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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Them (1991) as Director
2.
Classical Cartoon (1975) as Director

Writer (feature film)

3.
Them (1991) as Screenwriter

Animation (feature film)

4.
High Heels and Low Lifes (2001) as Animator
When two destitute friends, nurse Shannon and failed actress Frances, accidently intercept a cell phone conversation about a robbery, they decide to blackmail the burglars for a fair share of the $10 million loot.
5.

Visual Effects (feature film)

8.
102 Dalmatians (2000) as Digital Matte Artist (The Secret Lab/Visual Effects Provider)
Released from prison on good behavior after swearing that she will have nothing to do with fur again, Cruella De Vil cannot keep this promise and is soon plotting another "FUR-OCIOUS" scheme to get her ultimate Dalmatian coat. Again eager to obtain her fur at any cost, the adventures begin when Crue
9.
Wild Wild West (1999) as Digital Matte Artist (Ilm)
Special government agent James West and his co-hort Artemus Gordon, team up to thwart the diabolical Dr Arliss Loveless who is plotting to assassinate the President of the United States with the aid of a huge, walking weapon-transport vehicle called "The Tarantula."
10.
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) as Digital Matte Artist (Ilm)
Sci-fi adventure which takes place before the birth of Luke Skywalker, featuring the friendship between the young Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, who would later become Darth Vader. The galactic government has been weakened, and when the peaceful planet of Naboo is threatened by the giant Trade
11.
Deep Impact (1998) as Digital Matte Artist
After it''s discovered that a comet is heading toward Earth, a U.S. spaceship is launched to blow it up. The plan fails, splitting the comet into two pieces, both hurtling towards different parts of North America. One is expected to trigger catastrophic tidal waves on the eastern seaboard and the other to create dense clouds of dust that could wipe out all life.
12.
Snake Eyes (1998) as Digital Matte Artist (Ilm)
In Atlantic City, during a hurricane, the Secretary of Defense attends a heavyweight boxing title match. Rick Santoro, a local corrupt cop, watches with his old friend Kevin Dunne, who is now part of the navy guard on the politician. The Defense Secretary is assassinated during the fight while Dunne is distracted by a mysterious redhead. Santoro wants to cover his friend and in the process begins to uncover a more complex conspiracy. He listens to the testimony of various witnesses, including the boxer who throws the fight, and a blonde woman seen talking to the Secretary. He is led to question his own involvement in corruption and to discover more serious abuses of power.
13.
Men in Black (1997) as Digital Matte Artist (Industrial Light & Magic)
A hot-shot police officer gets mixed up in an alien invasion.
14.
Contact (1997) as Digital Matte Painting (Industrial Light & Magic)
An expert on interplanetary communication receives plans for a mysterious space vessel.
15.
Kazaam (1996) as Digital Matte Artist (Rhythm & Hues Studios)
Max Conner''s world is in a serious tailspin. He''s a skeptical young city kid who doesn''t believe in anything that can''t be easily explained. And his life is filled with one unexplainable event after another. However, everything changes one afternoon when he''s chased by a gang of bullies through a condemned warehouse. There, while evading these tough guys, he accidentally knocks over a boom box--out from which emerges a huge and powerful 3,000-year-old genie named Kazaam. After a series of adventures together, Max and Kazaam become an inseparable--albeit unlikely--team. Though Kazaam''s a bit irritated about being disturbed from the comfort of his other-worldly home, he soon discovers some of the pleasures of being conjured to the 20th century. He becomes a rap music superstar, falls in love, and just when Max needs him the most, Kazaam calls upon all the powers at his disposal to help his new friend out of some big trouble.
16.
101 Dalmatians (1996) as Digital Matte Artist (Industrial Light & Magic)
Cruella DeVil owns and runs the fashionable House DeVil, catering to her two passions: clothes and fur. But when her most talented and industrious designer, Anita, falls hopelessly in love and marries beau Roger, Cruella is threatened by the shift in loyalty. Paying a visit to the newlyweds'' home, her temper thaws when she finds that a litter of Dalmation puppies is due. Intent upon adding them to her growing collection, she brandishes her check book only to discover the pups are not for sale. However, Cruella doesn''t understand the word no, and she sends her hapless henchmen Jasper and Horace to steal what can''t be bought. As Cruella preens in readiness for her new finery, the entire canine kingdom is racing to rescue the pups.
17.
Radioland Murders (1994) as Digital Matte Artist
On one fateful evening in 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is making its nationwide debut--and is engulfed in chaos. Penny Henderson, the station owner's secretary, has her hands full coping with a disgruntled sponsor, a tyrannical boss, an incompetent director, temperamental stars, unpaid writers
18.
Star Trek: Generations (1994) as Digital Matte Artist (Industrial Light & Magic)
An astronomical phenomenon bridging different time frames brings face-to-face the two famous captains of the Enterprise, Jean-Luc Picard and Captain Kirk, in the 24th century. Operating as a united front, both captains attempt to destroy an alien who has been demolishing civilizations in search of a
19.
Maverick (1994) as Digital Matte Artist (Ilm)
A Western gambler tries to raise the entry fee for a high-stakes poker game.

