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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Black Hawk Down (2002) as 1st asst dir
The true story of the United States' involvement in Somalia during an ill-fated humanitarian mission. On October 3, 1993, U.S. soldiers entered Somalia on an exercise that was supposed to take less than an hour. The mission turned into a nightlong battle against thousands of heavily armed Somalians.
2.
Gladiator (2000) as 1st asst dir
A Roman officer betrayed by the emperor leads a gladiator's rebellion.

Producer (feature film)

3.
Kingdom of Heaven (2005) as Executive Producer
During the Crusades--the world shaping 200-year collision between Europe and the East--a blacksmith named Balian has lost his family and nearly his faith. The religious wars raging in the far-off Holy Land seem remote to him, yet he is pulled into that immense drama. Amid the pageantry and intrigues
4.
Black Hawk Down (2002) as Associate Producer
The true story of the United States' involvement in Somalia during an ill-fated humanitarian mission. On October 3, 1993, U.S. soldiers entered Somalia on an exercise that was supposed to take less than an hour. The mission turned into a nightlong battle against thousands of heavily armed Somalians.
5.
Hannibal (2001) as Associate Producer
Ten years have passed since Dr. Hannibal Lecter escaped from custody, ten years since FBI Agent Clarice Starling interviewed him in a maximum security hospital for the criminally insane. The doctor is now at large in Europe, pursuing his own interests and savoring the scents and essences of an unguarded world. But Starling has never forgotten her encounters with Dr. Lecter, and the metallic rasp of his seldom-used voice still haunts her dreams. But Mason Verger remembers Dr. Lecter, too, and is obsessed with revenge. Verger was Dr. Lecter's sixth victim, and though hideously disfigured, has survived to rule a vast financial empire. Verger soon realizes that in order to draw the doctor out into the open, he must use someone Lecter cannot resist as bait: Clarice Starling.
6.
Gladiator (2000) as Associate Producer
A Roman officer betrayed by the emperor leads a gladiator's rebellion.
7.
G.I. Jane (1997) as Associate Producer
Navy Intelligence officer Lt Jordan O'Neil becomes a test case when she is recruited to become the first woman allowed to train for the covert operations unit known as the Navy SEALS. She is not expected to succeed and many high ranking military and government officials, including Senator Lillian DeHaven, are counting on her to fail. O'Neil persists, and when the recruit's final training exercise is diverted to aid and rescue American troops in the Middle East, the Master Chief is wounded and O'Neil must summon all her leadership abilities to save him and the mission.
8.
White Squall (1996) as Associate Producer
In the autumn of 1960, thirteen young men admitted as students in the Ocean Academy--a highly selective floating prep school--begin an adventure that will change their lives forever. They pursue a rigorous course of studies, while spending a year at sea as the crew of a square-rigged brigantine, the "Albatross." During the mythic voyage, the boys are pushed beyond adolescence as they explore the mysteries of the Caribbean and South Pacific. However, as the "Albatross" nears the end of her voyage she's stricken by a freak weather condition known as a white squall. Within minutes, the tall ship capsizes and sinks, taking the lives of four students and two staff members with her. Those who live are rescued after two days at sea, but are then forced to weigh the fate of the difficult, enigmatic, Christopher Sheldon, the skipper of their ship. Had Sheldon, through neglect and poor seamanship, cost six people their lives? Or had he, however harshly, provided the lessons that saved the rest?

Assistant Direction (feature film)

