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Visual Effects (feature film)

1.
Surviving Christmas (2004) as Special Effects Coordinator
Facing another Christmas alone, Drew Latham decides to go back to his idyllic childhood home to spend the holidays with family. There is, however, one problem: the people living there now are not Drew's family. Nevertheless, Drew has his mind set on an old-fashioned family Christmas, and the fact that the "family" in question, the Valcos, are complete strangers, isn't about to put a crimp in his plans. Offering them a small fortune, Drew bribes his newfound "parents" to let him spend Christmas in their home, pretending to be part of the family. Just when the Valcos begin to question if any amount of money is worth being dragged all over town on such traditional family holiday excursions as Christmas shopping and the requisite choosing of the Christmas tree, their eldest daughter Alicia comes home for the holidays, with no intention of adopting a new "brother."
2.
Moonlight Mile (2002) as Special Effects Coordinator
Set in the fictional town of Cape Anne, Massachusetts in 1973, an unlikely love story finds Joe Nast lingering in the home of Diana Floss, his fiancee, after her untimely death. Joe wants to be the man he believes everyone wants him to be--dutifully bereaved husband-to-be, and perfect would-be son-i
3.
Wild Wild West (1999) as Special Effects (2nd Unit)
Special government agent James West and his co-hort Artemus Gordon, team up to thwart the diabolical Dr Arliss Loveless who is plotting to assassinate the President of the United States with the aid of a huge, walking weapon-transport vehicle called "The Tarantula."
4.
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) as Special Effects Coordinator
A 28-year-old woman, who years earlier made a pact with her closest male friend that if neither were married in ten years time they would marry one another, now faces the fact that the man is about to marry someone else. He asks her to be his "best man" and she agrees, planning to go to the ceremony and then break up the couple before they exchange their vows. Instead, she accepts the turn of events and realizes she doesn't need to be married to be happy.
5.
Soul Food (1997) as Special Effects Coordinator
The story of Sunday dinner gatherings that unite an African-American family and prevent it from unraveling when the family's matriarch becomes ill.
6.
Amistad (1997) as Special Effects Supervisor
Africans on a slave ship headed to the U.S. mutiny against their captors.
7.
Multiplicity (1996) as Special Effects Coordinator
Doug Kinney could use a miracle. A devoted husband, father and businessman, Doug is married to an adoring wife, and a demanding job, both of which leave him little time to enjoy either. With too much to do and not nearly enough time in which to do it in, Doug is ready to snap until he meets world-renowned geneticist Dr. Owen Leeds who offers him the chance to get control of his life by becoming the ultimate split personality and having himself cloned. If life was complicated with just one Doug, wait until he multiplies.
8.
Primal Fear (1996) as Special Effects Coordinator (Chicago Crew)
A defense lawyer volunteers his services to a teenager--with multiple personality disorder--charged with the murder of a Chicago archbishop. Complicating the matter is that the archbishop may have molested young parishioners.
9.
Losing Isaiah (1995) as Special Effects Coordinator
A white social worker adopts an African-American baby abandoned by her crack addicted mother. Several years later the mother recovers and goes to court to try and regain custody of her child.
10.
Nobody's Fool (1994) as Special Effects
Donald "Sully" Sullivan is a sixty-year-old construction worker living in North Bath, New York. Sullivan has no steady work, no love and no money. Estranged for years from his family, he suddenly finds himself face-to-face with his son Peter, an out-of-work college professor with a turbulent marriag
11.
Fugitive, The (1993) as Special Effects Coordinator
A man is forced to go on the run after being falsely accused of killing his wife.
12.
Groundhog Day (1993) as Special Effects
A weatherman gets stuck in time, forced to live the same day over and over.
13.
Mo' Money (1992) as Special Effects
Story about a young con man who goes straight when he falls in love--only to find himself caught in the middle of an enormous scam that only he and his brother can stop.
14.
Backdraft (1991) as Special Effects Foreman
Feuding firefighter brothers bury their differences to catch an arsonist.
15.
Hook (1991) as Special Effects
A grown up Peter Pan has to fight off the return of Captain Hook.
16.
Back To The Future (Part 3) (1990) as Special Effects 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
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.
17.
Package, The (1989) as Special Effects Coordinator
Political thriller revolving around a conspiracy, a nuclear disarmament treaty between the USA and USSR, and a court-martialed soldier who escapes from custody.
18.
She's Out of Control (1989) as Special Effects
Comedy revolving around a father's apprehensions when his once plain teenage daughter turns into a beauty and starts to date.
19.
Shadows in the Storm (1988) as Special Effects
An alcoholic gets fired from his job as a librarian, and to the woods where he meets the girl of his dreams.
20.
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) as Special Effects Coordinator
Detroit cop Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) is watching the news on TV when the reporter tells a story that Axel's friend, Beverly Hills police Captain Andrew Bogomil (Ronny Cox), has been shot. Axel heads out to Beverly Hills to visit Bogomil in the hospital, and is reunited with Bogomil's daughter Jan (Alice Adair). Axel is also reunited with Det. Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and Sgt. John Taggart (John Ashton). Axel, Rosewood, and Taggart soon discover that the alphabet robberies are being masterminded by weapons kingpin Maxwell Dent (Jurgen Prochnow), and Dent had sent his fiancee Karla Fry (Brigitte Nielsen) to kill Bogomil because he had been after Dent.
21.
Witches of Eastwick, The (1987) as Special Effects
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.
22.
Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986) as Special Effects
Terry (Whoopi Goldberg) works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. One day she gets a strange message from an unknown source. The message is coded. After decoding the message, Terry becomes embroiled in an espionage ring. People are killed, and Terry is chased. Throughout she remains in contact with this unknown person, who needs Terry to help save his life.
23.
Love On The Run (1985)
An attorney is so desperately in love with her convict-client that she helps him escape.

Visual Effects (feature film)

24.
Fatal Vision (1984)
The much-acclaimed dramatization of Joe McGinniss' best-seller about Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, the former Green Beret captain accused, then cleared, in the brutal murders of his wife and daughters in February 1970, won Emmy Award nominations for the film itself as Outstanding Drama Special as well as f
25.
V (1983)
Hugely successful sci-fi spectacular about the invasion from outer space by legions of aliens whose deceptive mission of peace is soon revealed to be a plot by a reptilian, Nazi-type society to steal the Earth's water supply. Marc Singer and Faye Grant lead a ragtag band of freedom fighters to repel

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