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Birth Place: Profession: Production Designer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Art Director (feature film)

1.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) as Production Design
During the Napoleonic Wars, Lucky Jack Aubrey captains the crew of his H.M.S. Surprise. When the ship is suddenly attacked by a superior enemy, it is badly damaged and much of his crew is injured. In a bold and dangerous move, Aubrey decides to set sail in a high stakes chase across two oceans to intercept and capture their foe. It's a mission that can decide the fate of a nation--or destroy Lucky Jack and his crew.
2.
St. Elmo's Fire (1985) as Art Direction
Recent graduates have a difficult time adjusting to the real world.
3.
Dead and Buried (1982) as Art Direction
Citizens of a small town believe a series of murders have been committed by the eccentric local coroner.
4.
Blood Beach (1981) as Art Direction
People are being attacked on a beach and disappearing after they are sucked down into the sand.
5.
Serial (1980) as Art Direction
Near the end of the 1970s in Marin County, an ernest husband and father tries to keep up with modern trends of consciousness-raising and sleeping around.
6.
Darker Side Of Terror (1979)
A psychological thriller about a research biologist who, angered when an associate is given a position over him based on stolen research findings, agrees to assist his former professor in a cloning experiment in which a duplicate of himself is created -- and which then, with a mind and will of its o
7.
Promise, The (1979) as Art Direction
Two college students, one from a rich background, and the other from a poor one, decide to elope. They are involved in a serious car wreck, with the young girl's face severely injured. In order to get the necessary surgery, the mother of the young man injured in the accident offers a deal to the young woman - to stay out of her son's life permanently, and in return, get the plastic surgery to restore her face. What comes after that is something none of them expected.
8.
Fast Charlie - The Moonbeam Rider (1978) as Art Direction
World War I veteran Charlie has dreamt of being the first person to win a transnational motorcycle race and enlists his comrades from the war to help. His former buddies do help him, although have been harboring a grudge against him because they think that he deserted them in battle. On the route, C
9.
Crash (1978) as Art Direction
Film about off-road auto racing.

Production Designer (feature film)

