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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Animation (feature film)

1.
Skyfall (2012)
James Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past returns to haunt her, and 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
2.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) as Seq compositor, The Moving Picture Company
A little boy is schooled in the art of wizardry.

Visual Effects (feature film)

3.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Superheroes from the distant future travel back in time to help in the modern day.
4.
Godzilla (2014)
Storyline is under wraps.
5.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D (2012)
Young adventurer Sean receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist--a place of strange life forms, mountains of gold, deadly volcanoes, and more than one astonishing secret. Unable to stop him from going, Sean's new stepfather joins the quest. Together with a helicopter pilot and his beautiful, strong-willed daughter, they set out to find the island, rescue its lone inhabitant and escape before seismic shock waves force the island under the sea and bury its treasures forever.
6.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
The battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. But it is Harry who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort.
7.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
When the dark forces of Voldermort attempt to take over the wizarding world and capture Harry Potter, he and his friends are forced to face them on their own.
8.
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Jess Aarons is an outsider at school and even in his own family. Jess has trained all summer to become the fastest kid in his middle school class but his goal is unexpectedly thwarted by the new girl in school, Leslie Burke, who competes in the "boys only" race and wins. Despite their awkward introduction, the two outsiders quickly become best friends. Leslie loves to tell stories of fantasy and magic. Jess loves to draw, but until he met Leslie it was something he kept to himself. Leslie opens a new world of imagination for Jess. Together they create the secret kingdom of Terabithia, a magical place accessible by swinging on an old rope over a stream in the woods near their homes. There, the friends rule the kingdom, fight the Dark Master and his creatures and plot against the school bullies. Thanks to his friendship with Leslie, Jess is changed for good.
9.
King Kong (2005) as Compositor
It is 1933, and vaudeville actress Ann Darrow has found herself--like so many other New Yorkers during the Great Depression--without the means to earn a living. Unwilling to compromise and allow herself to sink into a career in burlesque, she considers her limited options while aimlessly wandering the streets of Manhattan. When her hunger drives her to unsuccessfully try to steal an apple from a fruit vendor's stall, she is rescued--literally--by filmmaker and multiple hyphenate Carl Denham. It seems that the entrepreneur-raconteur-adventurer is no stranger to theft, having that day lifted the only existing print of his most recent and unfinished film from under his studio executives' noses when they threatened to pull his completion funds. Carl has until the end of the day to get his crew onboard the Singapore-bound tramp steamer, the S.S. Venture, in hopes of completing his travelogue/action film. With that, the showman is certain he will finally achieve the personal greatness he knows awaits him around the corner--and although the crew believe that corner to be Singapore, Denham actually hopes to find and capture on film the mysterious place of legend: Skull Island. Unfortunately for Carl, his headlining actress has pulled out of his project, but his search for a size-four leading lady (the costumes have all been made) has, fatefully, led him to Ann. The struggling actress is reluctant to sign on with Denham, until she learns that the up-and-coming, socially relevant playwright Jack Driscoll is penning the screenplay--the fees his friend Carl pays for potboiling adventure are a welcome supplement to Driscoll's nominal income from his stage plays. With his newly discovered star and coerced screenwriter reluctantly onboard, Denham's "moving picture ship" heads out of New York Harbor--and toward a destiny that none aboard could possibly foresee.
10.
Long Time Dead (2003) as Visual Effects Supervisor
A young Londoner and his friends use a Ouija board to contact the dead, and inadvertently unleash a murderous, otherworldly force.
11.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) as 2D seq lead, Weta Digital
The Fellowship of the Ring fights its last desperate battle to save Middle Earth from the forces of evil.
12.
Dust (2001) as Digital Effects Supervisor (The Moving Picture Company)
In parallel stories, two brothers fall in and out of love with the same woman.
13.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) as Visual Effects Producer (The Moving Picture Company/Digital Visual Effects)
Lara Croft was born into wealth and groomed at the most elite schools. She travels to dangerous and mysterious locales around the globe in search of rare, lost crypts and long-forgotten empires. She speaks numerous languages, is highly trained for combat and answers to no one, obeying only a desire for adventure. But now she must face her greatest challenge yet: to find two halves of an ancient artifact buried in space and time. To possess it means ultimate power for its possessor. But to get there, she must first take on a powerful and dangerous secret society.
