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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Evening Star, The (1996) as Stage Manager
After her daughter Emma's death, Aurora Greenway raised her grandchildren in her devoted, but overbearing way. The results are mixed and she knows it. Still plugging away at thankless parenting, she battles with 18-year-old Melanie and prods the older brothers Tommy and Teddy, but they all regard he

Cinematography (feature film)

2.
Divergent (2014)
In a future society, divided into factions based on human traits, a 16-year-old girl leaves her own faction to join a rival one and falls in love with a young man.
3.
Muppets...Again!, The (2014)
During their world tour, mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper.
4.
Flight (2012)
A pilot with a substance abuse problem averts disaster by making a daring crash-landing when his plane malfunctions. His heroic actions are later questioned in an investigation.
5.
Muppets, The (2011)
Walter is the world's biggest Muppet fan. When he and his friends uncover an oilman's plan to raze the Muppet Theater, they help Kermit reunite the Muppets to stage a telethon to raise the $10 million needed to save it.
6.
Source Code (2011)
When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he's ever known, he learns he's part of a government experiment called the "Source Code," a program that enables him to cross over into another man's identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack.
7.
Priest (2011)
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior priest disobeys church law by teaming with a young sheriff and a priestess to track down a band of renegade vampires who have kidnapped his niece.
8.
Book of Eli, The (2010)
Eli walks alone in post-apocalyptic America. He heads west along the Highway of Death on a mission he doesn't fully understand but knows he must complete. He carries the last copy of a book that could become the wellspring of a revived society.
9.
Aliens in the Attic (2009)
Kids on a family vacation must fight off an attack by knee-high alien invaders with world-destroying ambitions. At the same time, the youngsters work hard to keep their parents in the dark about the battle upstairs. It all starts as a meteor shower rockets across the dark galaxy. Four glowing pods s
10.
Fool's Gold (2008)
Ben "Finn" Finnegan is a good-natured, surf bum-turned-treasure hunter who is obsessed with finding the legendary 18th century Queen's Dowry--40 chests of exotic treasure that was lost at sea in 1715. In his quest, Finn has sunk everything he has, including his marriage to Tess Finnegan and his more-rusty-than-trusty salvage boat, "Booty Calls." Just as Tess has begun to rebuild her life, working aboard a mega-yacht owned by billionaire Nigel Honeycutt, Finn discovers a vital clue to the treasure's whereabouts. Certain that his luck will change with the newfound information, Finn maneuvers himself aboard Nigel's yacht and, using his good-natured charm, convinces the tycoon and his Blackberry-wielding, celebutante daughter, Gemma, to join him in the pursuit of the Spanish treasure. Against Tess' better judgment, the search rekindles her love--of discovery. But they are not the only ones after the treasure. Finn's mentor-turned-nemesis Moe Fitch has also set out to claim the prize. Let the treasure hunt begin!
11.
Enchanted (2007)
A live-action story about a fairytale princess from the past who is thrust into present-day Manhattan by an evil queen. Soon after her arrival, Princess Giselle begins to change her views on life and love after meeting a handsome lawyer.
12.
Eight Below (2006) as Director Of Photography
The fierce Antarctic winter is just setting in when an intrepid team of explorers and scientists on a research mission-survival guide Jerry Shepard, his best friend and cartographer Cooper and the rugged geologist Davis--just narrowly escape a fatal accident, thanks to their steadfast team of eight skilled sled dogs. Forced to evacuate, the men must leave the beloved dogs behind in the frozen wilds--with a promise they will return. But when the storm of the century approaches, cutting off all means of travel, the dogs are stranded. Now, as the intelligent, courageous dogs--including noble pack leader Maya, rambunctious rebel Shorty and rising young alpha-in-training Max--fight to make it through the most unforgiving winter on the planet, the heartbroken Jerry is driven to mount a seemingly impossible rescue mission, aided by a beautiful and adventurous bush pilot, Katie. Held together only by unwavering bonds of friendship, the humans and the dogs alike make a remarkable journey of grit, endurance and belief to find one another again in this spectacular but perilous land.
13.
My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)
Breaking up is hard to do, but sometimes it can be downright dangerous. Matt Saunders thinks he's finally found the perfect girlfriend, the beautiful Jenny Johnson--who just so happens to be a superhero. However, when Jenny/G-Girl becomes overly possessive, Matt wants to call it quits--but how do yo
14.
Polar Express, The (2004) as Director Of Photography
A young boy lies awake in his room one snowy Christmas Eve, excited and alert. Breathing silently. Hardly moving. Waiting. He's listening for a sound he's afraid that he might never hear--the ringing bells of Santa's sleigh. The time is five minutes to midnight. Suddenly, the boy is startled by a t
15.
Christmas with the Kranks (2004) as Director Of Photography
When their daughter Blair leaves the family nest, Luther and Nora Krank decide to skip the Christmas holiday. But when Blair calls on Christmas Eve to announce a surprise visit, the Kranks must swiftly organize a traditional Christmas celebration.
16.
