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Birth Place: Profession: Visual Effects ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Visual Effects (feature film)

1.
Underdog (2007)
The story of Underdog's mysterious origins begins in the wake of an accident in the high-tech lab of the maniacal scientist Dr. Simon Barsinister. Suddenly, an ordinary, down-and-out young Beagle named Shoeshine finds himself with extraordinary powers, not to mention the unexpected ability to turn his bark into real speech. Now, armed with a "fetching" superhero costume, this unlikely caped crusader and humbly self-described Underdog vows to protect the beleaguered citizens of Capitol City--especially one beautiful Spaniel named Polly Purebred. When a sinister plot by Barsinister and his overgrown henchman Cad threatens to destroy Capitol City, only Underdog can save the day.
2.
Town & Country (2001) as Special Effects Technician
A comedy about life, love, friendship, having everything and not getting caught... At least that's the way successful architect Porter Stoddard has been living his life. However, when his best friend Griffin is caught cheating by his wife Mona and an ugly divorce drama begins to unfold, Porter begins to re-evaluate his sturdy relationship with his wife Ellie in terms of his own dalliances with a beautiful cellist named Alex. Suddenly confronted by his own wife's suspicions, he decides to come clean--realizing that it's his wife that he truly loves. But is this revelation strong enough for Porter to commit the rest of his life to true monogamy?
3.
8mm (1999) as Special Effects Assistant
An investigator is hired to determine the authenticity of a snuff film showing the murder of a girl.
4.
Beverly Hills Ninja (1997) as Special Effects Coordinator
An orphaned baby boy is raised by the head of a Ninja institute in Japan and grows into an overweight young man who, despite his physical challenges, still becomes a Ninja, albeit a klutzy white one. His first mission brings him to Beverly Hills to investigate a murder mystery.
5.
Volcano (1997) as Special Effects 2n (Special Effects -)
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.
6.
Wild Bill (1995) as Special Effects Supervisor
Biopic about famous gunslinger Wild Bill Hickock.
7.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993) as Special Effects Supervisor
When April discovers an ancient scepter with magical powers, everybody's favorite heroes-on-the-half-shell must cow-a-bunga their way back to 17th century Japan the rescue her from the evil clutches of Lord Norinaga. The green mutants' Samurai skills are put to the test, and there's nary a pizza to be found during their explosive adventure in the Orient, but "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III" (1993) still packs plenty of fun for the whole family to enjoy!
8.
Blue City (1986) as Special Effects
When the mayor's son Billy Turner returns to his hometown, he is arrested after getting into a bar fight. Billy assumes his father can free him, but learns that he has died. Billy suspects foul play and investigates the death upon his release.
9.
Stephen King's Silver Bullet (1985) as Special Effects Coordinator
A werewolf terrorizes a small town.
10.
An Officer And A Gentleman (1982) as Special Effects
A naval officer in training shares a tumultuous romance with a local girl.
11.
48 Hrs. (1982) as Special Effects
Jack Cates is a hard-nosed cop who is paired up with Reggie Hammond -- a convict who is released from prison in Cates's custody for 48 hours in order to help Cates track down a pair of maniacal cop killers.
12.
Mommie Dearest (1981) as Special Effects
A portrayal of the actress Joan Crawford as a screaming witch-mother who abuses her kids.
13.
First Monday in October (1981) as Special Effects
Conflict erupts when the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court takes her seat on the bench and her conservative views are in sharp contradiction to her peers of the court.
14.
Citizens Band (1977) as Special Effects
This movie interlaces the stories of several characters in a small town united by their use of CB (citizen's band) radio. Paul LeMat is the local CB coordinator who has time for little else in his life. His father, Roberts Blossom is a sour old man who is nice on the radio. Charles Napier is a trucker hospitalized after an accident, with hilarious consequences.

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