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Assistant Direction (feature film)

1.
Hank and Mike (2007)
Hank and Mike are best friends--and Easter Bunnies! Hank likes to drink, swear and spend time with "ladies of the night"; Mike is a bundle of insecurities whose entire life is defined by his job. They have long held their positions at Easter Enterprises, a division of a multi-national corporation th
2.
George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead (2007)
Jason Creed and a small crew of college filmmakers are in the Pennsylvania woods making a no-budget horror film when they hear the terrifying news that the dead have started returning to life. Led by Jason's girlfriend, Debra, the frightened young filmmakers set off in a friend's old Winnebago to tr
3.
Land of the Dead (2005)
In the near future, zombies rule the world, and human society has restructured to adapt to the new reality. In a protected city ruled by the powerful Kaufman (Dennis Hopper), the upper class have the usual privileges living in fancy high rise buildings, while the poor people live on the streets. Riley (Simon Baker) and Cholo (John Leguizamo) belong to an elite team that brings supplies (food, medicine) to the city using a heavy truck called the "Dead Reckoning". (designed by Riley) When Cholo is betrayed by Kaufman, he steals the "Dead Reckoning", and Kaufman requests that Riley gets it back. But the dead are smarter and organized under the leadership of Big Daddy (Eugene Clark).
4.
Left Behind: World at War (2005)
It's a week after the rapture and the millions of people who disappeared into thin air are still missing. Chaos rules the world as panic and grief stricken survivors continue to search for their lost loved-ones. Suicide rates are sky-rocketing, businesses and homes are being looted, and martial law
5.
Our Fathers (2005)
Adaptation of the David France book chronicles the class action suit filed by a Boston attorney on behalf of sexual abuse victims harmed by priests of the local Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church.
6.
Exit Wounds (2001) as Assistant Director
Maverick Detroit police detective Orin Boyd's take-no- prisoners approach to domestic terrorism gets him booted downtown to the city's toughest precinct. Here he runs up against mysterious crimelord Latrell Walker, whose dicey connections and seemingly unlimited cash make him everyone's favorite target. Together the two men take on a conspiracy that reaches all the way through the ranks to the heart of the precinct.
7.
Left Behind: the Movie (2000) as Assistant Director
In an instant, dozens of passengers on an international airline flight disappear into thin air. Pilot Rayford Steele discovers, to his horror, that millions worldwide vanished at the same instant including his own wife and son. While the world reels from the cataclysmic event, Steele bands with oth
8.
House Divided, A (2000)
David Dickson is a wealthy plantation owner in antebellum Georgia who fathers Amanda by raping one of his slaves, Julia. Julia relinquishes Amanda to the Dicksons, realizing that her baby will be raised free because she was born with fair skin. Amanda is raised and educated by her father and grandmo
9.
Mail to the Chief (2000)
President A. Thorton Osgood III is running for re-election but is out of touch with the average middle-class American citizen. Osgood's uptight but loyal Chief of Staff, Katherine Horner, encourages him to jump on the Internet, where he strikes up a friendship with an anonymous individual, assumed t
10.
Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000) as Assistant Director
The story of a film student at a college where killings are taking place.
11.
Passion of Ayn Rand, The (1999)
Biographical movie on the late novelist and philosopher, Ayn Rand (1905-1982), focusing on the 15-year affair between Rand and her young protege Nathaniel Branden, her friendship with her lover's wife Barbara Branden and her relationship with her husband, artist Frank O'Connor.
12.
Restless Spirits (1999)
Twelve-year-old Katie Penhallow is distraught when her mother goes off to France on a holiday and leaves her and little brother Simon with their stern grandmother Lydia. Dared by the local kids, Katie visits spooky Potter's Pond late one night, which is rumored to be haunted. She stumbles on the gho
13.
Down in the Delta (1998) as 1st Assistant Director
An elderly African-American woman, desperate to get her family out of the Chicago projects, sends them to live with her brother-in-law in Mississippi. Loretta isn't keen to go, as she drinks too much and the uncle lives in a dry county. Uncle Earl has enough on his plate already, as he has a struggl
14.
Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery (1998)
Based on the "Sneaky Pie" novels by Rita Mae Brown about Mrs. Murphy, a tiger stripped cat and her companion Tucker, a Welsh corgi. Mrs. Murphy and Tucker play detectives when a man is found dead in the lake. With their owner Mary Minor Haristeen, the Crozet, Virginia, postmistress also known as "Ha
15.
54 (1998) as 1st Assistant Director
Story of the infamous "Studio 54" that attracted stars and starlets looking to party in the disco era.