9.
Jupiter Ascending (2014)
Jupiter's life is a miserable disappointment until she learns that her genetic signature marks her for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
10.
Wrath of the Titans (2012)
A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus-the demigod son of Zeus-is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous underworld. Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus' godly son, Ares, switch loyalty and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans' strength grows stronger as Zeus' remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth. Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda, Poseidon's demigod son, Argenor, and fallen god Hephaestus, Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.
11.
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Six interlocking stories, spanning the 19th century to a post-apocalyptic future, weave a tale of human drama through the ages.
12.
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Perseus leads a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and unleash hell on earth. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, Perseus and his warriors will only survive if Perseus accepts his power as a god.
13.
Ninja Assassin (2009)
Razio, trained in the way of the Ozunu Clan ninja, is stalked by fellow warriors for breaking free of their iron-willed dojo patriarch and is on the run with a Europol agent who has proof the clan sells assassination services to governments.
14.
Speed Racer (2008)
Hurtling down the track, careening around, over and through the competition, Speed Racer is a natural behind the wheel. Born to race cars, Speed is aggressive, instinctive and, most of all, fearless. His only real competition is the memory of the brother he idolized--the legendary Rex Racer--whose death in a race has left behind a legacy that Speed is driven to fulfill. Speed is loyal to the family racing business, led by his father, Pops Racer, the designer of Speed's thundering Mach 5. When Speed turns down a lucrative and tempting offer from Royalton Industries, he not only infuriates the company's maniacal owner but uncovers a terrible secret--some of the biggest races are being fixed by a handful of ruthless moguls who manipulate the top drivers to boost profits. If Speed won't drive for Royalton, Royalton will see to it that the Mach 5 never crosses another finish line. The only way for Speed to save his family's business and the sport he loves is to beat Royalton at his own game. With the support of his family and his loyal girlfriend, Trixie, Speed teams with his one-time rival--the mysterious Racer X--to win the race that had taken his brother's life: the death-defying, cross-country rally known as The Crucible.
15.
Golden Compass, The (2007)
Centers on two children who live in parallel worlds surrounded by a huge cast of shape-shifting creatures.
16.
Children of Men (2006)
In a futuristic infertile world, a historian watches as society crumbles around him and joins a revolutionary group to act.
17.
V for Vendetta (2006)
Against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, a young working-class woman named Evey is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as "V." Profoundly complex, V is at once literary, flamboyant, tender and intellectual, a man dedicated to freeing his fellow citizens from those who have terrorized them into compliance. He is also bitter, revenge-seeking, lonely and violent, driven by a personal vendetta. In his quest to free the people of England from the corruption and cruelty that have poisoned their government, V condemns the tyrannical nature of their appointed leaders and invites his fellow citizens to join him in the shadows of Parliament of November the 5th--Guy Fawkes Day. On that day in 1605, Guy Fawkes was discovered in a tunnel beneath Parliament with 36 barrels of gunpowder. He and his co-conspirators had engineered the treasonous "Gunpowder Plot" in response to the tyranny of their government under James I. Fawkes and his fellow saboteurs were hanged, drawn and quartered, and their plan to take down their government never came to pass. In the spirit of that rebellion, in remembrance of that day, V vows to carry out the plot that Fawkes was executed for attempting on November 5th in 1605: he will blow up Parliament. As Evey uncovers the truth about V's mysterious past, she also discovers the truth about herself--and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his plan to ignite a revolution, bringing freedom and justice back to a society fraught with cruelty and corruption.
18.
Kingdom of Heaven (2005) as First Assistant Director
During the Crusades--the world shaping 200-year collision between Europe and the East--a blacksmith named Balian has lost his family and nearly his faith. The religious wars raging in the far-off Holy Land seem remote to him, yet he is pulled into that immense drama. Amid the pageantry and intrigues
19.
Hannibal (2001) as 1st Assistant Director
Ten years have passed since Dr. Hannibal Lecter escaped from custody, ten years since FBI Agent Clarice Starling interviewed him in a maximum security hospital for the criminally insane. The doctor is now at large in Europe, pursuing his own interests and savoring the scents and essences of an unguarded world. But Starling has never forgotten her encounters with Dr. Lecter, and the metallic rasp of his seldom-used voice still haunts her dreams. But Mason Verger remembers Dr. Lecter, too, and is obsessed with revenge. Verger was Dr. Lecter's sixth victim, and though hideously disfigured, has survived to rule a vast financial empire. Verger soon realizes that in order to draw the doctor out into the open, he must use someone Lecter cannot resist as bait: Clarice Starling.
20.
Avengers, The (1998) as Assistant Director
Mrs. Emma Peel and John Steed are spies who work for the secret branch of the British government called The Ministry. They are called in to investigate Prospero, a plot to blackmail Britain by controlling the weather. Emma Peel is suspected of being involved but it is discovered that she has a double who works for the real baddie, Sir August de Wynter. He threatens to freeze Britain, at one point unleashing a blizzard on Trafalgar Square.
21.
G.I. Jane (1997) as 1st Assistant Director
Navy Intelligence officer Lt Jordan O'Neil becomes a test case when she is recruited to become the first woman allowed to train for the covert operations unit known as the Navy SEALS. She is not expected to succeed and many high ranking military and government officials, including Senator Lillian DeHaven, are counting on her to fail. O'Neil persists, and when the recruit's final training exercise is diverted to aid and rescue American troops in the Middle East, the Master Chief is wounded and O'Neil must summon all her leadership abilities to save him and the mission.
