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Cinematography (feature film)

1.
Fifth Estate, The (2013)
Julian Assange and Daniel Domscheit-Berg team up to create a platform, WikiLeaks, where people can anonymously leak covert data.
2.
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Thor, the mighty Avenger, battles to save Earth and all the nine realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself.
3.
Good Day to Die Hard, A (2013)
Old-school cop John McClane travels to Moscow to help his son Jack - unaware that Jack is a CIA operative trying to intercept a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, the McClane men discover that their contrasting methods make them a force to be reckoned with.
4.
Expendables 2, The (2012)
Barney Ross, Lee Christmas, Yin Yang, Gunner Jensen, Toll Road and Hale Caesar -- with newest members Billy the Kid and Maggie aboard -- are reunited when Mr. Church enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time - five tons of weapons-grade plutonium, far more than enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that's nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother.
5.
Dark Shadows (2012)
After being buried alive for 200 years, vampire Barnabas Collins returns to Collinwood Manor to restore his family home and business to their former glory.
6.
Whole Lotta Sole (2012)
When a man runs afoul of a mobster, he finds himself cornered in a shop by the police, the military and the mob and takes hostages while trying to find a way out.
7.
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America's ideals.
8.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
Set in Persia during the 9th century, a rogue prince reluctantly teams up with a rival princess to safeguard a magical dagger that gives its possessor the power to reverse time and rule the world.
9.
Wolfman, The (2010)
Lawrence Talbot is lured back to his family estate to investigate the savage murder of his brother by a bloodthirsty beast. When Talbot is bitten by the creature, he becomes eternally cursed and soon discovers a fate far worse than death.
10.
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Dr. Watson declared Lord Blackwood dead, but he has emerged from the grave to assert his deadly will over 1890 London. It's a mystery macabre - and only Sherlock Holmes can solve it.
11.
How About You (2008)
Ellie is left in charge of an elderly residential home, and while most of the residents have left to spend Christmas with their families, four residents known as 'The Hard Core' remain. The Hard Core have become impossible to live with. In fact, their rude and objectionable behavior is so terrible t
12.
Blood and Chocolate (2007)
A Romeo and Juliette tale involving werewolves.
13.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Benjamin Barker, a man unjustly sent to prison by a lecherous judge, vows revenge, not only for that cruel punishment, but for the devastating consequences of what happened to his wife and daughter. When he returns to reopen his barber shop, Sweeney Todd becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street who
14.
Eragon (2006)
A boy named Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest. At first, he thinks it's a lucky discovery, something that will bring meat to his poor family for the winter. Instead, it brings a dragon hatchling, and Eragon is soon thrust into a world of magic and power through which he and the dragon
15.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Most nights in the Bucket home, dinner is a watered-down bowl of cabbage soup, which young Charlie gladly shares with his mother and father and both pairs of grandparents. Every night, the last thing Charlie sees from his window is Willy Wonka's great factory, and he drifts off to sleep dreaming abo
16.
Blackwater Lightship, The (2004)
Based on Colm Toibin's novel, drama follows three generations of women who move to Ireland to take care of the youngest woman's brother as he succumbs to AIDS.
17.
Thunderbirds (2004)
In a family of heroes, Alan Tracy was always being left out. While his father, billionaire and former astronaut Jeff Tracy and his four elder brothers are busy saving the world, Alan's biggest challenge is saving his grade point average at boarding school. And what's worse, he can't even tell his sc
18.
Hidalgo (2004)
Held yearly for centuries, the Ocean of Fire--a 3,000 mile survival race across the Arabian desert--was a challenge restricted to the finest Arabian horses ever bred, the purest and noblest lines, owned by the greatest royal families. In 1890, a wealthy sheik invited an American, Frank T. Hopkins, a
19.
Flight of the Phoenix, The (2004)
A group of air crash survivors are stranded in the Mongolian desert with no chance of rescue. Facing a brutal environment, dwindling resources, and an attack by desert smugglers, they realize their only hope is doing the "impossible"--building a new plane from the wreckage.
20.
Veronica Guerin (2003) as Camera Operator
In the mid-1990s, Dublin was nothing short of a war zone, with a few powerful drug lords battling for control. Their most fearsome opponent was not the police, but the courageous journalist Veronica Guerin, who covered the crime beat with unmatched intensity. As she investigated and exposed the "pus
21.
Tailor of Panama (2001) as Camera Operator
Coerced into working for British Intelligence, a tailor living in Panama concocts a left-wing movement with the goal of luring the American military into an invasion of Panama, thereby nullifying the Panama Canal treaty.
22.
When the Sky Falls (2000) as Camera Operator
Based on the real-life story of the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin.
23.
Rat (2000)
Hubert Flynn from Dublin loves his pint of Guinness, his bet on the horses and his wife Conchita, in that order. So when he comes home from the pub one evening and changes into a rat, she is slow to forgive. His children have differing views. His loving daughter Marietta wants to give him the specia
24.
Devil's Arithmetic, The (1999)
A pampered Jewish teenage girl, Hannah, is transported back in time to her family's tragic past during the Holocaust in German-occupied Poland in 1941. There, alongside her future aunt, she begins her surrealistic journey of discovery. Imprisoned in a concentration camp and forced to work at hard la
25.
Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax, The (1999)
Television movie about the recently widowed Emily Pollifax, who is looking for some adventure in her life. One day she decides to follow her childhood dream of being a secret agent and, through a comedy of errors, suddenly finds herself on a plane bound for Marrakesh, Morocco on a secret C.I.A. miss
26.
Nephew, The (1998) as Camera Operator
Set against the lush backdrop of an emrald islet, a tale of the tumult which is caused in a small community when the inbred denizens discover they have a young American cousin who is talented, handsome and black. When Chad Egan-Washington shows up on the Irish island of Inis Dara to scatter his moth
27.
Dancing At Lughnasa (1998) as Camera Operator
In Donegal in 1936, the five Mundy sisters live on their family farm, eking out a precarious existance. All are single: Kate, the eldest and most middle-aged in attitude; Maggie, dependable Agnes; Rose, who is having a secret affair with a married man; and Christina, who has a son by a man who is ne
28.
Soldier's Sweetheart, A (1998)
Naive young Marianne secretly visits her sweetheart Fossie, a young medic serving in the Vietnam War, at his post near the village of Song Tra Bong. The enlisted men are comforted by her innocent presence in the war zone, but Marianne eventually becomes disturbingly and hopelessly drawn into the madness of the conflict.
29.
Garden of Redemption (1997)
Set in World War II Italy in 1944, local partisans in Vaiano are resisting the occupation of their town by the German army. Don Paolo is a young priest who knows he has been hiding in the church and that in his heart he is a coward who is afraid to fight the atrocities perpetrated by the Germans. Stirred by the faith in him of Adriana, a local young woman, Don Paolo embarks on a mission to help the partisans fight the Germans. His cowardice causes the mission to fail and Adriana is captured. Awaiting execution, the priest goes to hear her confession, where he admits his cowardice. In an attempt to redeem himself, Don Paolo then engineers Adriana's escape from her cell knowing that he cannot follow.
30.
Devil's Own, The (1997) as Camera Operator (Dublin Unit)
Set in 1993, as the Irish Republican Army has announced peace talks with the British, New York police officer Tom O'Meara takes an affable young Irish emigree into his home and makes him part of his family. The refugee, however, has a hidden past and a bloody purpose for coming to America. Upon discovering his boarder's true identity, the police officer is drawn into a deadly manhunt--the aim of which is not only to capture the Irish rebel but to save his life.
31.
This is the Sea (1997) as Director Of Photography
The Protestants and Catholics of West Belfast are adversaries in an intractable conflict that has turned Northern Ireland into a war zone for generations. But it is now 1994 and Northern Ireland is tentatively enjoying a truce, so there is a glimmer of hope for the first time in decades. Hazel Stoke
32.
Some Mother's Son (1996) as Camera Operator
Could you stand by and watch your son starve himself to death for his beliefs? Or would you go against his wishes and save his life even though it meant the defeat of the cause he was willing to die for? A widowed schoolteacher and life-long pacifist, Kathleen Quigley has been careful to stay clear of the war in her native Northern Ireland, instead devoting herself to the care of her three children. She is shaken out of her comfortable existence when her son Gerard is captured along with the fugitive IRA leader Frank Higgins, after a shoot-out with the British army. Gerard's imprisonment and his subsequent participation in the IRA prisoners' protest to be treated as prisoners of war draws Kathleen into Northern Ireland's political conflict and into contact with Higgins' mother Annie, a hardworking farmer and fervent IRA supporter.
33.
Nothing Personal (1995) as Camera Operator
Set during 1975, the most difficult period of "The Troubles", story unfolds over a 24-hour period during a tense truce between the Protestant (Loyalists) and Catholic (IRA) militias in Belfast. Once childhood friends, Protestant paramilitarist Kenny and Catholic single father Liam are both caught up
34.
Awfully Big Adventure, An (1995) as Camera Operator
Mike NewelL's look at what really goes on behind the curtains of a liverpool rep company. Filled with sexual and emotional undertones, Newells' follow up to Four weddings and a funeral.
35.
Words Upon the Window Pane (1994) as Director Of Photography
Set in 1928 Dublin at a seance, where the ghosts of Jonathan Swift (d. 1785) and his two jealous lovers, Stella and Vanessa, are called forth and their relationship played out. Story flashes between 18th and 20th centuries.
36.
In the Name of the Father (1993) as Camera Operator
Story of Gerry Conlon, purported ringleader of the Guildford Four, a group of three Irishmen and one English woman wrongly imprisoned for the 1974 IRA bombing of a pub in Guildford, England, that left five people dead. Conlon's father Guiseppe was subsequently imprisoned along with six other Conlon
37.
Playboys, The (1992) as Camera Operator
In a small Northern Irish border town in 1957, a young unwed mother is the object of both fascination and scorn for the locals, as she keeps the identity of the baby's father unkown. When a troupe of travelling players sets up camp, she finds herself courted by the town's constable as well as a hand
38.
Hear My Song (1991) as Additional Camera
Inspired by the life story of American-Irish singer Joseph Locke, whose disappearance in the 1950s led to his identity being assumed by an imposter until Locke resurfaced 20 years later.
39.
Field, The (1990) as Camera Operator
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.
40.
Love She Sought, The (1990)
A teacher at a Catholic school travels to Ireland to meet the man with whom she has been corresponding for years. She realizes she has fallen in love with the man through the mail -- so she is crestfallen when she discovers he's a priest.
41.
My Left Foot (1989) as Camera Operator
A man with cerebral palsy learns to paint with his foot.
42.
Fragments of Isabella (1989) as Camera Operator
43.
Joyriders (1988) as Camera Operator
The growing relationship of two people who travel through Ireland in a series of stolen cars.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