14.
Parole Officer, The (2001) as Visual Effects Compositor/Colourist (The Moving Picture Company-Opening/Closing Title Sequence)
Simon Garden is an honest but naive parole officer. When he witnesses a serious crime, he is unlucky enough to get framed for murder by a crooked cop. The only way to prove his innocence involves robbing a bank vault, where the crucial evidence is stored. Now Garden must recruit the help of his form
15.
World Is Not Enough, The (1999) as Senior Compositor (The Moving Picture Company/Visual Effects)
Sir Robert King, an oil magnate friend of James Bond (Agent 007), is murdered during a bombing at his M16 Headquarters. The tycoon's only heir, the beautiful Elektra King, inherits billions of dollars worth of oil deposits in the Caspian sea--as well as some very unwanted attention. Elektra is threatened with the same deadly fate as her father, unless she changes the route of Sir Robert's proposed pipeline. Feeling somewhat responsible for the death, as he was unable to fully secure M16 from the bomb, Bond takes on the role of bodyguard for Elektra. Now the world's oil supply is in peril as 007 battles the assassin, Renard, a rabid anti-capitalist terrorist. He is a hateful, dying, psychopath who feels no pain, due to the fact that he lives with a bullet lodged in his brain. Renard is intent on using the resources of King Enterprises as revenge against his hated enemies at M16. Bond must race to defuse this international power struggle with the world's oil supply hanging in the balance, aware that he's the only man who can take the heat between a beautiful heiress, a malicious sociopath, and a world-threatening diabolical plan.
16.
Saint, The (1997) as Digital Compositor (Cinesite Ltd/Europe)
A master thief hired to steal cold fusion technology, falls in love with the scientist he suppossed to steal it from.
17.
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) as Compositor (Cinesite/Europe)
Someone is pitting the world's superpowers against each other--and only the legendary James Bond (Agent 007) can stop it. When a British warship is mysteriously destroyed in Chinese waters, the world teeters on the brink of World War III--until 007 zeros in on the true criminal mastermind. Bond's do-or-die mission takes him to Elliot Carver, a powerful industrialist who manipulates world events as easily as he changes headlines from his global media empire. After soliciting help from Carver's sexy wife, Paris, Bond joins forces with a stunning yet lethal Chinese agent, Wai Lin. In a series of explosive chases, brutal confrontations and impossible escapes, including a motorcycle pursuit through Saigon, Bond and Wai race to stop the presses on Carver's next planned news story--global pandemonium.
18.
Mission: Impossible (1996) as Compositor
A former Russian spy selling international intelligence on the black market... a list containing names of the top undercover agents in the world... a corrupt agent doubling for an unknown organization... a mysterious arms dealer... a spy agency ready to disavow the actions or existence of any of its members captured or killed... and one man on a mission that seems impossible.
19.
Space Jam (1996) as Digital Compositor (Cinesite)
The Nerdlucks, a grouchy gang of tiny space creatures, have been dispatched by their boss, the ruthless, belligerent Swackhammer, to kidnap Bugs Bunny and his Looney Tunes cohorts and export them to Moron Mountain, Swackhammer's failing theme park on the Nerdluck's boring planet. Bugs challenges the small, weak aliens to a fateful basketball tournament: if the Looney Tunes win, they'll remain on Earth. But if the aliens win, Bugs and company are headed into the hands of Swackhammer. Then Bugs discovers the Nerdlucks' ability to instantly "absorb" new skills--an ability that lets them siphon basketball talent from the likes of NBA stars Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, and Larry Johnson, turning the Nerdlucks into the powerful, speedy, unprincipled and monstrously gifted Monstars! Bugs knows he needs some serious help. But where can he go? Basketball's best players are all having their skills "absorbed" by the aliens. Of course, there's a baseball player he happens to know...
20.
Adventures of Pinocchio, The (1996) as Composite Designer (Cinesite Europe)
Geppetto is a lonely puppetmaker whose wooden creatures are the only family he knows. Years ago, he and his sweetheart carved their names into an old pine tree in Hidden Valley. But Geppetto was unable to declare his love, and she married his brother instead. One day, as he is traveling through the forest, a log from that forgotten tree finds its way into his wheelbarrel, inspiring Geppetto to carve a puppet he names Pinocchio, who magically begins to walk and talk! Determined to be a rael boy, Pinocchio goes looking for fun and adventure in an unfamiliar world. A nose that grows, a giant sea monster and a wild theme park are just some of the exploits he encounters. Pursued by the evil showman Lorenzini, Pinocchio must learn to sidestep the enticing traps set for him by the cunning Felinet and her partner Volpe. Finally with the help of a wise-cracking cricket named Pepe, Pinocchio foils his foes and learns that only a miracle of the heart can turn a puppet's dream into reality.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