Art Department (feature film)

20.
Oblivion (2013)
21.
Mars Needs Moms (2011)
Take out the trash, eat your broccoli-who needs moms, anyway? Nine-year-old Milo finds out just how much he needs his mom when she's nabbed by Martians who plan to steal her mom-ness for their own young. Milo's quest to save his mom involves stowing away on a spaceship, navigating an elaborate, mul
22.
Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009)
Ebenezer Scrooge begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk and his cheery nephew. But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet-to-Come take him on an eye-opening journey, revealing truths Old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his
23.
BEOWULF (2007)
In the sixth century, Beowulf the warrior, does battle with a monster named Grendel.
24.
Monster House (2006)
Twelve-year-old DJ Walters, who is caught in that awkward moment between childhood and the onset of puberty, has too much time on his hands and has taken it into his head that there''s something weird about old man Nebbercracker''s house across the street. Things keep disappearing into the dilapidated structure: basketballs, tricycles, toys and pets. Come to think of it, whatever happened to Mrs. Nebbercracker? It''s the day before Halloween and DJ and his candy-friendly pal Chowder have a run-in with Mr. Nebbercracker after their basketball wanders onto his lawn and is mysteriously swept into the house. When the house tries to swallow their new friend Jenny and no one believes the frightened trio''s claims that the house is up to no good, it''s up to them to investigate. They turn for his advice to the only person on the planet who might even remotely understand what''s going on, the wise one they call Skull, a 20-something slacker pizza chef and master of the arcade machine who once played a video game for four days straight on one singly quarter, a gallon of chocolate milk and an adult diaper. "I have heard tell of man-made structures becoming possessed by a human soul," Skull tells them. You mean the house is alive? Yikes! Skull tells them the only way to stop the house from gulping down everything in sight is by striking at its heart, which the kids figure out must be the perpetually-fueled furnace in the basement. They come up with what seems to be a foolproof plan--a vacuum cleaner disguised as a human dummy filled with cold medicine. The kids offer up their bait to the house, figuring that once it''s asleep, they can sneak in and put out the furnace with their squirt guns. Their little plan goes awry, though, and when the house starts chasing them down the street--that''s right, chasing them down the street!--they must join forces to once again make the neighborhood safe for trick or treaters.
25.
Polar Express, The (2004)
A young boy lies awake in his room one snowy Christmas Eve, excited and alert. Breathing silently. Hardly moving. Waiting. He''s listening for a sound he''s afraid that he might never hear--the ringing bells of Santa''s sleigh. The time is five minutes to midnight. Suddenly, the boy is startled by a thunderous roar. Clearing the mist from his window he sees the most amazing sight--a gleaming black train rumbles to a stop right in front of his house, the steam from its powerful engine hissing through the night sky and the softly falling snowflakes. The boy rushes outside, clad only in his pajamas and slippers, and is met by the train''s conductor who seems to be waiting just for him. "Well, are you coming?" the conductor inquires. "Where?" the boy asks. "Why, to the North Pole--of course. This is the Polar Express!" What unfolds is an an adventure which follows a doubting young boy, who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole; during this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
26.
Majestic, The (2001)
Hollywood screenwriter Peter Appleton, a staff writer at HHS Studios in 1951, is an ambitious up-and-comer. His first produced screenplay, a B-movie swashbuckler entitled "Sand Pirates of the Sahara," has just opened on a double bill with John Huston's adventure, "The African Queen," at Grauman's Ch
27.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Once upon a time in a galaxy very, very close to New Jersey Jay and Silent Bob stumble upon something new called the internet and discover that Miramax is making a movie about their alter-egos, "Bluntman & Chronic." In order to hang onto what tiny crumbs of credibility they have left, the dazed duo
28.
Congo (1995) as Digital Matte Painter
An expedition to a mysterious expanse of unexplored Africa unexpectedly brings primatologist Peter Elliot and Travicom Project Supervisor Karen Ross to a place where human greed and the laws of nature have gone berserk. Unlikely partners, Peter is the guardian of Amy, a remarkable gorilla he wants t
29.
Jumanji (1995) as Matte Artist (Industrial Light & Magic Crew)
Because of the magically surreal and potentially lethal aspects of Jumanji, a board game that''s intrigued its players for hundreds of years, few people want to play a second time. For you see, unless you complete the game, Jumanji takes over your world. Young Alan Parris discovered the ornate Jumanji board in 1969, when he was just twelve. When he sits down to play it for the first time with his reluctant friend Sarah, he''s transported into the jungle realm of Jumanji, disappearing before Sarah''s startled eyes. Because Sarah is too frightened to finish the game, Alan remains trapped in the rainforests of Jumanji for 26 years until two new children, Judy and Peter, sit down to play the game in the attic of Alan''s childhood home. If Alan, Judy and Peter can find the now adult Sarah, they have a chance to finish the game--or risk their hometown being taken over by the exotic denizens of the seemingly unstoppable force called Jumanji... forever.
30.
Forrest Gump (1994) as Digital Matte Painter (Ilm)
A mentally challenged man stumbles through formative events in U.S. history.
31.
Ghost in the Machine (1993) as Matte Artist (Matte World)
An electrical storm causes a power surge in a hospital's MRI machine, killing the crash victim--a computer repairman cum serial killer--being scanned, but sending his soul into the city's electrical circuitry and computer systems. Thus liberated, he resumes stalking his next victims.
32.
Hocus Pocus (1993) as Matte Artist
Three outlandishly wild witches return from 17th-century Salem after they''re accidentally conjured up by some unsuspecting pranksters. The tricky 300-year-old trio sets out to cast a spell on the town and reclaim their youth - but first they must get their act together and outwit three kids and a talking cat.
33.
Far Off Place, A (1993) as Matte Artist (Matte World)
Two young kids elude the poachers who killed their family and escape with the help of a black tribesman.
34.
Batman Returns (1992) as Matte Artist (Matte World)
Batman''''s fight against The Penguin is complicated by the appearance of Catwoman.
35.
Far And Away (1992) as Matte Artist
A turn-of-the-century story of two young Irish immigrants, he poor and she rich, who flee their homeland to settle in the American West.
36.
Leaving Normal (1992) as Matte Artist (Matte World)
A female buddy film about two women looking for something better in their lives who travel together from Normal, Wyoming to Alaska.
37.
All I Want for Christmas (1991) as Matte Paintings Artist
This heartwarming made-for-TV holiday movie stars the legendary Mickey Rooney as a down on his luck, but cheerful old man. Barely getting by as a petty thief, Rooney''s life of crime is beginning to catch up with him. But when a young girl comes to believe that the elderly crook is Santa''s answer to her wish for a grandfather, the old man learns valuable lessons about life and love in the process of keeping the youngster''s dream alive.
38.
By Dawn's Early Light (1990)
A full-scale nuclear war is threatened when an unidentified missile strikes a Russian city. The American president and the Soviet premier race against time to stop their own missiles and save the world from destruction.
39.
Avalon (1990) as Matte Artist
A Polish-Jewish family try to make a better future for themselves in the United States.

