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Director (feature film)

1.
Valley of Light (2007)
Based on the novel by Terry Kay, war veteran Noah Locke returns home to find that his family is gone and the family farm has been sold. He makes a new home in a small mountain valley community in North Carolina.
2.
Magic of Ordinary Days, The (2005) as Director
In 1944, at the tail end of World War II, a young pregnant woman accepts the hand of a Colorado farmer in an arranged marriage and together they create a family.
3.
Brush With Fate (2003)
Adaptation of Susan Vreelands's collection of stories that trace the history and ownership of what may be an undiscovered work of art by 17th century Dutch painter Jan Vermeer.
4.
Cupid & Cate (2000)
Cate, the youngest of four DeAngelo sisters, is searching for her place in life, due to her strained relationship with her overbearing, widowed father, Dominic. She spends her days in her unsuccessful vintage clothing store and her evenings with her unimaginative fiance. Her sisters -- Francesca, a
5.
Durango (1999)
Coming-of-age drama set in 1939, focuses on a blooming romance set against the backdrop of an Irish cattle drive. Follows the journey of young Irishman Mark Doran, a cattle farmer who decides to walk 40 miles with his cows to the village of Trallock to get a fair price for his herd rather than sell

Producer (feature film)

6.
In My Dreams (2014)
After Natalie and Nick each throw a penny into a wishing well, they meet and fall in love with each other in their dreams. Now they must somehow find each other in their waking lives.
7.
Big Sky (2014)
Hard-working Pete lost his wife to cancer two years ago and is hard-pressed to raise his three kids single-handedly. His daughter, Frankie, is a nature enthusiast who is enchanted when a pair of trumpeter swans nest on the pond nearby her house. However, when the mother swan is killed, wildlife biol
8.
One Christmas Eve (2014)
A series of misadventures befall a newly divorced mother and her children on Christmas Eve.
9.
Remember Sunday (2013)
A waitress gets into a relationship with a jewelry store clerk with memory problems.
10.
Makeover, The (2013)
After Hannah Higgins is passed over for a spot in Congress due to her prim looks, she vows to makeover an average man from Boston into a viable candidate.
11.
Christmas in Conway (2013)
When Duncan Mayor's beloved wife, Suzy, returns home from the hospital, he decides to surprise her with a nostalgic Christmas present - a 45-foot-high, used Ferris wheel that he plans to assemble in the backyard of their Conway, South Carolina home. While an uptight neighbor protests that the monstr
12.
Crew Six (2012)
13.
Smile as Big as the Moon, A (2012)
Inspired by a true story, a high school special education teacher works to achieve a dream- to take his students to NASA's Space Camp.
14.
Christmas with Holly (2012)
After Mark Nolan takes in his six-year-old niece following the death of her mother, the healing process begins when they meet Maggie, a local toy store owner, who may just have in her possession a magic fairy castle.
15.
Firelight (2012)
Led by a devoted counselor, women and girls at a youth correctional facility volunteer to become part of an elite team who battle forest fires, build hiking trails and assist during natural disasters.
16.
Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith (2011)
Mitch seems to have it all, but deep down he knows that something is missing. When he makes contact with two very different men, Mitch sees life in a whole new light.
17.
Beyond the Blackboard (2011)
Based on the true story of Stacey Bess, a teacher who gets her first job teaching grades one through six in a rundown homeless shelter.
18.
Lost Valentine, The (2011)
Television reporter Susan Allison helps a woman find closure years later with her missing-in-action husband from World War II. Along the way, she finds a love of her own.
19.
When Love is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story (2010)
The story of Bill and Lois Wilson, the married couple who founded Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon as a result of alcohol abuse on Bill's part and Lois's suffering and frustration throughout their years together.
20.
November Christmas (2010)
With the help of their community, the parents of an ailing girl reschedule Christmas.
21.
Loving Leah (2009)
A young Chassidic woman's prayers are magically answered after her husband dies. Observing an ancient biblical law, she marries her secular brother-in-law, a freewheeling bachelor, and tries to adapt to his modern world.