13 Going On 30 (2004) as Director Of Photography
It is 1987 and Jenna is a 13-year-old girl on the brink of womanhood. The problem is that adulthood is just not arriving fast enough. She's suffocated by her dorky parents, ignored by the hip kids in school--and the cute guy she has a crush on barely knows her name. No longer content to spend time o
17.
Radio (2003) as Director Of Photography
James Robert Kennedy--nicknamed 'Radio' because of his vintage radio collection and his love of music--is a loner in Anderson, South Carolina, pushing his ever-present grocery cart up and down the streets. He speaks to no one and is rarely spoken to, until one day, Coach Harold Jones, one of the tow
18.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) as Director Of Photography
A decade has passed since John Connor helped Judgement Day and save mankind from mass destruction. Now, 25, Connor lives "off the grid"--no home, no credit cards, no cell phone and no job. Connor has no record of his existence. There is no way he can be traced by Skynet--the highly developed network of machines that once tried to kill him and wage war on humanity. Until, out of the shadows of the future steps the T-X, Skynet's most sophisticated cyborg killing machine yet. Sent back through time to complete the job left unfinished by her predecessor, namely the T-1000, the determined T-X is a machine that is as relentless, as is her human guise beautiful. Now Connor's only hope for survival is to annex with the Terminator, T-101, his mysterious former assassin. Together they must triumph over the technologically superior T-X and forestall the looming threat of Judgement Day--or face the apocalypse and the fall of civilization as we know it.
19.
Bourne Identity, The (2002) as Additional Photography
The spy thriller opens as an amnesiac is rescued at sea by the crew of an Italian fishing boat. Nearly dead, he carries nothing but the bullets in his back and a bank account number embedded in his hip. Although completely without identity or background, he possesses an array of extraordinary talents in fighting, linguistics and self-defense that speaks of a dangerous past. In the present, he is disoriented and wary as he is propelled into an urgent search to discover who he is and why his life has taken a perilous turn. A Zurich safe deposit box yields an assortment of passports, a hefty load of cash, an automatic weapon and a name--Jason Bourne--with a Paris address. What it means remains a mystery, but Bourne quickly realizes that although he knows no one, there are people who recognize him--and do not wish him well. When he meets Marie Kreutz, a hard-luck German-born wanderer, he makes a desperate pitch--$10,000 for a ride to Paris. Despite her reservations, Marie takes the cash and begins a journey with Bourne that changes her life forever. The trail of Jason Bourne's past snakes from Europe to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, where Treadstone, a clandestine operation is based. As Bourne and Marie struggle to stay below the radar in France, all of the stealthy muscle of Treadstone is focused on tracking them and neutralizing Bourne as quickly and efficiently as possible.
20.
Spider-Man (2002) as Director Of Photography
Orphaned at an early age, Peter Parker lives in Queens, New York with his beloved Aunt May and Uncle Ben. Peter leads the life of a normal student, working as a photographer at the school paper, pining after the beautiful Mary Jane Watson and hanging out with buddy Harry Osborn. On a school trip, during which Peter and his classmates are given a science demonstration on arachnids, Peter is bitten by a genetically-altered spider. Soon after, he discovers that he has unusual powers: he is endowed with the strength and agility of a spider along with a keen, ESP-like "spider-sense." Peter first uses his powers to make money, but in the face of a tragedy that hits close to home, he vows to dedicate his life to fighting crime, taking to heart the words of his beloved Uncle Ben: "With great power comes great responsibility." Meanwhile, megalomaniacal businessman Norman Osborn, Harry's father, is undergoing some changes of his own. An experimental formula has gone awry, increasing his intelligence and strength but also driving him insane. He is now the Green Goblin, Spider-Man's arch enemy, who will put young Peter Parker's vow to fight crime and help innocent people to the ultimate test.
21.
What Lies Beneath (2000) as Director Of Photography
It had been a year since Dr. Norman Spencer betrayed his beautiful wife Claire. But with Claire oblivious to the truth and the affair over, Norman's life and marriage seem perfect--so perfect that when Claire tells him of hearing mysterious voices and seeing a young woman's wraithlike image in their home, he dismisses her mounting terror as delusion. However, as Claire moves closer to the truth, it becomes clear that this apparition will not be dismissed, and has come back for Dr. Norman Spencer... and his beautiful wife.
22.
Cast Away (2000) as Director Of Photography
An ambitious corporate troubleshooter is stranded on a deserted island for five years, eventually returning to society as a changed man.
23.
Contact (1997) as Director Of Photography
An expert on interplanetary communication receives plans for a mysterious space vessel.
24.
Evening Star, The (1996) as Director Of Photography
After her daughter Emma's death, Aurora Greenway raised her grandchildren in her devoted, but overbearing way. The results are mixed and she knows it. Still plugging away at thankless parenting, she battles with 18-year-old Melanie and prods the older brothers Tommy and Teddy, but they all regard he
25.
Forget Paris (1995) as Director Of Photography