Sound (feature film)

40.
Dawn Anna (2005)
Based on the true story of a single mother of four children who overcomes brain disease but later must deal with the death of one of her children at Columbine High School.
41.
Sex and the Single Mom (2003)
Sara has a typical teenager's life filled with insecurities, doubts, and secret designs on a boy, and lives with Jess, her stern but protective divorced mother who works constantly. Things change between them when Jess becomes pregnant through an affair with a handsome surgeon, which leaves Sara wo

Music (special)

42.
Jerry Lee Lewis: I Am What I Am (1999) as Music
Biographic documentary of rock and roll innovator, performer and composer Jerry Lee Lewis.

Sound (special)

43.
Straight Shooter: The Story of The Mamas and the Papas (1999) as Mixer
The story of '60s pop music group The Mamas & The Papas -- John Phillips, Cass Elliot, Michelle Phillips and Denny Doherty.
44.
Jerry Lee Lewis: I Am What I Am (1999) as Recording/ Mixing Engineer
Biographic documentary of rock and roll innovator, performer and composer Jerry Lee Lewis.
45.
Straight Shooter: The Story of The Mamas and the Papas (1999) as Recording Engineer
The story of '60s pop music group The Mamas & The Papas -- John Phillips, Cass Elliot, Michelle Phillips and Denny Doherty.
46.
Understanding the Internet (1996) as Post Audio Engineer
Evolution and implacations of the world's largest computer network. Introduces key pioneers of the Internet and examines its impact today on government, commerce and publishing.
47.
Using the Internet (1996) as Post Audio Engineer
Rxamines how the Internet works, particularly the World Wide Web. Traces the birth of the Web and investigates problems in resolving Net crime and notions of decency, problems with have raised serious questions involving constitutional and international law. Host Robert Duncan visits with everyday u

Visual Effects (TV Mini-Series)

48.
Young Indiana Jones: Attack of the Hawkmen, The (1995) as Digital Matte Artist

Sound (TV Mini-Series)

49.
Guilt By Association (2002) as Supervising Sound Editor

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