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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) as 2d asst dir
A little boy is schooled in the art of wizardry.
2.
Ryan's Daughter (1970) as Assistant Director
An Irish lass is branded a traitor when she falls for a British soldier.
3.
Lord Jim (1965) as 1st & 2nd asst dir
After turning coward, a naval officer tries to redeem himself by helping Asian natives stage a revolution.
4.
Jet Storm (1961) as 1st, 2d & 3d asst dir
Richard Attenborough plays Ernest Tilley, a man who lost his daughter in a hit-and-run accident. He tracks down the man responsible for the accident and boards the same plane, threatening to blow up himself and everyone on board as an act of vengeance. What follows is an Airport-type movie with all the passengers having their own little subplots and fears.
5.
The Grass Is Greener (1961) as 3rd asst dir
Impoverished aristocrats consider splitting up to pursue wealthy spouses.

Editing (feature film)

6.
The Traveling Executioner (1970) as Film Editor
(Com '70). Stacy Keach, Marianna Hill, Bud Cort, Graham Jarvis, M. Emmet Walsh, Ford Rainey, Stefan Gierasch. Stacy Keach gives an offbeat, flamboyant performance as Jonas Candide, an executioner for hire who tours the country (circa 1918) with his portable electric chair and idiot assistant (Bud Cort). A bizarre black comedy produced and directed by Jack Smight (THE ILLUSTRATED MAN).

Assistant Direction (feature film)

