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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Editing (feature film)

1.
Awake (2007)
During surgery, more than 60,000 people domestically each year experience "anesthetical awareness," a condition when anesthesia fails during surgery, leaving one completely conscious and feeling every incision, but paralyzed and incapable of doing anything about it. This is what happens to Clay.
2.
Namesake, The (2006)
The Gangulis family comes to the U.S. from India in order to experience a world of limitless opportunities--only to be confronted with the perils and confusion of trying to build a meaningful life in a baffling new society. On the heels of their arranged marriage, Ashoke and Ashima jet off from swe
3.
Man of the Year (2006)
Acerbic performer Tom Dobbs has made his career out of skewering politicians and speaking the mind of the exasperated nation on his talk show. He cracked scathing jokes at a fractured system night after night--until he came up with a really funny idea: why not run for president himself? After a flip comment, Dobbs ignites a grassroots movement that puts him on the ballot. Hot on the campaign trail, he debates elected drones and says exactly what frustrated voters have often thought. Nov. 2nd later, the muckraker wins--only to learn that a computer voting error gave him the victory. With time ticking on the inaugural clock, Dobbs has a big decision to make: should he go back behind the mike or stay in the Oval Office?
4.
Trust the Man (2005)
Rebecca, a successful actress and her Mr. Mom husband, Tom, have two kids, a virtually nonexistent sex life, and a marriage counselor who is too baffled by the pair to offer any real help. Rebecca's slacker younger brother, Tobey, has been dating the exasperated Elaine for eight years but can't seem
5.
Everyday People (2004)
Raskin's is the kind of neighborhood Brooklyn restaurant where young and old, black and white, artists and professionals have mingled for generations. But now everything is about to change. Faced with a business slump, Ira, the stressed-out Jewish owner decides to shut down--or rather, sell out to a
6.
Storytelling (2001) as Dialogue Editor
Two stories set in two eras against the comical terrain of college and high school, past and present--exploring issues of sex, race, celebrity and exploitation. The first story: On a college campus in the mid-80s, a white female writing student has an emotional experience with her black, male writin
7.
Best Man, The (1999) as Dialogue Editor
Harper Stewart, a commitment-shy writer and the best man at the wedding of Lance and Mia, is nervous--and with good reason. His steamy new novel hits bookstores soon, and when his friends finally read it he knows they will notice more than just a passing resemblance to the characters depicted in the
8.
Bright Shining Lie, A (1998)
Based on Neil Sheehan's Pulitzer Prixe-winning book, which tells the true story of John Paul Vann, one of the first U.S. senior military advisers sent to Vietnam. Initially determined to defeat the Communists, Vann soon realized that the way in which the war was being fought made victory impossible. He saw that the U.S. government was supporting a corrupt regime in South Vietnam, which had no intention of carrying out the reforms they espoused. Vann shared this information, becoming a major source for American journalists critical of the war. After he returned home in 1964, Vann became bored with domestic life and returned to Vietnam in 1965 as a civilian to help the war's victims. Following Richard Nixon's election as president, Vann was appointed a civilian general, the first in history, for his efforts. While serving in this capacity, Vann was killed in a helicopter crash in 1972.
9.
Box of Moonlight (1996) as Dialogue Editor
Emotionally stifled, socially awkward Al Fountain is an ordinary man supervising a contruction job in the midwest. When the job is cancelled, Al decides not to go home, but instead to revisit a childhood lake. After a disappointing visit to the now polluted lake, he stops to help a young drop-out na
10.
Sense and Sensibility (1995) as Dialogue Editor
Jane Austen's classic tale of two sisters with different romantic notions.

Sound (feature film)

