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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Heavy Metal (1981) as Sequence Director
In this five-part animated feature, an evil glowing green orb travels through space and time, spreading violence and discord in its wake

Art Director (feature film)

2.
Enemy of the State (1998) as Art Director
An attorney is entangled in a web of national politics when a reporter friend accidentally records the murder of a senator. Unaware that he is in possession of the reporter's video, the attorney becomes the target of a National Security Agency investigation which nearly succeeds in destroying his pe
3.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) as Art Director (Savannah)
A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire.
4.
Nothing to Lose (1997) as Art Director
After discovering his wife in bed with his boss, ad exec Nick Beam is carjacked while sitting at a stop light. Having "nothing to lose," Nick turns the tables and kidnaps the armed robber. Ultimately the two form an unlikely friendship when they try to exact revenge against Nick's boss in an adventure filled with mistaken identity and hold-ups.
5.
Relic, The (1997) as Art Director
A crate containing relics from South America arrives in Chicago with a beast that is mysteriously killing people.
6.
Jade (1995) as Assistant Art Director
David Corelli is an ambitious assistant district attorney in San Francisco. While attending a black tie affair as the guest of his college friends Matt Gavin, a prominent lawyer, and his wife Trina Gavin, a clinical psychologist, David is called to the scene of a murder: the San Francisco home of a
7.
Crimson Tide (1995) as Art Director
A submarine officer mutinies against his trigger-happy captain to prevent a world war.
8.
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) as Assistant Art Director
An out of work voice-over actor and his wife get divorced, with the wife gaining custody of the three children. Unhappy with the alotted time given him to spend with the kids, the father dresses up as an old lady and gets a job as the kids' nanny.
9.
Groundhog Day (1993) as Assistant Art Director
A weatherman gets stuck in time, forced to live the same day over and over.
10.
True Romance (1993) as Art Director
An unstable drifter and a starry-eyed hooker find love in a hail of bullets in the ultra-violent modern crime classic "True Romance" (1993). Kung-Fu fan Clarence falls for prostitute Alabama and launches an attack on her pimp that leaves the young couple with a fortune in stolen cocaine and many bad, bad men out to kill them. Directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette and Dennis Hopper. With a French language track.
11.
Midnight Run (1988) as Art Direction
An ex-cop becomes a bounty hunter and tracks down an embezzler.
12.
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) as Art Direction
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.
13.
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) as Art Direction Assistant
A housewife travels back in time to change the fate of her shotgun wedding.
14.
Lucas (1986) as Art Direction
15.
Beverly Hills Cop (1984) as Art Direction
A New York police officer brings his "mean street" style tactics to Beverly Hills after one his close friends is murdered.
16.
The Natural (1984) as Art Direction (Los Angeles)
An overaged baseball player comes out of nowhere to save his team.
17.
WarGames (1983) as Art Direction
In search of the ultimate game, a young man accidentally hacks into the government''s top military computer.
18.
One From the Heart (1982) as Art Direction Assistant
In Las Vegas, Franny, a Fremont Street travel agent, dreams of taking off to the exotic locales to which she sends her clients. Meanwhile, her husband Hank is preoccupied with the purchase of their spacious, slightly seedy Spanish Moderne home as a good investment. Their anniversary forces the dream
19.
Escape Artist, The (1982) as Art Direction
Danny Masters is the teenage son of the late, great magician and escape artist Harry Masters. Danny is also very talented and determined to follow in his father's footsteps. When he joins his aunt and uncle in their magic act, he gets in deep trouble by picking the pocket of the son of the town's d
20.
Apocalypse Now (1979) as Art Direction Assistant
An Army captain travels to Cambodia during the Vietnam War to terminate a renegade officer.
21.
Comes A Horseman (1978) as Art Direction Assistant
Rival ranchers battle over oil rights.
22.
Other Side of Hell, The (1978)
A man who enters a hospital for the criminally insane in an irrational state but regains his sanity after several years desperately tries to win his release after witnessing attacks on patients by guards. Production began on this as "The Next Howling Wind" and then it was to have been called "Escape
23.
Special Olympics (1978)
A widowed father struggles to hold together his family of three teenagers, one of whom is mentally retarded and enrolled in a state school for "special" children where he finds self-fulfillment in his love of sports, emulating his older, athletic brother.