21.
Emperor's New Clothes, The (2001) as Plate Supervisor
History tells us that Napolean Bonaparte died in exile on the desolate island of St. Helena in 1821. Or did he? A revisionist take on history, this tale proposes an alternative truth in which a secret network of loyalists hatch an ingenious plot: the Emperor will return to Paris, in order to reclaim

Misc. Crew (feature film)

22.
World War Z (2013)
On an ordinary day, Gerry Lane and his family find their quiet drive interrupted by urban gridlock. An ex-United Nations investigator, Lane senses that this is no ordinary traffic jam. As police helicopters buzz the sky and motorcycle cops careen wildly below, the city erupts into chaos. Something i
23.
Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The (2012)
Bilbo Baggins is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome Dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the Wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of 13 Dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild, through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins, Orcs and deadly Wargs, as well as a mysterious and sinister figure known only as the Necromancer. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the Goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever - Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities - a simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.
24.
Avengers, The (2012)
S.H.I.E.L.D. leader Nick Fury assembles a team of superheroes who must find a way to work together in order to defeat a threat to global security.
25.
Avatar (2009)
A paraplegic soldier finds himself caught between his fellow humans and an alien race on the planet Pandora when he takes on an avatar, a new identity and body that will help him to blend in with the inhabitants while on a mission from Earth.
26.
Lovely Bones, The (2009)
A young girl who has been murdered watches over her family--and her killer--from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.
27.
Day the Earth Stood Still, The (2008)
Renowned scientist Dr. Helen Benson finds herself face to face with an alien called Klaatu, who travels across the universe to warn of an impending global crisis. When forces beyond Helen's control treat the extraterrestrial as a hostile and deny his request to address the world's leaders, she and h
28.
Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The (2008)
One year later, the Kings and Queens of Narnia find themselves back in that faraway wondrous realm, only to discover that more than 1,300 years have passed in Narnian time. During their absence, the Golden Age of Narnia has become extinct and Narnia has been conquered by the Telmarines and is now un
29.
Water Horse, The (2007)
When Angus, a young Scottish boy, finds an enchanted egg, he takes it home and soon finds himself face-to-face with an amazing creature: the mythical "water horse" of Scottish lore. Angus begins a journey of discovery, facing his greatest fears and risking his life to protect a secret that would giv
30.
Charlotte's Web (2006)
Fern is one of only two living beings who sees that Wilbur is a special animal, while she raises him--the runt of the litter--into a terrific and radiant pig. As Wilbur moves into a new barn, he begins a second profound friendship with the most unlikely of creatures--a spider named Charlotte--and th
31.
Kingdom of Heaven (2005) as Lead Compositor (Moving Picture Company)
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
32.
Great Raid, The (2005)
The year is 1945 and hundreds of U.S. soldiers held captive in the brutal Japanese war camps at Cabanatuan in the Philippines are under imminent threat of death. These are the only soldiers who remain alive in the Philippines of the 70,000 American and Allied forces surrendered to the Japanese Imper
33.
Catwoman (2004) as Compositor (Esc Entertainment)
Patience Philips is a woman who can't seem to stop apologizing for her own existence. She works as a graphic designer for Hedare Beauty, a mammoth cosmetics company on the verge of releasing a revolutionary anti-aging product. When Patience inadvertently happens upon a dark secret her employer is hi
34.
Garage Days (2003) as Compositor (Animal Logic Film)
A coming-of-age comedy about a young Sydney band trying to get a foothold in the competitive world of rock n' roll. After the band's first gig is a colossal failure, the lead singer takes it upon himself to go out and pursue the most successful rock manager in the country. Meanwhile the other member
35.
Snatch (2000)
When a dizzying robbery takes place in the Orthodox Jewish diamond district, a flawless 86-carat gem, the size of an infant's fist, is lifted in the snatch. Taking it to London, the diamond's thief and courier, Franky Four Fingers arrives in the city as a stopover en route to New York to deliver the huge diamond to his bigwig crime boss, Avi. But because Franky can't resist temptation and London is a town with its share of illegal trade, a small crowd of miscreants and malefactors eventually ends up chasing each other and the whereabouts of the diamond. These include: Doug the Head, a jeweler who pretends he's Jewish because it's good for business; Boris the Blade, a Russian gangster with a deserved reputation for being impossible to kill; Bullet Tooth Tony, a legendary hard guy and Brick Top, perhaps the scariest of the lot.
36.
Lost in Space (1998)
Professor John Robinson, his wife Maureen, their daughters Judy and Penny, and son Will are selected to be the first family to colonize outer space. Piloted by Major Don West, the Jupiter 2 takes off to Alpha Prime, the only other habitable planet in the galaxy. En route, their spacecraft is sabotaged by arch villain Dr. Zachary Smith, who is intent on foiling their plan. When the Jupiter 2 strays dangerously off course, the Robinson family must band together and use their unique skills to complete their mission for face certain death while they remain "lost in space."
37.
EVER AFTER: A CINDERELLA STORY (1998)
In a re-telling of one of our most beloved tales, a resourceful young woman must overcome the schemes of her evil stepmother to be with the one she loves -- the Prince of France -- who has fallen for her beauty and intelligence. With the ingenuity of Leonardo Di Vinci and the strength of love, the y
38.
Event Horizon (1997)
The year is 2047 and a rescue mission has been sent to salvage the Event Horizon, a ship missing for the last seven years. Only when the rescue team is in deep space, does Dr Weir, the ship's designer, reveal that everything they know about the ship is a lie. He explains that that Event Horizon wa

Special Thanks (feature film)

39.
And the Band Played On (1993)
Story of the AIDS outbreak, from the beginning.

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