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Doug Ornstein

Doug Ornstein


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Assistant Direction (feature film)

Cast Away (2000) as 1st Assistant Director (2nd Unit)
Chuck Noland, an engaged, workaholic Federal Express inspector, travels around the world testing the effectiveness of international shipping offices. His frenetic schedule puts a strain on his relationship with longtime girlfriend Helen. But when a plane crash leaves him stranded and isolated from other human beings on a remote Pacific island for four years, Chuck slowly becomes transformed both mentally and physically as he attempts to survive. This harrowing personal struggle ultimately brings him to a simple Zen-like understanding of what things in this world -- in his world -- are truly important.
Spawn (1997) as Assistant Director (2nd Unit)
Five years after he was murdered by his own colleagues in a covert government operation, Al Simmons makes a pact with the devil to be resurrected so that he may see his wife Wanda once more. In return for the favor, the devil requires, in typically Faustian fashion, that Simmons lead Hell''s Army for the destruction of humankind. Blessed in life with extraordinary killing skills, Simmons is even more deadly with the backing of his new master and the changling powers he has at his disposal. As he begins to discover and exercise his new strengths, he encounters two figures who direct him to use his powers in order to serve two different agendas. Cogliostro encourages Spawn to fight the devil and become a new champion for humankind, while Clown goads Spawn into continuing to serve his new master and lead the Armageddon.
Off and Running (1992) as 2nd Assistant Director
Cyd is an actress turned performing mermaid in a Miami hotel who has just flipped her flippers for a horse trainer named Woody. But their love is barely out of the gate when Woody's champion horse Molnir--and then Woody himself--are suddenly murdered. The trainer's dying act is to slip a locket into
Ghostbusters II (1989) as 2nd Additional Assistant Director
The ghostbusters face the spirit of a warlock that lives in his self-portrait in a New York museum.
Glory (1989) as 2nd Assistant 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
A young, white army officer is assigned to lead an all-black unit in the Civil War.
Weekend at Bernie's (1989) as 2nd Assistant Director (New York)
The misadventures of two young insurance company employees who spend Labor Day weekend at an expensive beach house.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

New York Stories (1989) as Production Assistant ("Oedipus Wrecks")
Three stories about life in New York City. Woody Allen''s segment revolves around a lawyer having problems with his mother. Martin Scorsese''s segment, based on Dostoyevsky''s "The Gambler", centers on an artist''s romance. Francis Coppola''s segment is about a privileged daughter of separated parents who lives in New York''s Sherry Netherlands Hotel.
Big (1988) as Production Assistant
Through a carnival wishing machine, a 12-year-old boy is transferred into the body of a 35-year-old man.
Another Woman (1988) as Production Assistant
While dealing with her own tortured past, an aging writer becomes obsessed with a psychiatric patient.
September (1987) as Production Assistant
A weekend stay at a Vermont summer house provides glimpses into the lives of six unhappy people, most of whom are in love with others who love others.
China Girl (1987) as Production Assistant
An Italian-American boy and a Chinese-American girl attempt a romance despite a war between gangs in their respective New York communities.
Pick-Up Artist, The (1987) as Production Assistant
Radio Days (1987) as Production Staff Member
A young boy's coming of age is mirrored by his favorite radio shows and the lives of their stars.

Film Production - Unit (feature film)

Three Days to Kill (2014)
Dangerous international spy Ethan Renner is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger. But first, he must complete one last mission even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunting down the world's most ruthless terrorist and looking after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years while his wife is out of town.

Film Production - Main (special)

When Animals Attack 4 (1997) as Associate Director
Special featuring actual video footage of confrontations between animals and humans.
When Animals Attack III (1997) as Associate Director
Sequel to "When Animals Attack" and "When Animals Attack II." Takes a look at man's unpredictable relationship with animals, including footage of human encounters with dangerous animals and commentary on why these incidents occurred.

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