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Art Director (feature film)

1.
Transformers 4 (2014)
Four years after the previous battle between the Autobots and Decepticons, a new war is brewing.
2.
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.
3.
Tron: Legacy (2010)
Sam Flynn goes in search of his father, who was once the world's leading video-game developer, and has been trapped in the cyber universe that he created for 20 years.
4.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Set in the desert Southwest in 1957--at the height of the Cold War--Indy and his sidekick Mac have barely escaped a close scrape with nefarious Soviet agents on a remote airfield. Now, Professor Jones has returned home to Marshall College--only to find things have gone from bad to worse. His close
5.
Next (2007)
Cris Johnson, a Las Vegas magician with a secret gift that is both a blessing and a curse: He has the uncanny ability to tell you what will happen next. Johnson can see a few minutes into the future, an extrasensory talent that comes in handy for his job as a magician and mentalist in a seedy Vegas
6.
Poseidon (2006)
It's New Year's Eve and festivities have begun aboard the luxury cruise Poseidon, at sea in the North Atlantic--that is until the First Officer senses that something is wrong. Scanning the horizon, he sees a rogue wave; a monstrous wall of water over one hundred feet high, bearing down on them with tremendous speed. He tries to steer the ship away from maximum impact but it's too late. The wave strikes with colossal force, pitching the ship heavily to port before rolling it completely upside down. One man, professional gambler Dylan Johns, prefers to test the odds alone. Ignoring orders, he prepares to exit the Ballroom and find his own way to safety, but is collared by eight-year-old Conor, who asks that Dylan take him and his mother Maggie along. Fast behind them is Robert Ramsey, anxious to search for his daughter Jennifer and her fiance Christian. Wary of alliances, Dylan reluctantly leads the small band of survivors upward through the bowels of the ship. Those who choose to join them rather than wait below include a shy stowaway, a suicidal man who re-discovers his will to live and a young waiter with knowledge of the ship's layout. Determined to fight their way to the surface, they must forge a path together through layers of wreckage as the ship continues to sink. Bonds form quickly in this journey of vertical climbs, dead ends and sheer drops. And trust proves vital.
7.
xXx: State of the Union (2005) as Supervising Art Director
The winds of political change are rumbling through the halls of the Capitol, as a popular President is being targeted for assassination by a radical splinter group of dissenters deep within the United States government. Only two people stand between anarchy and freedom: one of them, Augustus Gibbons
8.
Chronicles of Riddick, The (2004) as Art Director
It is a dark time in the universe. Planet after planet is falling to an unholy army of Necromongers--conquering warriors who offer ravaged worlds a simple choice--convert or die. Those who refuse their rule hope in vain for someone or something that will slow the spread of Necromongers. But rebels are short-lived and saviors, it seems, are in short supply. When things get bad, weary survivors turn to myths for comfort--murmured propheciesm, vain hopes, legends of good vanquishing evil. But good isn't always the antidote to evil and legends can be wrong. Sometimes the only way to stop evil is not with good--but with another kind of evil. So an unlikely figure is summoned from exile and asked to join the fight: Riddick, who couldn't care less who's in charge of the universe, just as long as he's left along. Since leaving a god-forgotten (and creature-ridden) planet in the Tauras system five years ago, the wanted fugitive hasn't looked back. Most of the time has been spent evading capture and ghosting whatever mercenaries are on his tail. To him, it's all the same, apocalype or no--this one-man army is interested only in saving his own life. Get in his way and his gladly take yours. But something has been set in motion, and the coming confrontation propels Riddick into a series of epic, winner-take-all battles: from an idyllic, multicultural civilizaton under seige; to a subterranean prison carved beneath the surface of a hellish, volcanic planet; and finally, aboard the massive baroque Necro motherhship and the seat of power in their black empire--the Basilica. In the final battle, it is foretold that the fate of all may depend upon the destiny of on Furyan.
9.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) as Supv art dir
During the Napoleonic Wars, Lucky Jack Aubrey captains the crew of his H.M.S. Surprise. When the ship is suddenly attacked by a superior enemy, it is badly damaged and much of his crew is injured. In a bold and dangerous move, Aubrey decides to set sail in a high stakes chase across two oceans to intercept and capture their foe. It's a mission that can decide the fate of a nation--or destroy Lucky Jack and his crew.
10.
Matrix Reloaded, The (2003) as Art Director (U.S. Art Department)
In this second chapter of the "Matrix" trilogy, Neo assumes greater command of his extraordinary powers as Zion falls under siege to the Machine Army. Only a matter of hours separates the last human enclave on Earth from 250,000 Sentinels programmed to destroy mankind. But the citizens of Zion, emboldened by Morpheus' conviction that the One will fulfill the Oracle's Prophecy and end the war with the Machines, rest all manner of hope and expectation on Neo, who finds himself stalled by disturbing visions as he searches for a course of action. Strengthened by their love for each other and their belief in themselves, Neo and Trinity choose to return to the Matrix with Morpheus and unleash their arsenal of extraordinary skills and weaponry against the systematic forces of repression and exploitation. But there exist powerful figures within the Matrix who refute the artifice of choice, evading the responsibility it brings as they feed on the emotional truths of others. Meanwhile, there are exiles like Agent Smith, whose inexorable connection to Neo compels him to disobey the system that has called for his deletion. Driven by the humanity he once despised, Smith will consume everything in his path on his quest for revenge. On his treacherous journey toward further insight into the construct of the Matrix and his pivotal role in the fate of mankind, Neo will confront greater resistance, an even greater truth and a more impossible choice than he ever imagined. At the confluence of love and truth, faith and knowledge, purpose and reason, Neo must follow the course he has chosen.