Art Department (feature film)

24.
Rundown, The (2003) as Set Designer
In the always rough, have-to-be tough urban jungle of Los Angeles, there are men like Beck...well, not exactly like Beck--a man who uses whatever means are necessary to retrieve whatever he is paid to bring back. A marker, a late payment or a Super Bowl ring from a quarterback with gambling debts--B
25.
Princess Diaries, The (2001) as Set Designer
A 15 year old New Yorker discovers she is the princess of a small European country.
26.
Head Above Water (1997)
A judge and his young wife spend their vacation, along with the wife's childhood friend, on a small island off the coast of Maine. While the two men are off on a fishing trip, the woman's ex-boyfriend surprises her with an unexpected visit, then further shocks her by turning up naked and dead in her bed the next morning. The body refuses to stay put -- and neither will the murderer.
27.
Postman, The (1997) as Set Designer
Set some 20 years in the future after the devastating Second Civil War, the story revolves around a drifter who unwittingly becomes a national hero. On the run from an evil and oppressive sect known as the Holns, the drifter retreats to the woods of the Northwestern U.S. and assumes the identity of a postal employee when he inadvertantly stumbles upon a wrecked postal vehicle. Although the United States government has long been disbanded, The Postman begins to deliver the mail - providing a sense of hope to the frightened locals who have for too long lived under the Holn's oppressive ways.
28.
I Love Trouble (1994) as Set Designer
Competing journalists at rival papers fall in love while exposing a government-involved scandal.
29.
Love Affair (1994) as Set Designer
After meeting and falling in love, a couple plan a rendezvous six months later. When one of them is injured on the way to the meeting, the other waits without knowing what happened.
30.
Brain Donors (1992) as Set Designer
Three strange people bilk a rich widow and stage a ballet, in the comedic vein of the Marx Bros.
31.
Unforgiven (1992) as Set Designer
A retired gunslinger straps on the six-guns one more time to battle a corrupt town boss.
32.
Dick Tracy (1990) as Lead Set Designer
The intrepid comic strip detective fights off a ruthless gangster and his seductive girlfriend.
33.
Hammett (1982) as Set Designer
During his days as a detective, writer Dashiell Hammett tries to find a missing Chinese girl in San Francisco.

Production Designer (feature film)

34.
American Sniper (2015)
A Navy SEAL sniper with the highest number of enemy kills tries to balance family and going to war.
35.
Jersey Boys (2014)
The story of the Four Seasons, one of the most successful rock 'n roll groups of the 1960s.
36.
Trouble with the Curve (2012)
With his sight failing, an aging baseball scout takes his daughter with him on a trip to check out a hot prospect.
37.
Hereafter (2010)
The lives of three people who each have profound experiences with death intersect, changing them forever.
38.
Invictus (2009)
The true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team, Francois Pienaar, to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.
39.
Gran Torino (2008)
A disgruntled Korean War vet, Walt Kowalski, sets out to reform his neighbor, a young Hmong teenager, who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: his 1972 Gran Torino.
40.
Changeling (2008)
Los Angeles, March 1928: On a beautiful Saturday morning in a working-class suburb, single mother Christine Collins says goodbye to her nine-year-old son, Walter, and leaves for her job as a telephone operator. But when Christine returns to their modest home, she is confronted with every parent's wo
41.
Rails & Ties (2007)
The physical, emotional and psychological collision of two families is set in motion when a suicidal mother parks her car--with her nine-year old son inside--on a railroad crossing and awaits the arrival of a speeding train.

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