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Assistant Direction (feature film)

1.
Oblivion (2013)
After decades of war with a terrifying enemy, Jack Harper's mission on Earth is almost over when a stranger forces him to question all he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.
2.
That's My Boy (2012)
A man tries to repair a strained relationship with the son he fathered as a teenager by moving in with him and his new fiancée.
3.
Jack and Jill (2011)
Once again, successful advertising executive Jack Sadelstein dreads the annual Thanksgiving visit of his twin sister Jill, knowing that her passive-aggressiveness will undoubtedly turn his family's life upside down.
4.
Just Go with It (2011)
After telling his girlfriend that he's married as a means of avoiding real commitment, a plastic surgeon must recruit a fake family to prove his honesty.
5.
Righteous Kill (2008)
A serial murderer walks the streets of Manhattan, targeting violent felons who have fallen through the cracks of the judicial system. All the victims are suspected criminals whose bodies are found accompanied by a four line poem justifying the killing. The killer's mission is to do what the cops can't do on their own--take the bad guys off the streets for good. When a notorious pimp becomes one of the killer's victims, highly decorated detectives Turk and Rooster are called in to investigate. This case could easily be the biggest one in their 30 years on the force. With the unwitting help of a local drug dealer the detectives follow what few clues they have, but their search soon turns inward, eventually leading them full circle as they realize the killer may be one of their own.
6.
Bedtime Stories (2008)
Hotel handyman Skeeter Bronson's life is changed forever when the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to mysteriously come true. When he tries to help his family by telling one outlandish tale after another, it's the kids' unexpected contributions that turn all of their lives upside down.
7.
88 Minutes (2008)
On the eve of a brutal serial killer's scheduled execution, a new murder bearing his signature takes place, raising doubts about his guilt and casting suspicion on Dr. Jack Gramm, the celebrated forensic psychiatrist whose testimony led to his conviction. When Gramm receives a cryptic phone call say
8.
Made of Honor (2008)
For Tom, life is good: he's sexy, successful, has great luck with the ladies, and knows he can always rely on Hannah, his delightful best friend and the one constant in his life. It's the perfect setup until Hannah goes overseas to Scotland on a six-week business trip--and Tom is stunned to realize
9.
Comebacks, The (2007)
A football coach with the worst losing record in the history of the sport goes for a shot at redemption with a ragtag college team.
10.
Shooter (2007)
Bob Lee Swagger, a former Marine Corps sniper, leaves the military after a mission goes bad. After he is reluctantly pressed back into service, Swagger is double-crossed again. With two bullets in him and the subject of a nationwide manhunt, Swagger begins his revenge, which will take down the most powerful people in the country.
11.
Pride (2007)
The year is 1973, and Jim Ellis, a college-educated African-American, can't find a job. Driven by his love of competitive swimming, Jim converts an abandoned recreational pool hall in a Philadelphia slum with the help of Elston, a local janitor. But when city officials mark the new Philadelphia Department of Recreation for demolition, Jim fights back--by starting the city's first African-American swim team. Recruiting troubled teens from the streets, Jim struggles to transform a motley team of novices into capable swimmers--all in time for the upcoming state championships. But as racism, violence and an unsympathetic city official threaten to tear the team apart, Jim must do everything he can to convince his swimmers that victory, both in and out of the pool, is within their reach.
12.
Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, The (2006)
Santa struggles to keep his new family happy while battling Jack Frost, who is trying to take over Christmas.
13.
Zathura (2005)
After their father leaves for work, leaving them in the care of their older sister, six-year-old Danny and ten-year old Walter discover an old tattered metal board game, "Zathura." After trying unsuccessfully to get his brother to play the game with him, Danny starts to play on his own. From his first move, Danny realizes this is no ordinary board game. His spaceship marker moves by itself and when it lands on a space, a card is ejected, which reads: "Meteor shower, take evasive action." The house is immediately pummeled from above by hot, molten meteors. When Danny and Walter look up through the gaping hole in their roof, they discover, to their horror that they have propelled into deepest, darkest outer space. And they are not alone. Danny and Walter realize that unless they finish the game they'll be trapped in outer space forever. With every turn, they confront one incredible obstacle after another: They accidentally put their sister Lisa into a deep cryonic sleep, are chased by a crazed, malfunctioning six-foot robot, rescue a stranded astronaut and are besieged by lizard-like, carnivorous creatures called Zorgons. With the help of the astronaut, Danny and Walter begin to put their petty fraternal differences aside, work together to overcome the obstacles they encounter and attempt to finish the game so they can go home. But all their efforts may be in vain when they face their biggest challenge of all--a battle against an intense gravitational pull into the void of the dark planet Zathura.
14.
Just Friends (2005)
Chris Brander has it all--money, good looks and a flashy job as an LA music executive. But back in high school in New Jersey in the 1990's, Chris was shy, overweight and the butt of the cool crowd's jokes. The only bright spot in his life was his friendship with Jamie Palamino a super-popular cheerleader. But Chris was harboring a secret--he was hopelessly in love with his best friend. On the night of their high school graduation, Chris finally works up his courage and makes his feelings known. In response, a surprised Jamie proceeds to give him the "Just Friends" speech. Enraged and humiliated, Chris declares himself no longer friends with Jamie and storms off. Ten years later, Chris has reinvented himself as a smooth talking lady-killer, living large in Los Angeles. Chris's boss, KC, has just given him his most challenging job assignment yet--turning spoiled socialite, diva and magazine pin-up girl Samantha James into a pop-singing sensation. The well-known fact that Chris and Sam used to date, and that she still carries a torch for him, makes it all the more hellish. The less than talented Sam doesn't feel she can "create" unless Chris whisks her off to Paris. En route, a plane malfunction causes them to make an unexpected pit-stop in New Jersey--the first time Chris has been back in 10 years. Chris' plans to only stay the night are detoured when he runs into Jamie working at the local bar. Suddenly faced with the chance to undo the past and "seal the deal" with the "just friends" girl of his dreams, Chris finds himself postponing Paris. This sets off a chain of events in which Chris tries to woo Jamie, all the while distracting the suspicious Samantha. Unbelievably, Chris is finding it more difficult to romance Jamie than it was 10 years ago. Can one escape the clutches of the 'friend zone?' Is it possible to go from 'just friend' to boyfriend? Chris is about to find out the hard way.