16.
Murder at 1600 (1997) as 1st Assistant Director
A Washington D.C. cop investigates a murder in the White House and draws the ire of the Secret Service when members of the First Family become suspects.
17.
In His Father's Shoes (1997)
Young Clay Crosby is bereft when his father Frank succumbs to a fatal illness. When he puts on a pair of magical wing-tipped shoes that Frank bought in a mysterious shop, Clay is transferred back to 1962 and relives his father's life, experiencing firsthand such personal details as Frank's formative
18.
Husband, a Wife, and a Lover, A (1996)
After 23 years in a difficult marriage, a woman leaves her husband. She returns home to take care of him when he suffers a stroke, with the understanding that their marriage is over. She later develops a relationship with another man that begins as friendship, but turns to love. Inspired by actual e
19.
Mr. and Mrs. Loving (1996)
Set in 1960, a couple is imprisoned for violating a Virginia ban on interracial marriage. Based on the true story of an interracial couple who took their case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
20.
Mrs. Munck (1996)
A widow takes into her care a wheelchair-bound older man who once taunted her.
21.
Two If by Sea (1996) as 1st Assistant Director
Part-time plasterer and sometime petty thief Frank O'Brien has been commissioned by his dimwit cousin to pull a simple job: just steal a valuable painting and deliver it to a buyer on an upscale New England island. Roz, his had-it-to-here girlfriend who dreams of a more stable--and law-abiding--life, has made him vow that this is the last scam they'll ever be a part of. As they take up temporary residence in a sumptuous, unoccupied beach house on the posh island, two teams of pursuers are hot on their trail: The FBI, led by O'Malley, who still nurtures an obsession with collaring famous art thief Phil the Shill; and a motley crew of half-wit would-be criminals, led by Frank's cousin, Beano, the "mastermind" behind the caper who's discovered the painting is far more valuable than he thought. With their sharp-edged banter and working-class attitude clearly out of place among the upper-crust islanders, Frank and Roz have to spend a riotous weekend just trying to fit in... and get along.
22.
Johnny Mnemonic (1995) as 1st Assistant Director
In the 21st century, information is the ultimate commodity. In a world where cyberspace is a workaday reality and outlaw hackers thrive, the most valuable information must sometimes be transported by mnemonic couriers--professionals like Johnny who offer the ultimate in security and confidentiality. Johnny contracts to deliver priceless data for a pair of scientists, defectors from Pharmkom, the world's third largest corporation. The massive upload is too much for the mnemonic implant embedded in Johnny's brain. With no idea of what he's carrying, Johnny must find the secret access-codes that allow him to download the information--or die. But data-overload isn't the only thing threatening his life. The Yakuza, the world's most powerful crime-syndicate, are working for Pharmakom. Takahashi, the Yakuza sector chief, distrusts his own men; he secretly hires the ruthless bounty hunter known as Street Preacher and orders him to bring in Johnny's head--cryogenically preserved.
23.
Car 54, Where Are You? (1994) as 1st Assistant Director
Film adaptation of the popular 1960s television sitcom, with the bumbling officers from Brooklyn's 53rd precinct attempting to protect a federal witness from the mob.
24.
Mesmer (1994) as 1st Assistant Director
Biographical film based on the life of the 18th-century medical radical, Franz Mesmer, who ventured into such uncharted areas as hypnosis and harmonics.
25.
Night Owl (1993)
A woman battles a mysterious entity (a voice over the radio that lures men to their death) in order to save the life of her husband.
26.
Gate II (1992) as 1st Assistant Director
Sequel to "The Gate" taking place several years later as 15-year-old Terry returns to the site of the gate to summon the "Old Ones" in order to help his alcoholic father.
27.
Stalin (1992)
A biopic about Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.
28.
Good Fight, The (1992)
When a lawyer and her ex-husband fight a tobacco conglomerate, they rediscover their love for each other.
29.
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
A television movie based on the life of Jackie Presser, the labor leader who rose to the top of the Teamsters Union by making deals with the Mafia and manipulating the FBI, becoming one of the most powerful men of the Reagan Era.
30.
Body Parts (1991) as 1st Assistant Director
After losing his arm in a car accident, a criminal psychologist has it replaced with a limb that belonged to a serial killer
31.
Max And Helen (1990)
A movie based on a true story and adapted from the book by Simon Wiesenthal. Two lovers who survive the Nazi death camps are separated in the aftermath of World War II. After 20 years, they are reunited, but a terrible secret from the past threatens to destroy them.
32.
Deep Sleep (1990) as Assistant Director