7.
Wrath of the Titans (2012)
A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus-the demigod son of Zeus-is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous underworld. Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus' godly son, Ares, switch loyalty and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans' strength grows stronger as Zeus' remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth. Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda, Poseidon's demigod son, Argenor, and fallen god Hephaestus, Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.
8.
War Horse (2011)
Albert Narracott's beloved horse Joey is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France during World War I where he ends up in the dangerous "No Man's Land." Albert is too young to enlist, but goes to France to save his Joey.
9.
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Perseus leads a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and unleash hell on earth. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, Perseus and his warriors will only survive if Perseus accepts his power as a god.
10.
Bank Job, The (2008)
True story of a 1970's London bank heist with major political ramifications. A group of burglars tunnel through to the basement of a bank, but the tunnel almost collapses on them. Their communications with one another, via walkie-talkies and ham radios, are overheard and the police are notified. The police respond but don't find the robbers because they fail to look in the basement. The robbers steal the contents of the safety deposit boxes which contain compromising photographs and other evidence of wrong-doing by major politicians and business people. Before they can escape, however, their getaway car is stolen and the replacement truck gets stuck in the tunnel until a little boy, passing by the tunnel entrance, suggests that they let the air out of the tires and this helps them escape. After their escape they are tracked by the police as well as the powerful people they have inadvertently robbed.
11.
City of Ember (2008)
For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights--underground. Built as a refuge for humanity and powered by a massive generator, this City will only sustain for 200 years. Now Ember is falling into darkness as the generator fails. Despite gro
12.
Atonement (2007)
Spanning several decades, a drama about a fledgling writer, Briony Tallis, who, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
13.
V for Vendetta (2006)
Against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, a young working-class woman named Evey is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as "V." Profoundly complex, V is at once literary, flamboyant, tender and intellectual, a man dedicated to freeing his fellow citizens from those who have terrorized them into compliance. He is also bitter, revenge-seeking, lonely and violent, driven by a personal vendetta. In his quest to free the people of England from the corruption and cruelty that have poisoned their government, V condemns the tyrannical nature of their appointed leaders and invites his fellow citizens to join him in the shadows of Parliament of November the 5th--Guy Fawkes Day. On that day in 1605, Guy Fawkes was discovered in a tunnel beneath Parliament with 36 barrels of gunpowder. He and his co-conspirators had engineered the treasonous "Gunpowder Plot" in response to the tyranny of their government under James I. Fawkes and his fellow saboteurs were hanged, drawn and quartered, and their plan to take down their government never came to pass. In the spirit of that rebellion, in remembrance of that day, V vows to carry out the plot that Fawkes was executed for attempting on November 5th in 1605: he will blow up Parliament. As Evey uncovers the truth about V's mysterious past, she also discovers the truth about herself--and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his plan to ignite a revolution, bringing freedom and justice back to a society fraught with cruelty and corruption.
14.
Doom (2005)
Olduvai Research Station is a remote scientific facility on Mars where something has gone terribly wrong. All experiments have ceased, and communication has failed. The few messages that do get through are less than comforting. It's Level 5 Quarantine, and the only souls allowed in or out are the Rapid Response Tactical Squad (RRTS)--hardened Marines armed to the teeth with enough firepower to neutralize any enemy--or so they think. The researchers at this Red Planet station have unwittingly opened a door, and all hell has broken loose. A legion of nightmarish creatures of unknown origin lurks in every corner and stalks the countless rooms and tunnels of the facility, killing what few people remain. A hellish zoo of demons, Imps, Barons and Hell Knights has taken over Olduvai. And they're not giving it back without a fight. Sealing off the portal to Earth, Sarge, Reaper and their mercenary team must use every weapon at their disposal--and some they find along the way--to carry out their orders: nothing gets out alive. Unfortunately, these things never go as planned.
15.
Alexander (2004) as Second Assistant Director
Biopic of conqueror and warrior Alexander III, aka "Alexander the Great," King of Macedonia from 336-323 B.C.
16.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) as Second Assistant Director
Thirteen year-old Harry Potter has reluctantly spent yet another summer with the Dursleys, his dismal relatives, "behaving himself" and not practicing any magic. That is, until Uncle Vernon's bullying sister, Aunt Marge, comes to visit. Aunt Marge has always been particularly horrible to Harry and t
17.
What a Girl Wants (2003) as Second Assistant Director
Daphne Reynolds has what every girl wants--or so it seems. This spirited young American girl has a unique style all her own, an unconventional but loving relationship with her bohemian mother Libby and a future full of possibilities--but despite her remarkable promise, Daphne feels incomplete. She
18.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) as Second Assistant Director
Harry Potter has not had a good summer. Not only has he had to put up with his overbearing Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon Dursley and their dread of his magical abilities, but it seems as if Harry's best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger have forgotten him as they haven't replied to a single o
19.
Just Visiting (2001) as 2nd Assistant Director (United Kingdom)
An American retelling of the 1993 French comedy which follows the tale of a French nobleman, Count Thibault of Malfete and his servant, who find themselves in modern-day Chicago--transported from the 12th century due to a wizard's flawed time-travel position. Confused, lost and overwhelmed, they mee
20.
Pearl Harbor (2001) as 2nd Assistant Director (England Unit)
On a sleepy Sunday morning in December as children played and families prayed, squadrons of Japanese war planes screamed across the skies of a Hawaiian paradise and launched a surprise attack on the U.S. armed forces at Pearl Harbor--the infamous day that jolted America from peaceful isolationism to total war and altered the course of world history. The story focuses on the life changing events surrounding December 7, 1941 and the war's devastating impact on two daring young pilots--one from the U.S. Army Air Corps, the other from the British Royal Air Force--and a beautiful dedicated nurse, with whom both of them fall in love. It is a tale of catastrophic defeat, heroic victory, personal courage and overwhelming love set against a backdrop of wartime action.
21.
Proof of Life (2000) as 2nd Assistant Director
A hostage negotiator falls for the wife of the man he's hired to save.
22.
End of the Affair, The (1999) as 2nd Assistant Director
A man discovers that his former lover struck a deal with God after a bombing raid that if he lived, she would never see him again.
23.
Entrapment (1999) as 2nd Assistant Director