11.
Winter's Tale (2014)
Master thief Peter loves Beverly, but he is marked for death by his demonic former mentor and she is seriously ill. Against all odds, Peter tries to save his true love.
12.
Fifth Estate, The (2013)
Julian Assange and Daniel Domscheit-Berg team up to create a platform, WikiLeaks, where people can anonymously leak covert data.
13.
Disconnect (2013)
In interweaving stories, several people find that the technology of today's wired world does not improve their connection with other people together, but actually forces them apart.
14.
A.C.O.D. (2013)
A grown man finds himself still caught in the crossfire of his parents' 15-year-old divorce.
15.
Margin Call (2011)
The key players at an investment firm are seen during 24 hours in the beginning of the 2008 financial crisis. When an analyst unlocks information that could spell the downfall of the firm, a financial and moral roller-coaster ride begins.
16.
Adjustment Bureau, The (2011)
On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas--a woman like none he's ever known. But just as he realizes he's falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself--the men of The Adjustment Bureau--who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path...or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her.
17.
Dear John (2010)
Destiny brings a young soldier, John Tyree, and an idealistic college student, Savannah Curtis, together. When war tears them apart, will their endless stream of love letters be enough to keep them united?
18.
When in Rome (2010)
A cynical young woman travels to Rome and defiantly plucks coins from a fountain of love, magically igniting the passion of the men who threw them in. When a charming reporter pursues her with equal zest, she is unsure if his love is the real thing.
19.
Remember Me (2010)
After tragedy tears his family apart, Tyler thinks no one can understand his pain - until he meets Ally. Falling in love with her, Tyler begins to find happiness and purpose again, but hidden secrets surface that could destroy it all.
20.
Amelia (2009)
After becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, Amelia was thrust into a new role as America's sweetheart - the legendary "goddess of light," known for her bold, larger-than-life charisma. Yet, even with her global fame solidified, her belief in flirting with danger and standing up as her
21.
Cold Souls (2009)
In the midst of an existential crisis, a famous American actor stumbles upon a "Soul Storage," a private lab offering New Yorkers a relief from the burden of their souls.
22.
Tenderness (2009)
A fifteen-year-old in search of an escape from her troubled home life becomes enthralled with a young man with a violent past. As they embark on a harrowing journey, a local cop is intent on exposing him as a serial killer.
23.
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
A man becomes accidentally magnetized and erases all the tapes in the video store where his best friend works. To save the store, the duo re-enact and re-film every movie that its single loyal customer, an elderly woman, rents.
24.
Spinning Into Butter (2007)
The dean of students at a New England college is thrust into the investigation of a racial hate crime. She's forced to confront her own feelings about race and her administration's desire to maintain a politically correct posture.
25.
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Andy, an overextended broker, lures his younger brother, Hank, into a larcenous scheme: the pair will rob a suburban mom-and-pop jewelry store that appears to be the quintessential easy target. The problem is, the store owners are Andy and Hank's actual mom and pop and, when the seemingly perfect cr
26.
Evening (2007)
As Ann lays dying in a morphine-induced state, she remembers, and conveys to her daughters, the defining moments in her life 50 years prior, when she was a young woman in love.
27.
Noise (2007)
David is a successful lawyer who can't stand the fact that Manhattan is a place where it's too noisy to get a good night's sleep, listen to his wife play classical music, or even make love. Every time he hears a car alarm going off, he swings into action. His acts of vandalism generate no end of g
28.
Perfect Stranger (2007)
When investigative reporter Rowena Price learns that her friend's murder might be connected to powerful ad executive Harrison Hill, she goes undercover with the help of her associate, Miles Hailey. Posing as Katherine, a 'temp' at Hill's ad agency, and Veronica, a girl Hill flirts with online, Rowen
29.
Interview (2007)
Self-destructive journalist Pierre Peders is no stranger to violence and inhumanity. Having made his name as a war reporter, he has traveled the world seeing some of the most horrifying sights imaginable. So it's no surprise that he's upset when he's demoted to interviewing America's most famous so
30.
Killer Within, The (2006)
Bob Bechtel is a killer. One night in 1955, while a student at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, he went on a shooting rampage, killing classmate Holmes Strozier in his sleep. He was committed to a hospital for the criminally insane and released five years later. There was no felony conviction, in
31.
Romance and Cigarettes (2005)
Nick Murder's journey into infidelity and redemption is explored through the repercussions of his adultery and doomed fascination with a flame haired seductress named Tula. For Kitty, Nick's long suffering wife, his treachery is the final straw. With faith in her husband shattered she surprises ev
32.
Trust the Man (2005)
Rebecca, a successful actress and her Mr. Mom husband, Tom, have two kids, a virtually nonexistent sex life, and a marriage counselor who is too baffled by the pair to offer any real help. Rebecca's slacker younger brother, Tobey, has been dating the exasperated Elaine for eight years but can't seem
33.
Vanity Fair (2004)
The daughter of a starving English artist and a French chorus girl, Becky is orphaned at a young age. Even as a child, she yearns for a more glamorous life than her birthright promises. As she leaves Miss Pinkerton's Academy at Chiswick, Becky resolves to conquer English society by any means possibl
34.
90 Miles (2000) as Sound
Filmmaker's investigation, by way of his own experience as a Cuban-American, into the often oversimplified political, historical, and economic separation existing between the U.S. and Cuba, two countries which are only 90 miles apart geographically.
35.
Three Seasons (1999) as Supervising Sound Editor
When a young girl is hired to pick white lotuses for a reclusive master, her singing attracts not only the jealous disapproval of the older workers but the heart of the master himself... A cyclo driver falls for a proud young prostitute whom he chauffeurs around to her appointments in the gleaming n
36.
Maryam (1999) as Sound Editor
An Iranian-born 16-year-old New Jersey high school student thinks of herself as an American through and through, even preferring to be called Mary rather than her Iranian name Maryam. But the serenity of Maryam's family's integrated life is disrupted when her headstrong, fundamentalist cousin Ali a
37.
Impostors, The (1998) as Adr Editor
Meet Arthur and Maurice, two down-and-out actors who want nothing more than to find the perfect roles. Arthur is thin and verbose--a apssionate man who literally lives to die, hoping one day to perform a death scene worthy of international reknown. Maurice is stout, impulsive and given to occasional
38.
Safe Men (1998) as Sound Editor
A tale about two tremendously untalented singers who, in a classic case of mistaken identity, are believed to be the best safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. Thought to be criminals, the pair are drawn to the not-so-nefarious netherworld of the city's Jewish mafia, a "mob" that seems to consi
39.
Eye of God (1997) as Supervising Sound Editor
Set in Oklahoma, a bleak tale of small-town tragedy and loss of faith about a recently sprung ex-con, Jack, who hastily marries a shy waitress, Ainsley, with whom he had been corresponding while in prison. Only after their rushed courtship and hasty marriage does Ainsley learn that Jack--who gives e
40.
Substance of Fire, The (1996) as Sound Editor
A holocasust survivor, stricken by grief after the death of his wife, is determined to run his publishing company into the ground, now his son Aaron is foced to choose between the company and his fathers emotional crisis.
41.
Martha & Ethel (1995) as Sound Editor
Following World War II, in the midst of America's new prosperity, a generation of women willingly relinquished their mothering responsibilities to hired women. "Martha & Ethel" focuses on the lives of two nannies and their influences on the families who employed them. Through these two specific stor
42.
Heavy (1994) as Supervising Sound Editor
A cook at a greasy bar has world turned upside down when a beautiful college drop out applies for a job.
43.
End of the Night (1991) as Co-Sound Editor
With the approach of fatherhood, a young man's life begins to unravel and he becomes obsessed with a complete stranger.
44.
Mississippi Masala (1991) as Sound Editor
Demetrius is a stalwart, self-made man and owner of a carpet-cleaning business. A chance traffic accident introduces him to Mina, a beautiful young Indian woman whose family fled Uganda under the rule of Idi Amin. As Demetrius and Mina begin their secret love affair, each is swept into the other's exotic world, soon finding themselves at the center of controversy and scandal. Mina's parents, Jay and his wife Kinnu, are outraged by the relationship and concerned about their daughter's disregard for the values and traditions of their culture. Demetrius, it seems, fares no better. The Indian community is outraged, his business suffers, the bank wants to repossess his carpet cleaning van and friends whisper that he has crossed the color line. However Demetrius stands steadfast in his belief that a shade of color is all which separates him and Mina.
45.
Poison (1989) as Sound Editor
Three stories which, each in its own distinct visual style, explore themes of moral and social transgression: "Hero," shot in a mock TV-documentary style depicts a gruesome patricide; "Horror," filmed like a 1950s B-movie tells the tale of a mad science experiment gone horribly wrong; and "Homo" exp