While investigating her father's death, a woman becomes involved with the local Filipino community.
33.
The Russia House (1990) as 1st Assistant Director (Vancouver)
An expatriate Englishmen finds love while doing intelligence work in the Soviet Union.
34.
Forgotten Prisoners: The Amnesty Files (1990)
A lawyer representing Amnesty International tries to find the whereabouts and condition of 17 political prisoners detained in a country known for its systematic torture of prisoners.
35.
Storm and Sorrow (1990)
Based on the true story of a young rock climber who at the last minute replaces an ailing USA team member at an international mountain climbing expedition in the USSR in 1974.
36.
Red King, White Knight (1989) as 1st Assistant Director
An ex-CIA agent comes out of retirement to investigate an assisination conspiracy in Russia.
37.
Millennium (1989) as 1st Assistant Director
The concept of time travel and the future is brought into play in a story centering on a mid-air collision of two passenger jetliners and the resultant investigation into the disaster.
38.
Iron Eagle II (1988) as 1st Assistant Director
Military adventure about an American-Soviet cooperative effort to destroy an atomic reactor in an Arab country.
39.
Ghost of a Chance (1987)
A television movie about a veteran policeman who accidentally kills a musician. The ghost of the musician returns to persuade the cop to steer the musician's grandson away from drug peddlers and into a life of music.
40.
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987) as 1st Assistant Director
This sequel depicts all the regulars teaching civilians how to fight crime in their neighborhoods, as usual, with disastrous results.
41.
Gate, The (1987) as 1st Assistant Director
While his parents are away, a teenager and his friends discover that the "gate" to hell is located in his backyard.
42.
Apology (1986)
A web of terror surrounds Lily McGuire, a conceptual artist living in New York City's SoHo district. As artistic inspiration she solicits and tapes anonymous apologies over the telephone. A caller confesses to a series of brutal gay murders being investigated by a detective and Lily refuses to turn
43.
Young Again (1986)
The wish of a 40-year-old executive to return to the fun-filled high school days of his youth is magically granted. But he forgets that seventeen-year-olds have problems -- especially when it comes to affairs of the heart.
44.
Head Office (1986) as Assistant Director
45.
Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986) as Assistant Director
The brave crime-fighting graduates of Police Academy are back to train a bunch of new recruits in the hilarious sequel "Police Academy 3: Back in Training" (1986). The Governor is out to cut the police budget, and that means one of two schools will have to go. Can the incompetent alumni of Commandant Lassard's Academy step in to save the day? Starring Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf and master-of-noise Michael Winslow.
46.
Murder in Space (1985)
The crew of a multi-national space probe is being systematically killed off and the problem faced by ground control, the CIA and the KGB is whether to let the craft land, possibly permitting the killer to escape through political hanky panky, or keep it aloft until the mystery is solved, while the n
47.
Parker (1985) as Assistant Director
48.
Draw (1984)
Kirk Douglas is an old-time outlaw who finds himself trapped in a small Western town after a poker game ends in a gunfight and James Coburn is his old nemesis, a former lawman-turned-boozer, who is hired by the townfolk to flush him out. This light-hearted hoss opera was the fifth in HBO's made-for-
49.
Matter of Sex, A (1984)
The somewhat exploitive title notwithstanding, this provocative film dramatizes the bitter, true-life struggle of "the Wilmar 8," eight women who, in 1977, began a two-year strike against the small Minnesota bank that employed them, charging sex discrimination in hiring and promotion. Lee Grant, who
50.
Bedroom Eyes (1984) as 1st Assistant Director
A young stockbroker is drawn into a murder.
51.
Police Academy (1984) as 1st Assistant Director
A group of misfits enlist in the police academy and embark on a series of zany adventures.
52.
One Night Only (1983) as Assistant Director
53.
Second Wind (1976) as Assistant Director

Film Production - Main (feature film)

54.
Storm and Sorrow (1990)
Based on the true story of a young rock climber who at the last minute replaces an ailing USA team member at an international mountain climbing expedition in the USSR in 1974.

Assistant Direction (TV Mini-Series)

55.
Moms on Strike (2002) as 1st Assistant Director
56.
Crossing, The (2000) as 1st Assistant Director
57.
Dogboys (1998) as 1st Assistant Director
58.
Face Down (1997) as 1st Assistant Director
59.
Undergrads, The (1985) as 1st Assistant Director

Assistant Direction (TV Mini-Series)

60.
Family Pictures (1993)
Based on Sue Miller's novel, "Family Pictures," a loving family must find the strength and courage to stay together when forced to deal with the exceptional needs of an autistic child.

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