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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Producer (feature film)

1.
Vipaka (2013)
A life coach, renowned for the publication of a book about his near-death experience, is kidnapped by a client who is grieving the death of his mother.
4.
Field of Vision (2011)
The quarterback of a high school must choose whether or not to turn in video footage of his teammates bullying a new kid in school, when doing so could cost the team the championship.
5.
Truth Be Told (2011)
When single marriage counselor Annie is offered a job hosting a talk show, she enlists her old friend Mark to pose as her loving husband to land the job, agreeing to fund his athletic center. Mark's kids don't like the setup, and as a real romance blooms they try to keep the two apart.
6.
Christmas Hope, The (2009)
After the death of their teenage son, a couple's marriage begins to suffer and only the help of young child can restore their hope for happiness.
7.
Wilder Days (2003) as Associate Producer
An ailing elderly man takes his grandson on a road trip, with the boy's uptight father in pursuit, and tells him the truth behind some tall tales of his days working on a circus boat.
8.
Kiss the Bride (2002) as Associate Producer
Three radically different sisters, from an Italian-American family, return home to Rhode Island for the wedding of their traditional sister, Danni. Eldest of the four daughters Niki returns from L.A. where her aspirations of stardom have landed her on a Baywatch-style TV cop show. Chrissy, a top tra

Post Production (feature film)

9.
Wisegal (2008)
Based on a true story, a widow with two young sons becomes romantically involved with the captain of a Brooklyn crime family. He persuades her to work for the Mafia as a courier, transporting millions of dollars across the U.S. border. But she soon finds that this life puts her and her family in dan
10.
Sucker Free City (2005)
Drama that centers on tension between white, black, Latino, and Asian street gangs in San Francisco as a trio of young men from different disadvantaged backgrounds slowly consolidate the neighborhood petty hustlers to create separate competing crime enterprises.
11.
Saving Milly (2005)
Washington, D.C. journalist Morton Kondracke is forced to deal with issues outside of politics when his wife Milly develops Parkinson's Disease.
12.
Christmas Blessing, The (2005)
In this sequel to "The Christmas Shoes," the young boy, Nathan Andrews, from the original movie, has grown up and is now a medical resident. There, he meets a young woman and a little boy who are both in need of miracles for their holidays. Nathan, in turn, discovers that hope, love and blessings
13.
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.
14.
Gracie's Choice (2004)
A story of three generations of women, Gracie the granddaughter, her mother Rowena and Grandma Lou, as they face the choices associated with living in today's world, when 17-year old Gracie adopts her younger siblings after drug addicted Rowena is arrested.
15.
When Angels Come to Town (2004)
An angel named Max gets in trouble with his heavenly supervisor who comes to earth to discipline him for contacting the wrong family in need of his help at Christmastime.
16.
Elizabeth Smart Story, The (2003)
Drama which focuses on the story of Elizabeth Smart, a fourteen-year old girl who was abducted from her bedroom in Salt Lake City, Utah during the summer of 2002 and taken across the United States by two captors. She was eventually found alive in the neighboring town of Sandy, Utah in March 2003.
17.
Fallen Angel (2003)
Holiday movie about a man who takes a nostaligic trip to his rural roots and runs into his childhood friend and a romance blossoms.
18.
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.
19.
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
20.
Christmas Shoes, The (2002)
By helping a young boy whose mother is terminally ill, a workaholic lawyer learns the true meaning of love and family.
21.
Flamingo Rising, The (2001)
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
22.
Seventh Stream, The (2001)
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
23.
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
24.
In Love and War (2001)
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
25.
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
26.
Running Mates (2000)
Governor James Reynolds Pryce, a popular Democratic presidential nominee, encounters numerous personal and political challenges in choosing his running mate.<P>The Democratic National Convention has begun and Michigan Governor James Reynolds Pryce is assured of his party's nomination. He is enjoying
27.
Lost Child, The (2000)
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.<P>Her adoption was never kept secret from Rebecc
28.
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
29.
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
30.
You Know My Name (1999)
Story of legendary lawman Bill Tilghman, who lived by the laws of the old West, but found himself fighting 20th century criminals -- heavily armed, organized gangsters, bootleggers and swindlers who preyed on the people who lived in the Oklahoma oil fields. In 1924, although retired from active serv
31.
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
32.
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
33.
Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999)
Continues the saga of Sarah, a New England woman who moved to the Midwest after answering an advertisment for a wife placed by a widowed father at the turn-of-the-century. It is now 1918 and Jacob's father, John, a man who abandoned his family years ago, wants to come home at the end of his life. Me
34.
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
35.
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
36.
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
37.
Echo of Thunder, The (1998)
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
38.
Rose Hill (1997)
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
39.
Ellen Foster (1997)
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
40.
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
41.
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
42.
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.
43.
Boys Next Door, The (1996)
Adaptation of Tom Griffin's off-Broadway play about a group of developmentally disturbed men who share a home in a suburban neighborhood.
44.
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.
45.
Harvest of Fire (1996)
While investigating a series of barn burnings in an Amish community, a female FBI agent befriends an Amish widow.
46.
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
47.
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.
48.
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.
49.
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.
50.
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.
51.
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.
52.
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.
53.
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.
54.
Journey (1995)
While attempting to deal with the departure of his mother, a young boy named Journey learns to appreciate and understand his grandparents.
55.
Horse For Danny, A (1995)
An eleven-year-old girl who has grown up around racetracks parlays her winnings to buy a fiery horse with the heart of a champion.
56.
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.
57.
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.
58.
Return of the Native, The (1994)
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.
59.
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.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

60.
Fruitvale Station (2013)
Oscar Grant was filled with resolve on New Year's Eve, but killed the next day by BART officers. His shooting was caught on video and shook the Bay Area, and the nation, to the core.

Producer (special)

61.
Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America (2006)
An American businessman on his way back home to Virginia from Hong Kong becomes infected with a mutated bird flu strain which is now transmittable from human to human. American authorities attempt to contain the virus before it's too late.

Post Production (special)

62.
Paradise (2004)
Drama that centers on a former astronaut who found God on a disastrous and near-fatal space voyage and became a world-renowned televangelist. Show provides a look at the lucrative business of TV preachers through his perspective as he juggles his profession, faith and family.

Post Production (TV Mini-Series)

63.
Meltdown (2004) as Post-Production Supervisor

Producer (TV Mini-Series)

64.
Comanche Moon (2008)
Texas Rangers Woodrow Call and Augustus McCrae pursue three outlaws, Comanche war chief Buffalo Hump, Comanche horse thief Kicking Wolf and a Mexican bandit king. Now in their middle years, they also struggle with their personal lives, Gus with Clara Forsythe, the love of his life, and Call with Mag

Post Production (TV Mini-Series)

65.
Frank Herbert's Children of Dune (2003)
A sequel to the miniseries, "Dune," based on Frank Herbert's 1965 novel, telling the story of Paul, who lives in a world tenuously balanced by the universal need for the life-sustaining substance "Spice," the most precious commodity in the universe. This adaptation of sequels to Herbert's original n

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