22.
White Squall (1996) as 1st Assistant Director
In the autumn of 1960, thirteen young men admitted as students in the Ocean Academy--a highly selective floating prep school--begin an adventure that will change their lives forever. They pursue a rigorous course of studies, while spending a year at sea as the crew of a square-rigged brigantine, the "Albatross." During the mythic voyage, the boys are pushed beyond adolescence as they explore the mysteries of the Caribbean and South Pacific. However, as the "Albatross" nears the end of her voyage she's stricken by a freak weather condition known as a white squall. Within minutes, the tall ship capsizes and sinks, taking the lives of four students and two staff members with her. Those who live are rescued after two days at sea, but are then forced to weigh the fate of the difficult, enigmatic, Christopher Sheldon, the skipper of their ship. Had Sheldon, through neglect and poor seamanship, cost six people their lives? Or had he, however harshly, provided the lessons that saved the rest?
23.
Blake Edwards' Son of the Pink Panther (1993) as 1st Assistant Director
The comedy continues, with the illegitimate son of Inspector Jacques Clouseau.
24.
Deception (1993) as 1st Assistant Director (2nd Unit)
A woman tries to discover the truth behind her husband's alleged death in a plane crash in Mexico.
25.
1492: The Conquest Of Paradise (1992) as 1st Assistant Director
Story about the exploits of Christopher Columbus, spanning 23 years.
26.
Under Suspicion (1991) as 1st Assistant Director
Set in late 1950s England, an amoral divorce detective, who sets up fake adultery cases with the help of his wife, becomes a prime suspect when his wife and a wealthy client are found murdered.
27.
Double Impact (1991) as 1st Assistant Director (2nd Unit) (Hong Kong)
Twin brothers meet, after being raised apart in different cultures, and take on the Chinese mafia in Hong Kong to avenge the murder of their parents and to reclaim their stolen inheritance.
28.
Crucifer Of Blood (1991)
British detective Sherlock Holmes seeks a man who has disappeared, leaving behind a piece of an old map bearing a cross made in human blood.
29.
Field, The (1990) as 1st Assistant Director
When the field he doesn't own, but has teneded to lovingly for years, is threatened with commercial development, a devout Irish farmer fiercely defends it.
30.
Memphis Belle (1990) as Assistant 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit); Assistant Director (Aerial Unit)
True story of an American crew on the B-17 bomber "Memphis Belle" on a hazardous World War II mission.
31.
Plot to Kill Hitler, The (1990)
Dramatization based on the true events surrounding the attempt to kill Hitler made by his own officers in 1944.
32.
Treasure Island (1990)
A television movie based on Robert Louis Stevenson's adventure novel "Treasure Island." Pirate Captain Billy Bones leaves a young innkeeper's son, Jim Hawkins, a map indicating the location of a priceless treasure. Joining with his friends, Doctor Livesey and Squire Trelawney, Jim sets sail for the Caribbean in search of the treasure. But they do not realize that the ship's crew has been replaced by a band of cutthroats under the leadership of the infamous pirate Long John Silver.
33.
A Man For All Seasons (1988)
An adaptation of Robert Bolt's play focusing on the conflict waged between King Henry VIII and Sir Thomas More when the King broke with the Roman Catholic Church.
34.
Rambo III (1988) as 1st Assistant Director
Unfolding at a Buddhist monastery in Thailand, the story revolves around Rambo going to the aid of his friend Colonel Trautman who asks his assistance with a dangerous mission.
35.
Full Metal Jacket (1987) as 1st Assistant Director
A group of Marines transform from rubes to fighting men. Through the eyes of a private, the men endure a merciless drill sergeant on Parris Island then the brutal Southeast Asian streets during the Vietnam War.
36.
Prayer For The Dying, A (1987) as Assistant Director
37.
Mesmerized (1986) as Assistant Director
38.
Quest, The (1986) as Assistant Director
Henry Thomas, Dennis Miller, Tony Barry, Rachel Friend, Chris Gregory, Tamsin West. Thomas, revisiting "E.T" territory, plays an recently orphaned American boy who moves to Australia to live with his new guardian (Barry). While roaming the bush, he hears tales of a monster hidden at an old aborigine burial ground, and decides to see for himself if the beast is fact or fiction.
39.
Fortress (1985)
A television movie about Sally, a teacher in the rugged Australian coutryside, and her nine students who are kidnapped by thugs and are taken into the wilds of the Australian outback. Terrorized and abandoned, they find themselves forced into a primitive struggle for survival.
40.
Hot Target (1985) as Assistant Director
41.
Britannia Hospital (1983) as Assistant Director
42.
Turkey Shoot (1981) as Assistant Director
43.
Ffolkes (1980) as Assistant Director
44.
Shining, The (1980) as 2nd Assistant Director
Frustrated writer Jack Torrance takes a job as the winter caretaker at the ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace. When he arrives there with his wife and son, they learn that the previous caretaker had gone mad. Slowly Jack becomes possessed by the evil, demonic presence in the hotel...
45.
Heaven's Gate (1980) as 2nd Assistant Director
A Wyoming sheriff tries to protect immigrant farmers from ruthless ranchers.
46.
Flash Gordon (1980) as Assistant Director
When energy waves pull the moon out of orbit, threatening destruction of the Earth, Dr. Hans Zarkov makes a desperate rocket flight with two unwilling passengers - Flash Gordon, quarterback of the New York Jets and lovely Dale Arden. Their destination is the planet Mongo, source of the strange energ
47.
The Fifth Musketeer (1979) as 2nd Assistant Director
France's King Louis XIV tries to use his look-alike brother to political advantage.
48.
Golden Rendezvous (1977) as Assistant Director
The Caribbean Star is a cargo ship and a gambling casino. While at sea, the ship is hijacked by mercenary Luis Carreras, who is controlled by some mysterious authority. Luis installs an atomic device in the vessel, and the passengers are held hostage, threatened with death unless he receives the go
49.
Orca (1976) as Assistant Director
A killer whale seeks vengeance for its mates murder by an unscrupulous seaman.