15.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) as 2nd Assistant Director (2nd Unit)
John and Jane Smith are an ordinary suburban couple with an ordinary, lifeless suburban marriage. But each is hiding something the other would kill to know: Mr. and Mrs. Smith are actually highly paid, incredibly efficient assassins--and they work for competing organizations. Mr. and Mrs. Smith both
16.
National Treasure (2004) as Second Assistant Director (2nd Unit)
Benjamin Franklin Gates has spent his whole life searching for a fortune few dare to believe exists. This is the legendary Knights Templar Treasure, rumored to be the most awesome bounty in human history, and hidden somewhere in America. For six generations, the Gates family has chased after clues left behind by America's Founding Fathers and scoured the nation in search of the treasure. Now the maverick Ben Gates has made a breakthrough. At last, he knows where the ultimate hint to the treasure's location lies--a hidden map on the back of the Declaration of Independence. As knowledge of the map spreads to a ruthless adversary, Ben is faced with a terrible dilemma. Either Ben must be first to steal America's most sacred document--one guarded by the most sophisticated security in the world--or let it fall into dangerous hands. In a race against time, his rivals and the authorities, Gates teams together with his tech-whiz friend Riley and the alluring, but unwitting, National Archives conservator Abigail Chase to accomplish the unthinkable. Will they succeed in pulling off one of the most ambitious heists of all time? Will the Declaration of Independence lead Ben closer to the treasure? From the ventilation shafts of the National Archives to the catacombs beneath New York City--the answers are revealed as Ben Gates unlocks the mystery behind America's greatest national treasure.
17.
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004) as Second Assistant Director (2nd Unit)
Rosalee Futch is a grocery clerk living in rural West Virginia. But even a small-town girl can have big dreams, and Rosalee's is to someday--somehow--meet her big-screen idol Tad Hamilton. The "somehow" arrives in the form of a contest--the grand prize: a date with Tad Hamilton--and the "someday" is now. Rosalee wins, much to the chagrin of her best friend and co-worker Pete, who is deeply, hopelessly--and secretly--in love with Rosalee. The "Win a Date" contest was cooked up by Tad's agent, Richard Levy, and his manager, also named Richard Levy, to clean up Tad's bad-boy image. Someone should have told them to be careful what you wish for. When Tad meets Rosalee and gets a taste of what he's been missing in the "real world," he decides he wants seconds and moves to West Virginia, turning Rosalee's dream come true into a nightmare for Richard Levy, Richard Levy and, most of all, Pete.
18.
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) as Second Assistant Director (2nd Unit)
The Angels--Natalie, Dylan, and Alex--prepare to strike without warning as they go undercover to retrieve two missing silver bands. These are no ordinary rings. They contain valuable encrypted information that reveal the new identities of every person in the Federal Witness Protection Program. When witnesses start turning up dead, only the Angels, using their expertise as masters of disguise, espionage and martial arts can stop the perpetrator, a mysterious "fallen" Angel. Aided by their trusty colleague, Jimmy Bosley, the Angels' adventure begins at a remote Mongolian outpost and ends only after Dylan is forced to face a dark secret from her past--a secret that puts the lives of her two best friends in danger.
19.
National Security (2003) as Second Assistant Director
Earl and Hank have only one thing in common: they're both L.A.P.D. rejects. One just got kicked out of the force--the other can't even get in. After confronting each other on opposite sides of the law, during a traffic stop that escalates out of control, these two luckless individuals end up partnered as lowly security guards. Despite being damned to the lowest rung of the law enforcement ladder, Earl and Hank uncover a sophisticated smuggling operation led by Nash and his band of thugs. When Earl and Hank get their hands on some hot property, they go on the run from, first, the bad guys, then, the L.A.P.D.--led by Lt. Washington and Detective McDuff. What these two unlikely partners do to law enforcement is a crime, but they just might save the day. That is, if they don't kill each other first.
20.
Bringing Down the House (2003) as Second Assistant Director (Helicopter Unit)
A man meets and falls in love with a woman online, only to find out later she's in jail. The woman then escapes from jail and comes looking for him to help clear her name.
21.
Say It Isn't So (2001) as 2nd Assistant Director
A man falls in love with a beautiful woman only to learn that she's his sister. Six months later he finds out she's not his sister and sets out to find her before she marries another man.
22.
Just Visiting (2001) as 2nd Assistant Director (Additional Photography Unit--Las Vegas)
An American retelling of the 1993 French comedy which follows the tale of a French nobleman, Count Thibault of Malfete and his servant, who find themselves in modern-day Chicago--transported from the 12th century due to a wizard's flawed time-travel position. Confused, lost and overwhelmed, they mee
23.
Tomcats (2001)
Last man out of six to get married wins a jackpot the guys put together.
24.
Animal, The (2001) as 2nd Assistant Director
A man that received organ transplants from animals begins to take on their traits.
25.
American Daughter, An (2000)
Lyssa Dent Hughes is the privileged, well-educated daughter of a well-known Republican senator and fifth-generation granddaughter of Ulysses S. Grant. She is the wife of a professor, a mother, a prominent health expert, and the president's nominee for surgeon general. When the media discovers that s