11.
Ghosts of Mars (2001) as Art Director
By the year 2176, the planet Mars, long inhabited by human settlers, has become the manifest destiny of an over-populated Earth. Nearly 640,000 people now live and work all over Mars, mining the planet for its abundant natural resources. But one of those mining operations has uncovered a deadly mother lode: a long dormant Martian civilization whose warriors are systematically taking over the bodies of human intruders. Lt. Melanie Ballard of the Martian Police Force is on transport assignment to bring James "Desolation" Williams, the planet's most notorious criminal, to justice. Williams has no plans to make Ballard's job easy. What begins as a battle of force and wits between cop and criminal soon turns into something more fundamental: a battle for human survival in the realm of the Martian warriors. It's civilization against civilization as Ballard and Williams join forces in mortal combat with the Ghosts of Mars.
12.
Pearl Harbor (2001) as Art Director (Hawaii Unit)
On a sleepy Sunday morning in December as children played and families prayed, squadrons of Japanese war planes screamed across the skies of a Hawaiian paradise and launched a surprise attack on the U.S. armed forces at Pearl Harbor--the infamous day that jolted America from peaceful isolationism to total war and altered the course of world history. The story focuses on the life changing events surrounding December 7, 1941 and the war's devastating impact on two daring young pilots--one from the U.S. Army Air Corps, the other from the British Royal Air Force--and a beautiful dedicated nurse, with whom both of them fall in love. It is a tale of catastrophic defeat, heroic victory, personal courage and overwhelming love set against a backdrop of wartime action.
13.
Deep Blue Sea (1999) as Supervising Art Director
In her efforts to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease, Dr. Susan McAlester implants human brain tissue into sharks. The experiment backfires, producing a horrifying species of killer sharks with the capacity to think like humans.
14.
Bicentennial Man (1999) as Art Director
A household android has trouble functioning when he begins to feel "real" human emotions. These emotions cause his owners to attempt to change the andorid into a real being.
15.
Small Soldiers (1998) as Supervising Art Director
In the small suburban town of Winslow Corners, Ohio, life is quiet, people are friendly, and action figures are only toys. Then again, don't judge an action figure by its box. Meet the Commando Elite--action figures with an attitude. To them, everything else is just a toy...including the unsuspecting suburbanites of Winslow Corners who have somehow found themselves allied with the Commando's sworn enemies: the Gorgonites. The monstrous-looking but noble Gorgonites want only to hide from the Commandos long enough to find the lost island of Gorgon. Unfortunately, the Commando Elite is not interested in truces or negotiations...and they don't take prisoners.
16.
Sphere (1998) as Art Director
A team of four people are sent to the middle of the pacific ocean and are asked to do research on a 400 year old space ship found on the bottom of the ocean.
17.
Fire Down Below (1997) as Art Director
EPA agent Jack Taggart has set out on assignment to discover the killer of his most trusted colleague. Following the agent's last known path, Taggart travels through Appalachia only to discover lethal chemical dumping sites of cyanide, benzene, and dTCE. The people in the region are getting sick and whoever is responsible for the dumping is being protected by a wall of silence. Infiltrating the community, Taggart centers his investigation around mining tycoon Orin Hanner who is tied to those mines being used for the illegal dumping. Taggart also meets Sarah Kellogg who protects a family secret that may lead to an ecological disaster.
18.
Up Close and Personal (1996) as Art Director
Tally Atwater is one of the most trusted figures in the nation. A familiar and comforting face to the millions of network TV news viewers who invite her into their homes every day, Tally is an articulate, sophisticated and charming newscaster. But she didn't start out that way. A onetime waitress and casino craps dealer named Sallyanne, from Reno, Nevada, she pursued a dream with nothing but ambition, raw talent and a homemade demo tape. Going from smalltown weathergirl to prime-time network anchor, her meteoric rise to prominence is aided and abetted by Warren Justice, a brilliant, older newsman who becomes her mentor and lover. As their relationship grows, so too does Tally's celebrity, to the point where her popularity begins to eclipse his.
19.
Rock, The (1996) as Supervising Art Director
For years Brigadier General Francis Xavier Hummel, a decorated military hero, has petitioned the United States government to honor his men who have lost their lives in service to their country during highly covert military operations by providing their families the same benefits and tributes due other war veterans. For years his efforts have been scorned. Now, angry and determined to seek justice, Hummel and a crack team of commandos seize control of Alcatraz Island, taking hostage a group of tourists. If reparations are not immediately forthcoming, Hummel plans to launch a battery of rockets charged with lethal V.X. poison gas on the San Francisco Bay area. The city's only hope for survival is FBI chemical/biological weapons expert, Stanley Goodspeed, and a top-secret federal prisoner, John Patrick Mason, who also happens to be the only known convict to have escaped the island fortress.
20.
River Wild, The (1994) as Art Direction
A small group tries to escape armed killers while navigating a treacherous river.
21.
Drop Zone (1994) as Art Director
Pete Nessip and his brother are U.S. marshalls escorting convicted computer hacker Earl Leedy to a federal prison on a commercial 747. Mid-flight, an apparent terrorist attack results in an on-board explosion, the death of Pete's brother and Leedy's disappearance. In the aftermath, Pete's badge is suspended while authorities investigate the accident. Determined to track down his brother's killers and locate Leedy, Nessip is drawn into the daredevil world of exhibition skydiving.