22.
Dog Named Christmas, A (2009)
A disabled young man struggles with his father about the decision to adopt a dog for a few days during the Christmas season.
23.
Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, The (2009)
Based on the life of Irena Sendler, a Polish woman who saved thousands of Jewish children's lives during World War II.
24.
Front of the Class (2008)
A biography that tells the story of a child with Tourette's Syndrome and how people with disabilities can make their dreams come true.
25.
Russell Girl, The (2008)
A woman returns to her small home town to deal with the news that she has leukemia. Once home, she literally comes face-to-face with unresolved trauma from her past in the form of her old neighbor. Together the two women must finally confront each other and face the tragedy from years ago, in order
26.
Sweet Nothing in My Ear (2008)
Dan and Laura both love their deaf 6 year old son more than life, but they differ on a key issue of his upbringing - whether or not to get him cochlear implants. The disagreement begins to tear their family apart.
27.
Pictures of Hollis Woods (2007)
Twelve year old Hollis Woods has been in foster care for most of her life. She was recently placed with Josie, an aging woman whose memory is fading. Though concerned for Josie's health, Hollis likes living with there but longs for the Regan's, the previous family whose care she was removed from for
28.
Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness (2007)
Inspired by a true story of a man whose feelings of anger, blame and sadness are changed when he decides to forgive the unforgivable. Bruce Murakami is a hard-working man who sometimes puts his job before his family life. On a night when a work call preoccupies him at home, his wife and daughter a
29.
Valley of Light (2007)
Based on the novel by Terry Kay, war veteran Noah Locke returns home to find that his family is gone and the family farm has been sold. He makes a new home in a small mountain valley community in North Carolina.
30.
Candles on Bay Street (2006)
A veterinarian and his wife consider adopting the 11-year old son of a childhood friend who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness.
31.
In From the Night (2006)
When her 16-year-old nephew shows up on her front doorstep, the life of a single writer is transformed as she agrees to become his adopted mom.
32.
Water is Wide, The (2006)
Based on Pat Conroy's book about his experiences as a teacher in South Carolina during the 1960's, when segregation was the norm, recounting his attempts to bring literacy and education to a small, poverty-stricken town.
33.
Silver Bells (2005)
Every year, widower Christy Byrne has traveled with his children to sell their homegrown Christmas trees in the Chelsea District in New York City. This year, Christy is also in search of his 17-year-old son Danny who, following a bitter argument, ran away just before they were headed home one year
34.
Blackwater Lightship, The (2004)
Based on Colm Toibin's novel, drama follows three generations of women who move to Ireland to take care of the youngest woman's brother as he succumbs to AIDS.
35.
Plainsong (2004)
Three stories interconnect in a Colorado Rockies community as a man struggles to deal with a wife who won't or can't get out of bed, a pregnant teen finds herself with limited choices and a pair of brothers come to realize how little they know of the rest of the world.
36.
Back When We Were Grownups (2004)
A loving widow much put-upon by her demanding family decides to take a step back and concentrate on herself for a while as she ponders how life would have been if she had stayed with her former lover, reconnecting with him in the process
37.
Fallen Angel (2003) as Co-Executive Producer
Holiday movie about a man who takes a nostaligic trip to his rural roots and runs into his childhood friend and a romance blossoms.
38.
John Grisham's A Painted House (2003) as Co-Executive Producer
Based on Grisham's novel of the same name that is a semi-autobiographical coming of age story about the grandson of a cotton farmer in rural Arkansas whose quiet life becomes complicated when he witnesses a murder.
39.
Brush With Fate (2003)
Adaptation of Susan Vreelands's collection of stories that trace the history and ownership of what may be an undiscovered work of art by 17th century Dutch painter Jan Vermeer.
40.
Locket, The (2002)
A young man who starts work at a nursing home meets an elderly resident with a secret past. Before she dies, she makes him promise to return her gold locket to the man who had given it to her years before.
41.