26.
Blue Streak (1999) as 2nd Assistant Director
Miles Logan is a professional jewel thief who is forced to hide $20 million worth of diamonds in a construction site when a heist goes bad. Logan is sent away to jail for three years. When he finally returns to the site, Logan finds that the area has become the new home of a Los Angeles police department precinct and decides that impersonating a detective may be the only way to retrieve his loot.
27.
Big Lebowski, The (1998) as Key 2nd Assistant Director
A laid-back Los Angeles bowler named Jeff Lebowski, nicknamed "The Dude", is beaten up by thugs who let him know that his wife owes money to Jackie Treehorn. One problem remains; The Dude has never been married and has never heard of Jackie Treehorn. Realizing the situation is a case of mistaken ide
28.
Rushmore (1998) as 2nd Assistant Director
A strange high school student in a private school competes with an older man for the love of one of his teachers.
29.
Psycho (1998) as 2nd Assistant Director
When a woman is reported missing--last seen at the infamous Bates Motel--her sister and boyfriend set out to investigate, come to the motel, and find it run by a voyeuristic taxidermist, loner who is obsessed with his dead mother and has a penchant for dressing up like her.
30.
Paulie (1998) as 2nd Assistant Director
If you want to know what's on Paulie's mind, just ask him. But you'd better be prepared for the answer. He doesn't know how to lie, and his biting wit may ruffle a few feathers...including his own. Paulie is a parrot who can speak, not mimic, but actually converse. The problem is that though he's learned to talk, he doesn't always know when to shut up, and he comes to find out that there are times when talking can get you into trouble. Paulie's first owner--and first love--is a little girl named Marie who raises him from a baby. Helping Marie overcome a painful stutter gives Paulie the gift of gab, but doesn't prevent her parents from sending him away when they feel she is becoming too attached to him. Undeterred, the loyal little parrot begins a tenacious cross-country search to find his young owner. Along the way, Paulie has some remarkable encounters with a unique cross-section of people, some who want to help and some who see the extraordinary bird as a means to their own ends.
31.
Turbulence (1997) as 2nd Assistant Director
On a stormy Christmas Eve, a young female flight attendant is forced to land a 747 jumbo jet after the crew is murdered by an escaping prisoner en route to Los Angeles International Airport.
32.
Volcano (1997) as 2nd Assistant Director (2nd Unit)
Los Angeles. It is perhaps best known as the entertainment capital of the world--a sun-kissed golden metropolis of glitz and glamour. To others it represents something very different. Millions more recognize The City of Angels as the unwilling epicenter of virtually every natural disaster--including earthquakes, firestorms and mudslides. Now the city which has become almost a byword for disaster is about to experience its most cataclysmic event ever, one that will ultimately test its ability to survive. A vent in the earth's crust has unleashed an incredible force of nature. The literally earth-shattering product: an erupting Volcano... and ground zero is L.A.'s famed La Brea Tar Pits. An unprepared Los Angeles is facing its worst nightmare as an endless stream of fiery, deadly lava insidiously creeps across traffic-choked streets while wreaking havoc below ground in the labyrinth of man-made natural tunnels.
33.
House Arrest (1996) as 2nd Assistant Director
Two sisters lock their parents in the basement in order for them to reconcille their marriage of 18 years.
34.
Have You Seen My Son? (1996)
A determined mother will stop at nothing to find her asthmatic six-year-old son, who has been kidnapped by her ex-husband.
35.
Chameleon (1996)
A federal agent investigating a drug ring and money laundering operation, goes undercover inside a prison and then at a bank. When his fellow employees become suspicious, he's in a race against time to break the case before he's exposed.
36.
Case For Life, A (1996)
The close relationship of two sisters is put to the test by the one issue that divides them -- abortion. The sister who is an impassioned pro-life activist becomes pregnant with her fifth child and develops a life-threatening illness, but refuses a therapeutic abortion which will save her life. Her
37.
Tie That Binds, The (1995) as 2nd Assistant Director
Russell Clifton and his wife Dana appear to have the perfect life. They're an attractive, successful thirtysomething couple with a stable and loving relationship. But one thing's missing--a child with whom to share their love. Unable to conceive a baby of their own, they visit an adoption agency and are immediately bewitched by the beautiful and mysterious young Janie. But the truth is Janie, a shy six-year-old, already has a set of parents: the Netherwoods, Leann and John, who are drifters and dangerous criminals. After a burglary went awry, John and Leann were forced to take flight and leave their daughter behind. Now, as Russell and Dana welcome Janie into their home, the new family's happiness is threatened by the specter of the child's biological family. Just as a semblance of domesticity begins to form at the Cliftons, the Netherwoods reappear to reclaim what is theirs. Having vowed to find their daughter, John and Leann will stop at nothing--including murder.
38.
Puppet Masters, The (1994) as Second 2nd Assistant Director
When a local television station reports that something strange has landed in the small town of Abrose, Iowa, the government's covert Office of Scientific Intelligence (OSI) is called to investigate. Andrew Nivens, his son Sam and NASA scientist Mary Sefton are the team who make the frightening discovery: an alien parasite creature so insidious it attaches to the backs of human beings and sends piercing tendrils to the brains of its hosts, absorbing all their knowledge and memory--controlling their minds and feeding on the victim's consciousness. Against impossible odds Nivens, Sam and Mary must find a way to eliminate the aliens who seem unstoppable--without killing the innocent human hosts.
39.
MacShayne: Winner Takes All (1994)
A con man becomes a security director for a casino in order to pay back his debts.
40.
Badge of Silence: Maniac Cop III (1993) as 2nd Assistant Director
You have the right to remain slaughtered! New York City is home to the Statue of Liberty, the UN and an unkillable lunatic with a badge, a gun and a grudge against his fellow cops.
41.
Tombstone (1993) as 2nd Assistant Director
A retired lawman straps on his guns one more time to fight a vicious outlaw band.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

