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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Visual Effects (feature film)

1.
Ender's Game (2013)
A gifted child trains at a military school in preparation for an alien invasion.
2.
Star Trek (2009)
On the maiden voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise, the most advanced starship ever created, new recruits and rivals Kirk and Spock must stop an evil being whose mission of vengeance threatens all of mankind.
3.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Heroes Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann are allied with Captain Barbossa in a desperate quest to free Captain Jack Sparrow from his mind-blowing trap in Davy Jones Locker; meanwhile, the terrorizing ghost ship, the Flying Dutchman and Davy Jones--under the control of the East India Trading Company--wreaks havoc across the Seven Seas. Navigating through treachery, betrayal and wild waters, they must forge their way to exotic Singapore and confront the cunning Chinese pirate Sao Feng. Now headed beyond the very ends of the earth, each must ultimately choose a side in a final, titanic battle as their lives and fortunes--and the entire future of the freedom-loving pirate way--hang in the balance.
4.
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
In the heart of Paris lies a deadly secret. Half a world away in Los Angeles, Ambassador Han is about to disclose it. In his possession is explosive new evidence about the inner workings of the Triads--the most powerful and notorious crime syndicate in the world. The Ambassador has discovered the identity of Shy Shen, the very crux of the wide-ranging crime ring, and he's about to reveal it to the World Criminal Court--until he is silenced by an assassin's bullet. The Triads will go to any lengths to make sure their secrets stay buried, and there's only one hope for stopping them. LAPD Detective Carter and Chinese Inspector Lee are back--back where they don't belong. The unlikely duo is headed to the City of Lights to stop a global criminal conspiracy and save the life of an old friend, Ambassador Han's now-grown daughter, Soo Yung. They don't know the city, the language or even exactly what they're looking for, but their race will take them across the city, from the depths of the Paris underground to the breathtaking heights of the Eiffel Tower, as they fight to outrun the world's most deadly criminals and save the day.
5.
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.
6.
Eragon (2006)
A boy named Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest. At first, he thinks it's a lucky discovery, something that will bring meat to his poor family for the winter. Instead, it brings a dragon hatchling, and Eragon is soon thrust into a world of magic and power through which he and the dragon
7.
Are We There Yet? (2005) as Visual Effects Producer (Industrial Light & Magic)
Nick is in for a bumpy ride when he tries to impress an attractive divorcee by driving her two strong-willed children to Canada to see her.
8.
Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005)
Maggie Peyton is the new owner of Number 53--the free wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own; she puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor. As a third generation member of a NASCAR family, racing is in Maggie Peyton's blood, but she is forbidden from pursuing her dream by her overprotective father, Ray Peyton, Sr. When Ray Sr. offers Maggie a car as a college graduation present, he takes her to a junkyard to choose one from an assortment of very used cars. Maggie has her eye on an old Nissan, but a certain rusty, banged up '63 VW Bug seems to be clamoring for her attention. To her surprise, Maggie leaves the lot with Herbie. As she prepares to leave town for a position with ESPN News, Maggie discovers that Herbie has a mind of his own--and an alternate route for her future.
9.
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) as Ilm Visual Effects Producer
The story of intelligent, charming, but unlucky siblings, 14-year-old Violet, 12-year-old Klaus, and their infant sister, Sunny, who are suddenly orphaned when their house burns down. The executor of their parent's estate sends the children to live with a distant relative, Count Olaf, but they realize that he has dastardly designs on the Baudelaire family fortune. The Baudelaire children are soon removed from Count Olaf's care and go to live with their Uncle Monty, a renowned snake expert. Things end badly after the arrival of a suspicious lab assistant named Stephano--Count Olaf in disguise. The children are then shuffled off to their fearful Aunt Josephine's. Sadly disaster ensues, due to the appearance of a mysterious peg-legged sailor--again Count Olaf, who then hatches his most dastardly plot of all.
10.
Dreamcatcher (2003) as Visual Effects Producer (Ilm)
Jonesy, Henry, Pete and Beaver. Twenty years ago they were just kids in a small town in Maine--kids who found the courage to respond heroically to childhood cruelty. In saving a strange boy named Duddits, they unexpectedly gained a fifth friend at the center of their circle. Even more unexpected were the uncanny powers he conveyed to them, bonding them all beyond ordinary friendship. Now the four are men with separate lives and separate problems, haunted by the memory of heroism, with powers that are more of a burden than a gift. When a shocking accident almost claims one of them, they don't at first recognize the return of the eeriness that is somehow linked to Duddits. But when they reunite for their annual visit to a hunting cabin in the north woods, anticipating only the warmth and humor that nourishes them, they are overtaken by a gathering doom. First comes a stranger, a lost hunter unaware of the terrible contagion he bears. On his heels is a blizzard, a vicious storm in which something much more ominous moves--a deadly alien force that will consume some of the foursome and force those who make it to the end of the road to once again summon their forgotten strength--and confront an unparalleled horror.
11.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) as ILM visual eff prod
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.
12.
Signs (2002) as Visual Effects Producer (Ilm)
A thriller set in Bucks County, Pennsylvania focusing on the mysterious appearance of a five-hundred-foot design of circles and lines carved into the crops of the family farm. Graham Hess is the family patriarch who is tested in his journey to find the truth behind the unfolding mystery.
13.
Impostor (2002) as Visual Effects Producer (Ilm/Special Effects)
The year is 2079. The earth has been at war with an alien force for over a decade. Spencer Olham is a lauded government scientist whose latest work promises to save the planet. But suddenly he is accused of being an alien spy, and becomes the subject of a nationwide manhunt. Olham is faced with a tw
14.
Majestic, The (2001)
After an accident in the early fifties, a blacklisted screenwriter with amnesia is mistaken for the long lost son of the town's movie house owner. Under the belief he's someone else, the writer resurrects the old movie house and becomes a
15.
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) as Visual Effects Producer (Ilm)
Two Jedi Knights must protect a young queen from a mysterious creature who wants to destroy her.
16.
Star Trek: First Contact (1996) as Visual Effects Producer (Ilm)
The USS Enterprise must travel back in time to fight an ominous alien race set to take over humanity.
17.
Die Hard 2 (1990) as Modelmaker Supvervisor (Ilm)
Some terrorist-fighting New York cops just can't catch a break. That's what Bruce Willis's hero John McClane must be thinking in this sequel to the blockbuster action flick "Die Hard" (1988). This time out, Willis is waiting to pick up his wife Bonnie Bedelia at the airport on Christmas Eve. Also waiting is a team of mercenaries led by William Sadler. They want to bust out an evil dictator, and they're taking the whole airport hostage. Big mistake with John McClane on the scene. It has all the terrific action, fisticuffs and gun battles you expect from a "Die Hard" feature.
18.
Back To The Future (Part 3) (1990) as Modelmaker (Ilm)
Marty McFly drives into the Old West to rescue Doc, whose blossoming romance makes him reluctant to return, from the clutches of the villainous Tannen Gang.
19.
Ghostbusters II (1989) as Chief Modelmaker
The ghostbusters face the spirit of a warlock that lives in his self-portrait in a New York museum.
20.
Caddyshack II (1988)
After his social-climbing daughter falls in love with one of the members, a self-made Armenian millionaire tries and fails to gain entry into Bushwood Country Club to please his social-climbing daughter. Snubbed by the hoity toity members, the man retaliates by purchasing Bushwood and turning it int
21.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) as Modelmaker
A tough detective tries to clear a cartoon character charged with murder.
22.
*batteries not included (1987) as Modelmaker (Ilm)
Aliens in tiny space ships visit Earth.

