams with his trio of ghostly
23.
Peach (1996) as Production Design
Another oppressively hot and noisey afternoon in Sal's tough neighbourhood explodes when she discovers unexpected desire and crosses the invisible line between merely seeing beauty and experiencing it.
24.
Heavenly Creatures (1994) as Production Designer
Drama, based on a true story and set in Christchurch circa 1954, about the extraordinary friendship between two adolescent girls which culminates in the murder of one of their mothers.
25.
Jack Be Nimble (1993) as Production Designer
Two siblings, a psychic girl and a violently repressed boy, are reunited after being separated years earlier following their mother's nervous breakdown. Together, they attempt to track down their long-lost parents.
26.
An Angel at My Table (1990) as Production Designer
An account of the dramatic childhood and early adulthood of New Zealand writer Janet Frame.

Cast (special)

27.
Passage to Middle-Earth: The Making of "The Lord of the Rings" (2001)
Documentary on the making of New Line Cinema's "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy, based on the novels of J.R.R. Tolkien. Directed by Peter Jackson, the three films comprising the trilogy represent seven years of development and were made concurrently in over a year and half of production.

Art Director (TV Mini-Series)

28.
Hercules And The Circle Of Fire (1994)
Hercules and Deianeira go in search of fire to save the world from cold. All the world''s fire are fast going out. Hercules'' father, Zeus, is on hand to help (and sometime hinder) the two.
29.
Hercules And The Amazon Women (1994)
Hercules and Iolaus take time out from Iolaus'' wedding preparations, to help a distant village under attack from "monsters". When they reach their destination, they find the monsters are in fact Amazonian women who are controlled by Hera.
30.
Hercules And The Lost Kingdom (1994)
Hercules, aided by a young woman and a slave-turned-warrior, sets out to find the lost city of Troy in order to help its exiled citizens reclaim their home from the evil Blue Monks.
31.
Hercules In The Underworld (1994)
Hercules is called back to a life of adventuring and helping others after spending several years raising a family with Deianeira by a young Nurian Maiden. This adventure takes Hercules down into the dreaded realm of the dead in Hades, the underworld hell of the gods. Iole, a beautiful young virgin, begs Hercules to save her village where the earth has split open to reveal the mouth of hell.

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