42.
Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man (1991) as Production Assistant
Story of two bikers who rob the wrong armored car in order to save their friends bar. Instead, they end up with tons of drugs and must deal with the mobsters and police chasing them.
43.
Problem Child (1990) as Production Assistant
A couple adopts a trouble-making brat.

Film Production - Construction/Set (feature film)

44.
Mistress (1992) as Key Set Production Assistant
The adventures of a filmmaker trying to get his film project off the ground.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

45.
Quicksand: No Escape (1992)
When an architect's wife suspects he's having an affair, she hires a sleazy private detective who tries to frame him for murder.
46.
Quicksand: No Escape (1992)
When an architect's wife suspects he's having an affair, she hires a sleazy private detective who tries to frame him for murder.

Assistant Direction (special)

47.
Magic Jersey, The (1999) as 2nd Assistant Director
A tired, old football jersey is passed down to 13-year-old Nick from his deceased grandfather, but this is a jersey that possesses fantastic powers. It transports its bearer off the couch, onto the field and into the shoes of National Football League (NFL) superstars like Steve Young.

Assistant Direction (TV Mini-Series)

48.
Asteroid (1997)
Dr. Lily McKee, an astronomer in Colorado, discovers that a comet has dislodged several giant asteroids that are on a crash course with Earth. She quickly sends her young son to her father's home in Dallas and contacts the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help deal with the crisis. The

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