Mickey Gordon is a gutsy, quick-witted professional basketball referee whose well-structured single life is upset when he meets Ellen Andrews, a captivating American expatriate. Can a couple fall madly in love under the Eiffel Tower, dancing on the banks of the Seine, and strolling on the Champs Elysees? Of course, but their relationship will only last if they can forget Paris.
26.
Richie Rich (1994) as Director Of Photography
Based on the classic Harvey Comics character, the richest little 12-year old in the world, along with the help of his friends, must invade the Rich manor to rescue his billionaire parents from a hostile takeover.
27.
Forrest Gump (1994) as Director Of Photography
A mentally challenged man stumbles through formative events in U.S. history.
28.
Josh and S.A.M. (1993) as Director Of Photography
Two young brothers respond to the dissolution of their family by embarking on an adventure, after the older brother convinces the younger that he is a Pentagon creation: a Strategically Altered Mutant (SAM).
29.
Keeper of the City (1992)
Story of a Chicago homicide cop who is unpopular with the public because he is in pursuit of a vigilante killer of mobsters.
30.
Noises Off (1992) as Director Of Photography (2nd Unit) (Crew)
British farce about the disintegration of a third-rate theater company on a tour of the provinces.
31.
Batman Returns (1992) as 2nd Unit Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
Batman's fight against The Penguin is complicated by the appearance of Catwoman.
32.
Mo' Money (1992) as Director Of Photography
Story about a young con man who goes straight when he falls in love--only to find himself caught in the middle of an enormous scam that only he and his brother can stop.
33.
Death Becomes Her (1992) as Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
Story about a vain actress, married to a plastic surgeon, and an author of beauty books, who both attempt to gain eternal youth, only to discover some unpleasant side effects.
34.
Backdraft (1991) as Director Of Photography 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
Feuding firefighter brothers bury their differences to catch an arsonist.
35.
Blind Fury (1990) as Director Of Photography
A blind Vietnam veteran travels across the country in an effort to reunite a young boy with his missing father.
36.
Court-martial Of Jackie Robinson, The (1990) as Director Of Photography
A movie that documents Jackie Robinson's 1944 legal challenge, as a U.S. Army lieutenant, to the military's racial segregation policy.
37.
Back To The Future (Part 3) (1990) as Director Of Photography 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
Marty McFly drives into the Old West to rescue Doc, whose blossoming romance makes him reluctant to return, from the clutches of the villainous Tannen Gang.
38.
Lucky Stiff (1989) as Camera Operator 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
Crushed after his bride runs away on their wedding day, chubby, depressed Ron Douglas decides to take a trip to get away from it all, heading to Lake Tahoe for the Christmas holidays. There, he meets the beautiful Cynthia Mitchell, who reveals her strong attraction to the overweight Ron and asks him
39.
Breaking Point (1989) as Director Of Photography
A movie remake of the 1964 theatrical feature "36 Hours." A U.S. army officer is captured by the Nazis and made to believe that World War II is over, so they can persuade him to divulge the secret plans for the Allied invasion of Normandy.
40.
Back To The Future (Part 2) (1989) as Director Of Photography 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
Sequel to the 1985 hit "Back to the Future," where Marty McFly goes into the future.
41.
Moving (1988) as Director Of Photography 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
A New Jersey mass-transit worker loses his job, and is forced to move his family to Idaho where he is offered the job of a lifetime.
42.
Too Young the Hero (1988) as Director Of Photography
A television movie based on the true story of a 12-year-old who enlisted in the Navy during World War II and became a hero. Discovered to be underaged, he is returned to the United States where he was mistaken for a deserter.
43.
Under The Boardwalk (1988) as Director Of Photography
Modern day "Romeo and Juliet" story set on the beaches of southern California.
44.
World Gone Wild (1988) as Director Of Photography
A post-apocalyptic community is in danger of being taken over by a cult leader.
45.
Death Before Dishonor (1987) as Director Of Photography
U.S. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Burns is serving at an American embassy in the Middle East. He and the rest of the security force find their jobs complicated by the restrictions placed on them by the American Ambassador who is afraid of offending the local government. This situation becomes critical wh
46.
Summer Camp Nightmare (1987) as Director Of Photography
Franklin Reilly leads the other campers at Camp North Pines for Boys in a revolt against the strict owner, Mr. Warren. Things go seriously wrong when the boys expand their plans and attempt to take over the nearby girls' camp, too. As the friction between the two camps worsens, one camper tries to g
47.
Night Stalker, The (1987) as Director Of Photography
48.
Quiet Cool (1986) as Director Of Photography 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
49.
Hot Dog...The Movie (1984) as Camera Operator 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
David Naughton, Patrick Houser, Tracy N. Smith, John Patrick Reger, Frank Koppola. A bumpkin from Hicksville seeks beautiful babes and wild times at a posh ski resort and ends up creating a sensation on the slopes. A sophomoric comedy in the grand tradition of PORKY'S.
50.
Happy Birthday to Me (1980) as Camera Operator 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)