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Cinematography (special)

46.
U2's Beautiful Day (2002) as Camera Operator
Taped from a live performance, popular band U2 performs hit songs that made them global rock stars from the Slane Castle in Dublin, Ireland. In addition to their performance, the special will include a behind-the-scenes look at backstage footage.
47.
Garth Brooks: Ireland & Back (1998) as Camera Operator
Special featuring country music star Garth Brooks in concert at Dublin's Croke Park, with friends Trisha Yearwood and Susan Ashton, and in Culver City, California with Trisha Yearwood and Steve Wariner.
48.
Cinder Path, The (1995) as Camera Operator
Three-part drama based on the novel by Dame Catherine Cookson. A man tries to overcome the taunts and abuse he received as a child from his father by displaying his inner strength and character during World War I and by eventually finding true love.
49.
Real Charlotte, The (1990) as Camera Operator
A three-part presentation of "Masterpiece Theatre." Charlotte Mullen, a socially ambitious woman turns her small Irish village upside down by attempting to marry off her beautiful and flirtatious cousin to the local squire's son.
50.
Ballad of the Irish Horse (1985) as Camera Assistant
From sturdy ponies to elegant thoroughbreds, horses are an indelible part of Ireland's history, work, and play. This National Geographic Special takes a lavish, panoramic look at Irish horses and the people who ride them, train them, breed them, trade them, and -- most of all -- love them.

Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)

51.
Magnificent Ambersons, The (2002) as Camera Operator

Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)

52.
Kidnapped (1995) as Camera Operator
53.
Scarlett (1994)
An eight-hour miniseries based on Alexandra Ripley's novel, "Scarlett," the sequel to "Gone With the Wind." Scarlett O'Hara travels to Ireland to be with family and escape the confusion of her rocky marriage to Rhett Butler.<P>Separated from Scarlett and seeking a divorce, Rhett is now pursued passi

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