Little John (2002)
A father takes in the child his estranged daughter believes she has given up for adoption. Twelve years ago, unmarried Natalie became pregnant and made the decision to give up her child for adoption. Her hard-working father, John, learned about the existence of the child and took him in. In the inte
42.
My Sister's Keeper (2002)
Two sisters -- one suffering from mental illness, the other a career-oriented New York professional -- have a tense, difficult relationship, until -- ultimately -- they are able to achieve mutual understanding and acceptance.<P>Christine wants nothing more in life than to fit in and live independent
43.
Flamingo Rising, The (2001) as Co-Executive Producer
Hubert Lee, an eccentric dreamer, builds the world's largest drive-in theater across the street from a funeral parlor, much to the chagrin of the owner of the parlor, Turner Knight. Edna, Hubert's wife, sympathizes with Turner's predicament and reaches out to befriend him. Their lives become further
44.
Follow the Stars Home (2001)
A determined woman raises her daughter, born with severe genetic abnormalities. She's helped immeasurably by her mothers, a young neighbor, and a doctor who's the brother of her husband, who left their marriage when young Julia was born.<P>When Dianne Parker marries Mark McCune, their lives couldn't
45.
Seventh Stream, The (2001) as Executive Producer
Real and mythical worlds collide when a mysterious woman arrives in a small Irish fishing village in 1909. Quinn, a grieving widower, and his fishing partner, Willy Stewart, are taken by surprise when their third partner, Dunhill, appears with an unbelievable catch of fish and a mysterious woman. Th
46.
In Love and War (2001) as Producer
Television movie based on the book by Eric Newby that tells the true story of a captured British soldier and an Italian woman who fall in love in Italy during World War II. Newby's life is saved by the heroic actions of this courageous young woman and a small, brave group of Italian farmers and vill
47.
Missing Pieces (2000)
Atticus Cody is an uncompromising man whose relationship with his son has never been the same since Scott, then a teenager, drove the car that crashed and accidentally killed his mother. Atticus could never bring himself to talk about the accident and offer Scott forgiveness. In turn, Scott, a talen
48.
Runaway, The (2000)
Coming-of-age story of two teenagers, Luke, who is white, and his black best friend, Sonny, who spark the flames of change while growing up in a racially divided small town in rural Georgia in 1949. Born on the same day at the same time, they have been ordained at birth to bring change by the powerf
49.
Lost Child, The (2000) as Co-Executive Producer
A young married woman learns that she is a Navajo; she was stolen at birth and raised by an upper middle class Jewish family in the eastern United States. The woman's family must deal with her desire to move West, to explore her real culture and past.Her adoption was never kept secret from Rebecca,
50.
Cupid & Cate (2000)
Cate, the youngest of four DeAngelo sisters, is searching for her place in life, due to her strained relationship with her overbearing, widowed father, Dominic. She spends her days in her unsuccessful vintage clothing store and her evenings with her unimaginative fiance. Her sisters -- Francesca, a
51.
Night Ride Home (1999)
Drama about a family shattered by the death of their son and the journey they must take to heal and find each other again. Neal and Nora Mahler seem to have little in common, but their marriage has endured with the help of their lovable son Simon. Nora is devoted to Simon, while Neal and their daugh
52.
Season for Miracles, A (1999)
A woman takes off with her jailed sister's children to prevent them from being placed in foster care, and with the help of a stranger, is able to give them the Christmas they've always dreamed of. Emilie Dalton comes to the aid of her sister Berry when she is sent to a hospital jail ward on a drug c
53.
Durango (1999)
Coming-of-age drama set in 1939, focuses on a blooming romance set against the backdrop of an Irish cattle drive. Follows the journey of young Irishman Mark Doran, a cattle farmer who decides to walk 40 miles with his cows to the village of Trallock to get a fair price for his herd rather than sell
54.
Echo of Thunder, The (1998) as Co-Executive Producer
Gladwyn and Larry Ritchie lead a hard life as palm tree farmers in the Australian outback. They struggle daily with the elements and the bank to keep a roof over their heads and feed their three children, Pearl, Opal and Jasper. Despite the hardships, they are a closeknit family until a letter arriv
55.