22.
Fire in the Sky (1993) as Art Director
Based on the true story of an Arizona man who claims he was abducted by a UFO in the 1970s.
23.
Chaplin (1992) as Art Director (Los Angeles Crew)
Biographical film on Charlie Chaplin: from his impoverished youth in London through the formative years of film and his emergence in Hollywood's Golden Age, up until his acceptance, late in life, of a special Academy Award.
24.
City Slickers (1991) as Art Director
The story of three men turning 40 who go on a Montana cattle drive.
25.
Marrying Man, The (1991) as Art Direction (Additional Photography)
The romance between a Hollywood playboy and a Las Vegas showgirl in the 1940s.
26.
Ghost (1990) as Art Direction
This is one of the most romantic films ever made. Ironically, most of the genuine love communicated between Sam (Patrick Swayze) and his wife Molly (Demi Moore) has to go through wacky psychic Oda Mae (Whoopi Goldberg). That's because Sam is a ghost and Oda Mae is the only person who can talk to him. Sam wants to warn Molly about the danger she is in from his killer Carl (Tony Goldwyn), but has to get the goods on him first. This is the film that reminds you never to take love for granted and how much fun pottery can be.
27.
Misery (1990) as Art Direction
Directed by Rob Reiner, the Academy Award-winning film "Misery" (1990) stars James Caan as romance author Paul Sheldon. He rents a remote cabin so he can write the great American novel, but crashes his car during a raging blizzard, losing consciousness and breaking his legs. Kathy Bates won the Oscar for her portrayal of Annie Wilkes, a local woman who rescues him and just so happens to be his biggest fan. She cares for him tenderly until she finishes his latest book. Then she wants revenge. Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman adapted a Stephen King novel, creating a heart-stopping psychological thriller.
28.
War Of The Roses, The (1989) as Art Direction
A couple feuds over control of their house after they separate.
29.
Dream Breakers (1989)
A movie about a Chicago family -- a building contractor and his two sons who have opposing ideologies. One brother works for a power-hungry builder with underworld connections; the younger son, a priest in one of the city's poor parishes, is fighting the forces for which his brother works.
30.
Rock 'n' Roll Mom (1988)
A "Disney Sunday Movie" about a music-loving mother who overnight climbs the charts as a hot rock sensation, but is forced to leave behind her kids and best friends for the sake of a glamorous new image, while a rival rocker schemes to expose her real identity. --BASELINE.
31.
Witches of Eastwick, The (1987) as Art Direction
An adaptation of John Updike's best-selling novel, THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK is a star-studded special-effects extravaganza about the battle of the sexes. A trio of bored, sexually repressed New England women--Alex (Cher), Jane (Susan Sarandon), and Sukie (Michelle Pfeiffer), each of them left to live without their respective husbands--innocently conjures up a mysterious stranger who, they are convinced, will relieve their frustrations. This mystery man is Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson), the filthy rich, wild-eyed Devil incarnate, who buys a local mansion.
32.
8 Million Ways to Die (1986) as Art Direction
Jeff Bridges, Rosanna Arquette, Alexandra Paul, Randy Brooks, Andy Garcia, Lisa Sloan. A former Los Angeles cop recovering from a severe drinking disorder becomes obsessed with solving the murder of a hooker who came to him for protection. Made just before Andy Garcia's crossover success in THE UNTOUCHABLES, this film casts him in a decidedly unromantic role - that of a sleazy, opportunistic drug dealer. Screenplay by Oliver Stone and David Lee Henry
33.
Rape Of Richard Beck, The (1985)
Richard Crenna won the Emmy Award as Outstanding Actor for his performance as a macho police officer forced to reexamine his own cynical attitute toward sexually assaulted women when he himself is raped by a pair of burly cop-haters. Co-star Meredith Baxter had a relatively small role as a rape coun
34.
Heart Of A Champion: The Ray Mancini Story (1985)
The lightweight story of former WBA Lightweight Champion Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, who claimed he fought to keep alive the dream of his dad, a one-time lightweight contender whose chance at the title was dashed by World War II and being wounded in action. Sylvester Stallone, one of the screen's most
35.
Man With Two Brains, The (1983) as Art Direction
Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr, the world's leading brain surgeon, grieves over the untimely death of his wife Rebecca. One night, while obsessing about Rebecca, he hits the lovely Dolores Benedict with his car. Michael operates on her and saves her life, unaware that she is a gold-digger looking for a new
36.
Hotline (1982)
Struggling artist Lynda Carter is talked into being a volunteer to answer phones part-time at Granville Van Dusen's crisis center only to find herself being stalked by a psychotic caller.
37.
Amy (1981) as Art Direction
A housewife in the early 1900s leaves her husband and home behind to teach children with vision and hearing problems.
38.
Return Of The Rebels (1981)
Graying ex-members of a motorcycle gang reassemble for a 25-year reunion to help out one of their own -- Barbara Eden, as the widowed operator of a popular campground that is being threatened by a band of arrogant groupies. Initially this was to have been titled "The Eagle Rock Rebels Ride Again".
39.
Miracle On Ice (1981)
The story of the 1980 United States Olympic hockey players, a group of amateurs from around the country who were whipped into a cohesive unit by controversial coach Herb Brooks to win a gold medal at Lake Placid during the winter games.
40.
3000 Mile Chase, The (1977)
A professional courier's efforts to deliver a key witness cross-country to a New York court appearance comes under attack by professional gunmen in this pilot film for a prospective series.
41.
Smokey And The Bandit (1977) as Art Direction
A maverick trucker tries to save a runaway bride and a shipment of contraband beer from a small-town sheriff.
42.
Escape From Bogen County (1977)
A tyrannical political kingpin in the southwest attempts to keep his young wife a virtual prisoner of his power and insane desire to dominate her, stripping her of her human and legal rights.