Robert "Mac" MacDougal has an untarnished reputation as the world's greatest art thief. So when a priceless Rembrant is stolen in New York, the evidence points to Mac. Insurance investigator "Gin" Baker persuades her boss, whose company will lose $24 million on the theft, to let her go after the master criminal. The strong-willed and resourceful Gin has to entrap Mac, but he proves even more elusive and crafty than she expected. While engaging in an electric pas de deux of wariness and attraction, Mac and Gin form an edgy partnership that takes them from London, via the Western Isles of Scotland, to Kuala Lumpur, the high-tech capital of Malaysia. Together they come up with a daring plan for a multi-billion dollar-heist tied to the dawn of a new millennium...
24.
EVER AFTER: A CINDERELLA STORY (1998) as 2nd Assistant Director
In a re-telling of one of our most beloved tales, a resourceful young woman must overcome the schemes of her evil stepmother to be with the one she loves -- the Prince of France -- who has fallen for her beauty and intelligence. With the ingenuity of Leonardo Di Vinci and the strength of love, the y
25.
Event Horizon (1997) as 2nd Assistant Director
The year is 2047 and a rescue mission has been sent to salvage the Event Horizon, a ship missing for the last seven years. Only when the rescue team is in deep space, does Dr Weir, the ship's designer, reveal that everything they know about the ship is a lie. He explains that that Event Horizon wa
26.
Victory (1997) as 2nd Assistant Director
Set in 1913 from the Joseph Conrad classic, the sole white resident of an East Indian island has an ill-fated love affair with a local itinerant musician and must defend his island homeland against three insidious intruders.
27.
In Love and War (1996) as 2nd Assistant Director
The true story behind Ernest Hemingway's classic World War I novel "A Farewell to Arms" explores the romance that develops after an 18 year-old Hemingway is nursed back to health by Red Cross nurse Agnes Von Kurowsky following an injury on the battlefield. Partially based on Kurowsky's diaries, the summer of 1918 becomes a time that forever changes both of their lives.
28.
Mission: Impossible (1996) as 2nd Assistant Director
A former Russian spy selling international intelligence on the black market... a list containing names of the top undercover agents in the world... a corrupt agent doubling for an unknown organization... a mysterious arms dealer... a spy agency ready to disavow the actions or existence of any of its members captured or killed... and one man on a mission that seems impossible.
29.
Interview With the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) as 2nd Assistant Director (London/Paris)
After an aristocratic Louisiana gentleman's abrupt transformation into a vampire at the hands of a mysterious foreigner, he reluctantly settles into a life of nocturnal domesticity, augmented by the addition of a little girl.
30.
Shadowlands (1993) as 2nd Assistant Director
The story of c.S. Lewis' love affair with an American fan.
31.
Blake Edwards' Son of the Pink Panther (1993) as 2nd Assistant Director
The comedy continues, with the illegitimate son of Inspector Jacques Clouseau.
32.
1492: The Conquest Of Paradise (1992) as Assistant Director
Story about the exploits of Christopher Columbus, spanning 23 years.
33.
Crucifer Of Blood (1991)
British detective Sherlock Holmes seeks a man who has disappeared, leaving behind a piece of an old map bearing a cross made in human blood.
34.
Treasure Island (1990)
A television movie based on Robert Louis Stevenson's adventure novel "Treasure Island." Pirate Captain Billy Bones leaves a young innkeeper's son, Jim Hawkins, a map indicating the location of a priceless treasure. Joining with his friends, Doctor Livesey and Squire Trelawney, Jim sets sail for the Caribbean in search of the treasure. But they do not realize that the ship's crew has been replaced by a band of cutthroats under the leadership of the infamous pirate Long John Silver.
35.
The Russia House (1990) as 2nd Assistant Director
An expatriate Englishmen finds love while doing intelligence work in the Soviet Union.
36.
Casualties of War (1989) as 2nd Assistant Director
Based on the true story of a squad of soldiers caught in the moral quagmire of wartime Vietnam. Witness to a vile crime, Private Eriksson is forced to stand alone against his fellow soldiers and commanding officer Sergeant Meserve, a powerful and charismatic man pushed over the edge of barbarism by the terror and brutality of combat.
37.
Henry V (1989) as Assistant Director
Screen version of Shakespeare's historical play.
38.
Rambo III (1988) as 2nd Assistant Director (Israel)
Unfolding at a Buddhist monastery in Thailand, the story revolves around Rambo going to the aid of his friend Colonel Trautman who asks his assistance with a dangerous mission.
39.
Sicilian, The (1987) as 2nd Assistant Director
Story of the infamous Sicilian bandit Salvatore Giuliano, a man whose dream became a legend.
40.
Duet For One (1986) as 2nd Assistant Director
When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts suicide.
41.
Highlander (1986)
Born in the Highlands of Scotland in 1518, Connor Macleod (Christopher Lambert) is immortal. When he is wounded in battle but does not die, he is banished from his village. He meets another like himself, Ramirez (Sean Connery), who teaches him swordsmanship--the only way to kill another immortal is to take his head--and the ways of the immortals. Modern-day New York is the location of "The Gathering," where Connor and the few remaining immortals must battle to the last for "The Prize."
42.
Agatha Christie's Dead Man's Folly (1986)
Mystery writer Ariadne Olivier enlists the aid of Belgian detective Hercule Poirot when she haplessly becomes involved in a murder plot.
43.
Dream Lover (1986) as Assistant Director
A woman turns to dream research to recover from a traumatic attack.
44.
Agatha Christie's 13 At Dinner (1985)
Peter Ustinov brought his interpretation of Hercule Poirot to television after starring on the big screen in versions of Agatha Christie's "Death on the Nile" and "Evil Under the Sun," ferreting out in "Thirteen at Dinner" the killer of a wealthy British lord. Faye Dunaway, fresh from starring in th
45.
Plenty (1985) as Assistant Director
A British woman, working for the Resistance during World War II, enjoys the finest and most challenging days of her life, but when the war ends she becomes increasingly disillusioned and unfufilled.
46.
Year Of The Dragon (1985) as 2nd Assistant Director (Thailand)
A tough-talking New York City detective is set on bringing a powerful Chinatown crime lord to justice.
47.
Ordeal By Innocence (1985) as Assistant Director
48.
Bounty, The (1984) as Assistant Director
William Bligh is summoned before a court martial to explain the events leading up to the famous mutiny.
49.
The Hunger (1983) as 2nd Assistant Director
A centuries-old female vampire falls for a beautiful young research doctor.
50.
History of the World Part I (1981) as Assistant Director
A funny look at the history of the world according to Mel Brooks.
51.
Ragtime (1981) as 2nd Assistant Director (United Kingdom)
A proud black musician rebels against racism in turn-of-the-century New York.
52.
Flash Gordon (1980) as Assistant Director
When energy waves pull the moon out of orbit, threatening destruction of the Earth, Dr. Hans Zarkov makes a desperate rocket flight with two unwilling passengers - Flash Gordon, quarterback of the New York Jets and lovely Dale Arden. Their destination is the planet Mongo, source of the strange energ
53.
Ffolkes (1980) as Assistant Director
54.
Shining, The (1980) as 2nd Assistant Director
Frustrated writer Jack Torrance takes a job as the winter caretaker at the ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace. When he arrives there with his wife and son, they learn that the previous caretaker had gone mad. Slowly Jack becomes possessed by the evil, demonic presence in the hotel...
55.
Heaven's Gate (1980) as 2nd Assistant Director
A Wyoming sheriff tries to protect immigrant farmers from ruthless ranchers.
56.
Greek Tycoon, The (1978) as 2nd Assistant Director
This lavish drama focuses on the jet-set's continual struggle for love and power. The world's richest shipping magnate romances the widow of a United States President.
57.
The Eagle Has Landed (1976) as Assistant Director
German paratroopers land covertly in England during World War II.
58.
Barry Lyndon (1975) as Assistant Director
An Irish rogue cheats his way to the top of 18th-century British society.