Misc. Crew (feature film)

46.
90 Miles (2000)
Filmmaker's investigation, by way of his own experience as a Cuban-American, into the often oversimplified political, historical, and economic separation existing between the U.S. and Cuba, two countries which are only 90 miles apart geographically.

Editing (special)

47.
Live Free or Die (2000) as Associate Editor
A heated battle of beliefs and wills has collided in the normally quiet town of Bedford, New Hampshire, over the legal right to an abortion and the guarantee of free speech. Wayne Goldner is an obstetrician and gynecologist who performs abortions and finds himself fighting to maintain this right on

Sound (special)

48.
Bud Greenspan Presents Athens 2004: Stories of Olympic Glory (2005)
Among the seven world-class athletes profiled are two Americans: Mariel Zagunis, winner of the first Gold Medal in fencing for the United States in 100 years and Lisa Fernandez, who led the Women's Softball team to its third straight Gold Medal in Athens. Also featured are 1,500- and 5,000-meter Mor
49.
Juvies (2000) as Sound Editor
A look at the journeys of four young men in and out of Baltimore's Juvenile Justice System. The filmmakers obtained unprecedented access to a world generally closed to the outside. Set primarily in Maryland's Cheltenham Youth Facility -- originally known as The Center for Reformation for Colored Boy
50.
Dragtime (1997) as Supervising Sound Editor
Documentary highlights some of the United States' most flamboyant "gender illusionists" and investigates why dressing up like women appeals to so many men.

Post Production (special)

51.
Nickellennium, The (2000) as Post-Production Sound
Documentary that features kids around the world offering their predictions, perceptions and dreams about how they imagine life in the future. Also includes in-depth profiles of kids representing various nations and cultures.

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