Film Production - Construction/Set (feature film)

23.
Bats (1999) as Carpenter
Something is coming in the night. The dark air fills with the sound of flapping wings and menacing shrieks... BATS. But these are no ordinary bats. The night has wings, and fear has taken flight. When the dark is alive, there's nowhere to hide as swarms of genetically altered bats blaze a path of terror through a sleepy Texas town. The only hope to stop the growing tide of devastation is a zoologist who studies bats, her assistant and the local sheriff.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

24.
Congo (1995) as Ilm Model Department Manager
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
25.
Flintstones, The (1994) as Model Department Manager (Ilm)
A promotion moves Fred up to the executive suite at the Slate & Co. quarry.
26.
Baby's Day Out (1994) as Model Department Manager (Ilm)
Three Criminals have trouble holding onto a baby they have kidnapped.
27.
Radioland Murders (1994)
As a radio station is about to go on the air in 1939, mishap and murder ensue.
28.
Star Trek: Generations (1994)
As the maiden voyage of the third Enterprise is occuring, it is called to save two ships from an energy ribbon, in which Kirk dies. However years later he is needed by Picard to stop an evil villian.
29.
Backdraft (1991)
Feuding firefighter brothers bury their differences to catch an arsonist.
30.
Always (1989)
A downed pilot plays celestial wingman to his successor in love and flying.
31.
Always (1989)
A downed pilot plays celestial wingman to his successor in love and flying.

Visual Effects (special)

32.
From Star Wars to Star Wars (1999) as Visual Effects Producer
A behind-the-scenes look at "Star Wars" featuring never-before-seen footage of "Episode 1--The Phantom Menace" and a look at the special effects company, Industrial Light and Magic.

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