Production Designer (feature film)

43.
Bushwhacked (1995) as Production Designer
Max Grabelski is a delivery guy living in a world all his own. With his leather jacket, Italian shoes and a self-confidence that's more a product of his imagination than anything else, he might bend the rules, but his heart is always in the right place. Unfortunately, he also has a knack for ending up in the wrong place at the wrong time. When he finds himself set up for a murder he didn't commit, he's forced to go on the lam. Fate (and a stolen automobile) bring Max together with six kids in need of a leader for their Ranger Scout troop. Seeing a golden opportunity to hide out, Max takes on the cover, albeit reluctantly, as the youngsters' Troop Leader. With the law hot on his trail, Max and his troop must together overcome the odds, and survive in a place Max has never been before... Outdoors.
44.
Say Anything (1989) as Production Designer
A high school boy tries to find a way to express his love to a fellow student before she leaves for England.
45.
Challenge of a Lifetime (1985)
Penny Marshall stars as a lovable eccentric who becomes obsessed with competing in Hawaii's Ironman Triathlon -- a grueling day-long sports contest that consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile running race -- and her teenaged son encourages her to "go for it!" Much of the m
46.
Summer Fantasy (1984)
A summer of sun and fun awaits the first female lifeguard on a Southern California beach, a seventeen-year-old who becomes infatuated with the rugged head guard and is encouraged to "go for it" by her boy-crazy best friend.
47.
Obsessive Love (1984)
A shy, introverted woman imagines herself in a seamy love affair with a television soap star, turns herself into a chic, attractive blonde and insinuates her way into his life, causing him to panic ultimately and try frantically to free himself from her machinations. Star Yvette Mimieux, the co-prod