Visual Effects (feature film)

50.
Just Visiting (2001) as Visual Effects Liaison (Visual Factory Ltd/Visual Effects)
An American retelling of the 1993 French comedy which follows the tale of a French nobleman, Count Thibault of Malfete and his servant, who find themselves in modern-day Chicago--transported from the 12th century due to a wizard's flawed time-travel position. Confused, lost and overwhelmed, they mee

Film Production - Unit (feature film)

51.
Empire Of The Sun (1987) as Unit Manager (Spain)
A soldier-of-fortune helps a young boy survive in World War II Japan.
52.
Year Of The Dragon (1985) as Unit Production Manager (Thailand)
A tough-talking New York City detective is set on bringing a powerful Chinatown crime lord to justice.

Location Manager (feature film)

53.
Supergirl (1984) as Location Manager
Superman's young cousin Kara is also known as Supergirl. When a ring that is a Krypton power source is lost, she is sent to Earth to find it and learns that it is being used as a paperweight. Disguised as meek-mannered high-school student Linda Lee, she faces off against the evil villain Zaltar, who

Misc. Crew (feature film)

54.
Ragtime (1981)
A proud black musician rebels against racism in turn-of-the-century New York.
55.
Ragtime (1981)
A proud black musician rebels against racism in turn-of-the-century New York.

Location Manager (feature film)

56.
History of the World Part I (1981) as Location Manager (French Revolution)
A funny look at the history of the world according to Mel Brooks.
57.
The Dogs Of War (1980) as Location Manager
A mercenary plots to overthrow a small African nation's government.

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