Love Letter, The (1998) as Co-Executive Producer
Scotty Corrigan and Debra Zabrinskie are a young, modern couple in the midst of planning their upcoming wedding. While shopping with Debra for a wedding dress in an antique store, Scotty finds himself drawn to an oak desk and decides to buy it. In the desk drawer he finds a letter written by Elizabe
56.
Grace & Glorie (1998)
When Grace Stiles and her grandson Roy are swindled out of the family farm by a crooked land developer, Grace is forced to live in a primitive cottage on the property. Roy soon realizes that he is unable to give Grace the constant care she requires because of the demands of his new job. Glorie, a fo
57.
Anne Tyler's "Saint Maybe" (1998)
Seventeen-year-old Ian Bedloe lives with his parents and older brother Danny in Baltimore 1965. When Danny meets Lucy, a divorcee with two children, Ian and his parents are disturbed when Danny and Lucy quickly marry and have a daughter, Daphne, seven months later. Ian wonders whether Danny is reall
58.
What the Deaf Man Heard (1997)
Sammy, a 10-year-old boy pretends to be a deaf mute after his mother abandons him at the Barrington, Georgia, bus station. There, he spends twenty-six years in secret silence, realizing the benefits of pretending he cannot hear or speak. Thinking he is deaf, the townsfolk have blurted out their true
59.
Ellen Foster (1997) as Co-Executive Producer
After Ellen's mother Charlotte dies, she is left with her alcoholic father, Bill. Since Charlotte's mother Leonora and sisters Nadine and Betsy never approved of Charlotte's marriage to Bill, they neglect to see that Ellen needs their help when her father becomes abusive. But Ellen is a sensitive an
60.
Rose Hill (1997) as Co-Executive Producer
Adaptation of Julie Garwood's novel "For the Roses." In 1866 New York, a gang of orphaned street kids "adopts" an hours-old abandoned girl, whom they name Mary Rose. The "family" leaves New York to start a new life in the American West, where they eventually establish a thriving Montana cattle ranch
61.
William Faulkner's Old Man (1997)
Adaptation of William Faulkner's short story about two lost souls who rediscover life and love. J.J. Taylor and fellow convicts are expected to help rescue survivors of a dangerous flood on the banks of the Mississippi (the "Old Man") in 1927. J.J. sets off to find a woman caught up in a cypress sna
62.
Timepiece (1996)
Prequel to the television movie, "The Christmas Box." Tells the story behind a beautiful old watch that an old friend of Richard Evans, bequeathed to his daughter as a wedding gift.
63.
Summer of Ben Tyler, The (1996)
Set in the Deep South in 1942, a white man and his wife open their home to the young, mildly retarded son of their black housekeeper after her sudden death, but this simple act of compassion causes problems for the couple when some members of the community express their prejudice and hatred.
64.
Canterville Ghost, The (1996)
A contemporary version of Oscar Wilde's novella. The late (16th century) Sir Simon becomes the most frustrated ghost in all of England when he just can't seem to scare a modern American family with reappearing bloodstains, clanking chains and midnight howls in a haunted castle.
65.
Boys Next Door, The (1996) as Co-Executive Producer
Adaptation of Tom Griffin's off-Broadway play about a group of developmentally disturbed men who share a home in a suburban neighborhood.
66.
In the Lake of the Woods (1996)
A Senatorial candidate finds his political career in ruins when his participation in a Vietnam War massacre is disclosed and his wife mysteriously disappears.
67.
Harvest of Fire (1996)
While investigating a series of barn burnings in an Amish community, a female FBI agent befriends an Amish widow.
68.
Calm at Sunset (1996)
A young man drops out of college to pursue his dream of owning a fishing boat as his father and grandfather did, even though this dream means disappointing his parents and losing his girlfriend. While working aboard a scallop fishing boat, he learns a shameful secret about his father's past, which u
69.
Secrets (1995)
A ruthless woman, tormented by her own painful childhood, tears her family apart with lies and deceit when she callously takes another woman's baby. Set in 1910 small-town America.
