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Cast (feature film)

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)

Same Kind of Different as Me (2016)
Based on a true story that chronicles an unlikely friendship between a wealthy art dealer struggling to save his marriage and drifter living on the streets.
Ted 2 (2015)
Storyline is under wraps.
Divergent (2014)
In a future world, people are segregated into different factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior is categorized as "Divergent" and warned that she will never fit into one of these groups. When Tris learns of a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she has to find out why being in that class
Flight (2012)
Whip Whitaker is a seasoned airline pilot who miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault and what really
Muppets, The (2011)
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world''s biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary and Gary''s girlfriend Mary from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets'' former stomping grounds. To stage a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.
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.
Priest (2011)
A post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian ci
Book of Eli, The (2010)
In the not-too-distant future, some 30 years after the final war, a solitary man walks across the wasteland that was once America. Empty cities, broken highways, seared earth--all around him, the marks of catastrophic destruction. There is no civilization here, no law. The roads belong to gangs that
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
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!
Enchanted (2007)
The tale follows the beautiful princess Giselle as she is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land--and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that doesn't operate on a "happily ever after" basis, G
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
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.
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 thunderous roar. Clearing the mist from his window he sees the most amazing sight--a gleaming black train rumbles to a stop right in front of his house, the steam from its powerful engine hissing through the night sky and the softly falling snowflakes. The boy rushes outside, clad only in his pajamas and slippers, and is met by the train''s conductor who seems to be waiting just for him. "Well, are you coming?" the conductor inquires. "Where?" the boy asks. "Why, to the North Pole--of course. This is the Polar Express!" What unfolds is an an adventure which follows a doubting young boy, who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole; during this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
Christmas with the Kranks (2004) as Director Of Photography
After faithfully and happily celebrating Christmas their entire lives, and with their daughter Blair in Peru to serve a stint in the Peace Corps, Luther and Nora Krank are facing the prospect of a very lonely holiday. One blustery Chicago night, Luther glances longingly at an alluring poster in a tr
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Cast Away (2000) as Director Of Photography
Chuck Noland, an engaged, workaholic Federal Express inspector, travels around the world testing the effectiveness of international shipping offices. His frenetic schedule puts a strain on his relationship with longtime girlfriend Helen. But when a plane crash leaves him stranded and isolated from other human beings on a remote Pacific island for four years, Chuck slowly becomes transformed both mentally and physically as he attempts to survive. This harrowing personal struggle ultimately brings him to a simple Zen-like understanding of what things in this world -- in his world -- are truly important.
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.
Contact (1997) as Director Of Photography
An expert on interplanetary communication receives plans for a mysterious space vessel.
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
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.
Forrest Gump (1994) as Director Of Photography
A mentally challenged man stumbles through formative events in U.S. history.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Batman Returns (1992) as 2nd Unit Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
Batman''''s fight against The Penguin is complicated by the appearance of Catwoman.
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.
Backdraft (1991) as Director Of Photography 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
Feuding firefighter brothers bury their differences to catch an arsonist.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Under The Boardwalk (1988) as Director Of Photography
Modern day "Romeo and Juliet" story set on the beaches of southern California.
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.
World Gone Wild (1988) as Director Of Photography
A post-apocalyptic community is in danger of being taken over by a cult leader.
Night Stalker, The (1987) as Director Of Photography
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
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
Quiet Cool (1986) as Director Of Photography 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
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.
Happy Birthday to Me (1980) as Camera Operator 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)

Film Production - Main (feature film)

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.
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.
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.
Runaway Train (1985) as Additional Photography 2nd Unit (2nd Unit) (Alaska)
Two escaped convicts inadvertantly jump aboard a freight train that they discover is barreling out of control, without an engineer.
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)

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)

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)

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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