Casting (feature film)

59.
Ham & Cheese (2007) as Casting
This comedy is the story of two actors as they struggle to make it at the hardest game in town. Rejection comes in many forms and is never understood for Barrie Goodson. Denial is his true art form and his pathetic course through life is hilarious. Man/Child Wolinsky on the other hand takes things m
60.
Hayseed (1997) as Casting
A re-working of "Candide" in which fresh-faced Gordie from northern Ontario is let loose on the big city of Toronto. When Gordie discovers his dog, Speedoh, is lost, he calls a phone-in psychic who reveals that the pooch is in Toronto. He heads for the city where he meets an aspiring hooker, Heidi,

Film Production - Main (feature film)

61.
There's a Girl in My Soup (1970) as Asst to the asst dir
A womanizing TV star meets his match in an independent teenager.

Film Production - Main (special)

62.
Russian Roulette (1999) as Production Assistant ("Frontline")
An investigation of the security of the Russian nuclear arsenal. Includes interviews with U.S. and Russian military commanders and scientists about the potential for catastrophe in the former Soviet Union.

Misc. Crew (special)

63.
Science Odyssey, A (1998) as Intern
Five-part, ten-hour special hosted by journalist Charles Osgood chronicling 20th century science, technology, experimentation and discovery.

Assistant Direction (TV Mini-Series)

64.
First Olympics: Athens 1896, The (1984)
Lovingly detailed, this dramatization of the first modern Olympic Games, revived in 1896 by a French aristocrat (Louis Jourdan) with the help of a Princeton professor (David Ogden Stiers), followed the fortunes of a ragtag team of amateur American athletes whose Olympic triumphs stunned the sports w

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