10.
Hotel for Dogs (2009)
Andi and her younger brother Bruce transform an abandoned hotel into the perfect place for their dog, Friday - as well as all the strays in the city.
11.
Next (2007)
Cris Johnson, a Las Vegas magician with a secret gift that is both a blessing and a curse: He has the uncanny ability to tell you what will happen next. Johnson can see a few minutes into the future, an extrasensory talent that comes in handy for his job as a magician and mentalist in a seedy Vegas
12.
Poseidon (2006)
It's New Year's Eve and festivities have begun aboard the luxury cruise Poseidon, at sea in the North Atlantic--that is until the First Officer senses that something is wrong. Scanning the horizon, he sees a rogue wave; a monstrous wall of water over one hundred feet high, bearing down on them with tremendous speed. He tries to steer the ship away from maximum impact but it's too late. The wave strikes with colossal force, pitching the ship heavily to port before rolling it completely upside down. One man, professional gambler Dylan Johns, prefers to test the odds alone. Ignoring orders, he prepares to exit the Ballroom and find his own way to safety, but is collared by eight-year-old Conor, who asks that Dylan take him and his mother Maggie along. Fast behind them is Robert Ramsey, anxious to search for his daughter Jennifer and her fiance Christian. Wary of alliances, Dylan reluctantly leads the small band of survivors upward through the bowels of the ship. Those who choose to join them rather than wait below include a shy stowaway, a suicidal man who re-discovers his will to live and a young waiter with knowledge of the ship's layout. Determined to fight their way to the surface, they must forge a path together through layers of wreckage as the ship continues to sink. Bonds form quickly in this journey of vertical climbs, dead ends and sheer drops. And trust proves vital.
13.
Paycheck (2003) as Production Designer
Brilliant computer engineer Michael Jennings routinely has his short term memory erased, so he can't divulge any information about the top secret projects he works on throughout the year. For his most recent gig, he expects to receive over four billion dollars. Upon completion of the job, however, Jennings is given a filled envelope--not with a check for his billions, but containing random objects. It is communicated to him that he had agreed to forfeit his payment for this specific project. With his memory erased, the meticulous engineer attempts to use the objects in the envelope to figure out what happened to him in his now obscured past. Soon, federal agents are after Jennings and he teams up with his old flame, Rachel, who helps him uncover the mystery of his past--and the question behind why the people whom he once worked for, now want him dead.
14.
First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest, The (2002) as Production Designer
A successful marketing executive decides to chuck his non-stop, upwardly-mobile lifestyle, when he realizes that he wants to be a creator instead of a seller. He takes a job at one of the area's most prestigious high-tech firms. Mocked by the company's brilliant project leader, our hero is assigned
15.
Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) as Production Designer
Sequel to DR. DOLITTLE
16.
Perfect Storm, The (2000) as Production Designer
On Halloween 1991, 200 miles off the Gloucester, Massachusetts shore, a collison of monstrous storms leaves the swordfishing boat, the Andrea Gail, stranded in the high seas, defenseless in what meteorologists have called "the storm of the century." At the helm is the dedicated but grizzled captain Billy Tyne who takes his crew out for one last run for the season in the hopes of making a lucrative catch. But the trip is a gamble, as for the best fishing the crew must head to the dreaded Flemish Cap -- an area of ocean noted as much for its bad weather as it is for its good fish.
17.
Deep Blue Sea (1999) as Production Designer
In her efforts to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease, Dr. Susan McAlester implants human brain tissue into sharks. The experiment backfires, producing a horrifying species of killer sharks with the capacity to think like humans.
18.
Small Soldiers (1998) as Production Designer
In the small suburban town of Winslow Corners, Ohio, life is quiet, people are friendly, and action figures are only toys. Then again, don't judge an action figure by its box. Meet the Commando Elite--action figures with an attitude. To them, everything else is just a toy...including the unsuspecting suburbanites of Winslow Corners who have somehow found themselves allied with the Commando's sworn enemies: the Gorgonites. The monstrous-looking but noble Gorgonites want only to hide from the Commandos long enough to find the lost island of Gorgon. Unfortunately, the Commando Elite is not interested in truces or negotiations...and they don't take prisoners.
19.
Air Force One (1997) as Production Designer
The President of the United States, James Marshall, takes a tough anti-terrorist stance and then becomes a hostage himself when Air Force One is taken over by terrorists from Kazakhstan, led by Ivan Korshunov, who demand the release of their fascistic leader General Radek. The President seems to escape from the plane in an emergency capsule yet is actually hiding on board. He silently kills a member of the terrorist group before establishing contact with F-15's to engage the hijacked plane. As passengers escape by parachute, Marshall is captured by Ivan and forced to release General Radek, setting in motion an international incident.
20.
Glimmer Man, The (1996) as Production Designer
In the jungles of the Third World, his unsuspecting targets would hear nothing. They'd sense nothing. And they'd see only a glimmer before it was too late--he would strike and be gone. His shadowy government superiors called him the Glimmer Man, and they dispatched him on the riskiest, most sensitive covert assignments in which the United States was never officially involved. Now, as detective Jack Cole, he has abandoned his former occupation and identity. When a serial murderer with a macabre, ritualistic style plunges the families of Los Angeles into terror, the L.A.P.D. are forced to summon the one man whose instinct and understanding of the criminal mind are unrivaled: Jack Cole from New York. This time, in the urban jungle of Los Angeles, Cole is not the killer hunting prey, but the hunter seeking a killer. The iconoclastic Cole is paired with seasoned local homicide detective Jim Campbell, and the two quickly discover that their match was made somewhere other than heaven.
21.
Outbreak (1995) as Production Designer
A deadly virus is carried by a monkey host from the African rainforest to a small town in Northern California, where it quickly begins infecting the entire population. When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is unable to treat it, the resources of the US military, including the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), are called upon to contain it by any means necessary.
22.
Flintstones, The (1994) as Production Designer
A promotion moves Fred up to the executive suite at the Slate & Co. quarry.
23.
Hocus Pocus (1993) as Production Designer
Three outlandishly wild witches return from 17th-century Salem after they're accidentally conjured up by some unsuspecting pranksters. The tricky 300-year-old trio sets out to cast a spell on the town and reclaim their youth - but first they must get their act together and outwit three kids and a talking cat.
24.
Newsies (1992) as Production Designer
A musical about the 1899 newsboy strike.
25.
Nothing But Trouble (1991) as Production Designer
A deranged judge sentences a group of out-of-state traffic violators to death.
26.
Total Recall (1990) as Production Designer
Recurring dreams about Mars lead a man to discover his forgotten past as a government agent.
27.
Big Business (1988) as Production Designer
Two sets of identical twins, switched at birth, end up on opposite ends of a corporate labor power struggle.
28.
Robocop (1987) as Production Designer
In crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop is rebuilt as a powerful machine, code named Robocop.
29.
Generation (1985)
Futuristic prospective series pilot, a distant cousin to the 1975 theatrical violent sport movie "Rollerball," revolves around a turn-of-the-millenium family on the Great Eve (the night before the year 2000 begins) planning for a reunion. Son Richard Beymer (returning to the spotlight years after "W
30.
Wild Life, The (1984) as Production Designer
A recent high school graduate takes on a wild and crazy wrestler as his roomate in a swinging singles apartment complex.
31.
His Mistress (1984)
A married tycoon becomes involved in an emotional triangle after beginning an affair with an ambitious female executive whom he sets up in a lavish penthouse. Robert Urich, Linda Kelsey and Julianne Phillips make up the triangle, with Cynthia Sikes as the savvy mistress of one of industrialist Urich
32.
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) as Production Designer
This time around the ill-fated aircraft of the original version, AIRPLANE!, is now a Moon-bound space shuttle but the same crew of loonies are still at the controls, along with some additional cameo appearances by such veteran stars as Sonny Bono, Chuck Connors, Rip Torn, Richard Jaeckel, Sandahl Bergman, John Dehner, and Jack Jones.

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