Film Production - Main (feature film)

51.
Deep Impact (1998) as Additional Photography
After it's discovered that a comet is heading toward Earth, a U.S. spaceship is launched to blow it up. The plan fails, splitting the comet into two pieces, both hurtling towards different parts of North America. One is expected to trigger catastrophic tidal waves on the eastern seaboard and the other to create dense clouds of dust that could wipe out all life.
52.
Executive Decision (1996) as Additional Photography
Terrorists hijack a 747 carrying 400 passengers, and everyone involved mistakingly thinks the passengers are going to be bartered for the terrorist group's imprisoned leader. However, an American intelligence analyst and expert in terrorism believes that their plan is to launch a nerve gas attack on Washington DC. The President's Crisis Management Team must then choose between ignoring the agent's nerve gas theory and allowing the plane clearance to land in the Capitol, or destroying the plane and sacrificing its 400 passengers. A Special Forces leader, however, has a different solution--to secretly board the 747 using an experimental aircraft.
53.
Traces of Red (1992) as Additional Photography
Story about two police detectives who delve into a mystery in which no one, including the detectives, is beyond suspicion.
54.
Runaway Train (1985) as Additional Photography 2nd Unit (2nd Unit) (Alaska)
Two escaped convicts are stranded on a train with no brakes and no conductor.
55.
Sheena (1984) as Action Unit Photography
A legendary queen of the jungle finds herself fighting evil in the deepest, darkest parts of Africa.

Cinematography (special)

56.
Yellow (1991) as Director Of Photography
An episode of "Tales From the Crypt," the horror, anthology series. Set in the trenches of France during World War I, focuses on the relationship between a general and his lieutenant son. After he panics during battle, causing the death of several members of the outfit, the lieutenant is accused of

Producer (special)

57.
Will Rogers' U.S.A. (1972) as Executive Producer
A television adaptation of the nationally acclaimed one-man show, with James Whitmore portraying the legendary humorist.

Film Production - Main (special)

58.
Sharks, The (1982) as Photography
This National Geographic documentary puts all the information about sharks into perspective, sifting through the sensational publicity about these fishes as vicious killers and the more sober scientific data, to reveal a creature that remains one of the great marvels of nature.

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