70.
Piano Lesson, The (1995)
A brother and sister come into conflict over his wish to sell a generations-old heirloom piano and buy back the Mississippi land their family had worked as slaves. Set in 1936 Pittsburgh.
71.
Season of Hope, A (1995)
A couple's already fragile marriage strains under the livelihood-threatening pall of a lemon grove disease. The return of an estranged father and the absence of an estranged son provoke additional tensions.
72.
Past the Bleachers (1995) as Co-Producer
A mysterious boy, who is a natural athlete, enters the lives of a married couple, allowing them to cope with the loss of their own child.
73.
Follow the River (1995)
A young mother, refusing to be defeated by the Shawnee warriors who have taken her captive, challenges the wilderness to make the perilous journey home. Based on a historical novel about the 1755 ordeal of Mary Ingles.
74.
Redwood Curtain (1995)
Adaptation of Lanford Wilson's play about an adopted teenage Amerasian girl searching for the truth about her birth parents -- an American GI and a Vietnamese woman who met during the Vietnam War.
75.
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1995)
A wealthy art patron helps two runaway children uncover the secret behind a mysterious and valuable work of art. Based on the Newbery Award-winning children's book by E.L. Konigsburg.
76.
Great Mom Swap, The (1995)
Two combative teens -- a popular cheerleader and a brainy nerd -- get a lesson in tolerance and understanding when they trade families for a month.
77.
Ranger, the Cook, and a Hole in the Sky, The (1995)
A 17-year-old boy comes of age while working as a forest ranger. Based on the short story by Norman Maclean, author of "A River Runs Through It," and set in the summer of 1919.
78.
Journey (1995)
While attempting to deal with the departure of his mother, a young boy named Journey learns to appreciate and understand his grandparents.
79.
Blue River (1995)
A man's encounter with his long-estranged, indigent, older brother causes him to relive a crucial period in his life, when his relationship with his sibling changed while they were both being reared in a dysfunctional family.
80.
Return of the Native, The (1994) as Co-Producer
An Englishwoman begins a tragic love affair when her diamond merchant husband decides to lead a simple life teaching school in their village. Based on Thomas Hardy's classic novel.
81.
Breathing Lessons (1994)
Based on Anne Tyler's 1989 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a married couple who review their lives and renew their love for one another while driving to a friend's funeral.
82.
Spring Awakening (1994)
Period drama about the turn-of-the-century decline of a Nebraska town's economic strength and the subsequent separation of two young lovers. Based on a short story by Willa Cather.
83.
Getting Out (1994)
Based on Marsha Norman's play about a young Georgia woman, recently released from prison, who attempts to gain custody of the son to whom she gave birth in jail.
84.
Trick of the Eye (1994)
An artist commissioned to paint a mural in memorial to the daughter of a wealthy widow stumbles onto the dark truth surrounding her subject's supposedly accidental death.
85.
Star Struck (1994)
A young man from a small midwestern town travels to Hollywood to regain the affections of his childhood sweetheart, now a famous movie star who doesn't even remember the likes of him.
86.
Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story, A (1994)
Drama based on the true story of Oksana Baiul and how she overcame personal tragedies to become the 1994 Olympic gold medalist in figure skating.
87.
To Dance With the White Dog (1993)
A strange white dog mysteriously appears and helps a Georgia tree farmer to cope with the loss of his wife.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

88.
Decoration Day (1990)
A television movie based on the novella by John William Corrington, set in Georgia in 1975, about the relationship between two older men in the south. A white judge cannot understand why his childhood friend, an older black man, has refused to accept the Congressional Medal of Honor. He looks into t
89.
Son's Promise, A (1990)
A television movie depicting the true story of Terry O'Kelley, the eldest of seven brothers, who honors the last request of his dying mother by making sure that his family of seven brothers does not separate.
90.
Little Girl Lost (1988)
A true story about a family which fights to adopt their foster child when they believe she is being sexually molested by her natural father.

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