Art Director (special)

48.
Fuzzbucket (1986) as Art Direction
Fuzzbucket is a mischievous invisible creature from another world who helps his young human pal, Mikey, out of one scrape after another. All the while, however, Fuzzbucket yearns to begin the long, danger-filled journey back to his own home.
49.
Johnny Blue (1983) as Art Direction
The exploits of Johnny Blue, the owner of Mr. Blue's, a restaurant in New Orleans, and a detective who helps the police solve puzzling crimes. In the pilot episode, titled "The Kruger Affair," Blue risks his life to break up a gang of murderers.
50.
Tales of the Apple Dumpling Gang (1982) as Art Direction
The story, set in Quake City, California, in the 1880s, follows the misadventures of Russell Donovan, a Gold Rush gambler who suddenly becomes the guardian of two orphaned children, Clovis and Celia, when he "wins" them in a poker game and can't get rid of them. Now, forced to care for his wards, Do
51.
Adventures of Pollyanna, The (1982) as Art Direction
The story, set in Harrington, a small New England town in 1900, follows the escapades of Pollyanna Harrington, a pretty 12-year-old orphan, now the ward of her aunt, who possesses the uncanny knack of bringing out the best in people. In the pilot episode, Pollyanna struggles to prove that Thomas Jen
52.
Beyond Witch Mountain (1982) as Art Direction
Forced to leave their own planet when their sun collides with it, a group of aliens crash-land on Earth and establish a base in Witch Mountain. Later, two of its young members, Tia and Tony, leave the security of their colony to search for others of their kind. During their trek they befriend Jaso
53.
Cherokee Trail, The (1981) as Art Direction
The story of Mary Breydon, a widow who becomes the new manager of Cherokee Station, a stopover point for the Overland Express Stage Lines in Cherokee, Colorado, in 1864. The pilot episode depicts Mary's first experiences as manager and her struggles to maintain the station in a town that will not ac
54.
Texas Rangers, The (1981) as Art Direction
The exploits of Andy Bennett and Bill Cavanaugh, members of the Houston Division of the Texas Rangers, the oldest law enforcement organization in the country. In the pilot episode, Andy and Bill seek the Ames Brothers, convicted murderers who escaped from authorities while being transported to a max

Art Director (TV Mini-Series)

55.
Centennial (1978)
An epic miniseries about the making of America -- the most ambitious project ever filmed for television -- this filming of James Michener's 1,100-page saga that spanned the decades from the late eighteenth century to the present ended up as a 26 1/2 hour movie irregularly scheduled over four months

Art Director (TV Mini-Series)

56.
Amerika (1987)
A seven-part miniseries set ten years after a hypothetical Soviet takeover of the United States. The story relates how the release of a political dissident from prison triggers strong reactions from his estranged family, his childhood friend (now a rising figure in the new regime), the leaders of th

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