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Director (feature film)

1.
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
Randall "Memphis" Raines long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after an ominous visit from an old friend, he finds he has no choice but to return to what he does best--stealing cars--in order to save his brother's life. It all comes down to one night, 50 cars and a mafia contract. A true automobile afficionado, Memphis has a burning passion for cars. He knows and loves every nut and bolt, every gleaming piece of chrome. Memphis is a car thief of legendary proportions. No fancy lock or alarm can stop him; your car will be there and gone in 60 seconds. Though he's always eluded the law while boosting every make and model imaginable, will his rusty skills be enough to rescue his brother from a particularly dangerous high stakes caper?
2.
Pushing Tin (1999) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
Nick Falzone is a control freak. An air traffic control freak. He 'pushes tin' at New York's Terminal Radar Approach Control center. Part catacomb, part frat house, TRACON is the chaotic air traffic facility on Long Island that handles up to 7,000 flights a day into and out of the finite airspace ab
3.
Negotiator, The (1998) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit) (Chicago)
"The Negotiator" (1998), starring Samuel L. Jackson as Danny Roman, and Kevin Spacey as Chris Sabian, is an action-packed thriller. Roman, a highly respected police officer, is desperate to prove that he's innocent of the murder of his longtime partner, and finds himself holding a group of innocent people hostage. The savior of the day, Sabian, is the police department negotiator and hostage specialist, who intervenes and goes on a rescue mission. One man's fury puts another's life in jeopardy in this blockbuster hit.
4.
Strange Days (1995) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
Lenny Nero sells dreams and hustles nightmares, dealing in real-life experiences through a new technology that makes every sensation immediate. But on the eve of the new millennium, Lenny and his street-savvy friend and conscience, Mace, are suddenly caught in a deadly fantasy of conspiracy, murder
5.
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit) (-South Carolina & Texas)
Summoned from an ashram in Tibet, where he's retreated to seek spiritual guidance--after failing to save the life of a stranded raccoon--antic animal sleuth Ace Ventura finds himself thrust into the most challenging case of his career. At the request of Vincent Cadby, the English Consul General of the Bonai Province, Ace embarks on a perilous journey into the jungles of Africa with his constant companion, Spike the monkey, joined by the consul's portly emissary, the unflappable Fulton Greenwall. Ace's mission: to find Shikaka, the missing sacred animal of the friendly Wachati tribe, before the wedding of the Chief's daughter to the first son of the warrior Wachootoo tribe. If Ace fails, the result will be tribal war. Relying on his wits and uncanny powers of detection--as well as on the aid of some newfound friends--the ingenious Ace outmaneuvers a host of dangerous adversaries as he races against time to recover Shikaka, with the fate of the Bonai Province hanging in the balance.
6.
Natural Born Killers (1994) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
A pair of psychotic serial killers become media darlings in Oliver Stone's unique and controversial crime satire "Natural Born Killers: The Director's Cut" (1994). Young lovers Mickey and Mallory launch a gore-soaked killing spree strictly for kicks, and the media eat it up. With strange cameos, gallows humor and violence unlike anything else that ever hit the screen. From an insane screenplay by Quentin Tarantino and starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis and Tom Sizemore.
7.
Cliffhanger (1993) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
Gabe Walker is the leader of a mountain rescue team who loses his nerve after witnessing an amateur climber fall to her death. When a group of ingenious fugitives survive a plane crash, and take his ex-girlfriend and his former climbing partner hostage, Walker must overcome his fears and climb the mountain to take on the well-armed gang.
8.
Dances With Wolves (1990) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
A soldier stationed in North Dakota leaves his post to join a nearby Sioux tribe.

Cinematography (feature film)

9.
Tao of Surfing (2014)
A surfer gains Taoist wisdom when he reunites with his childhood friend who is dying of AIDS.
10.
Two Guns (2013)
A Naval officer and a DEA agent unwittingly investigate each other for stealing millions of dollars.
11.
Paul (2011)
Two sci-fi geeks make a pilgrimage to America's UFO heartland where they meet an alien named Paul who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever.
12.
Beyond the Blackboard (2011)
Based on the true story of Stacey Bess, a teacher who gets her first job teaching grades one through six in a rundown homeless shelter.
13.
Love Ranch (2010)
As proprietors of Nevada's first legalized brothel, Grace and Charlie Bontempo aren't your typical married couple. But when Grace falls for a heavyweight boxer contracted to Charlie, passions erupt, leading to murderous consequences.
14.
Love Ranch (2010)
As proprietors of Nevada's first legalized brothel, Grace and Charlie Bontempo aren't your typical married couple. But when Grace falls for a heavyweight boxer contracted to Charlie, passions erupt, leading to murderous consequences.
15.
Gamer (2009)
Set in the near future is the ultimate multiplayer game "Slayers," where human controllers direct each thought and move of real-life prison inmates battling in hyper-intense environments. The goal for them is freedom and the penalty is death.
16.
Brothers (2009)
Thirty-something Captain Sam Cahill and his younger brother Tommy Cahill are polar opposites. A Marine about to embark on his fourth tour of duty, Sam is a steadfast family man married to his high school sweetheart, the aptly named Grace, with whom he has two young daughters. Tommy, his charismatic younger brother, is a drifter just out of jail who's always gotten by on wit and charm. He slides easily into his role as family provocateur on his first night out of prison at Sam's farewell dinner with their parents, Elsie and Hank Cahill, a retired Marine. Shipped out to Afghanistan, Sam is presumed dead when his Black Hawk helicopter is shot down in the mountains. At home in suburbia, the Cahill family suddenly faces a shocking void, and Tommy tries to fill in for his brother by assuming responsibility for himself, Grace, and the children.
17.
Athlete, The (2009)
Chronicles Abebe Bikila's life and career, from his triumph at the 1960 Rome Olympics where he became the first African to win a gold medal, to the severe car accident that left him a paraplegic but still able to compete in archery at the Paralympics, and later in a cross-country ski race in Norway.
18.
Eye, The (2008)
Sydney Wells is an accomplished, independent, Los Angeles-based concert violinist. She is also blind, and has been so since a childhood tragedy. As our story opens, Sydney undergoes a double corneal transplant, a surgery she has waited her whole life to have, and her sight is restored. After the sur
19.
Step Up 2 The Streets (2008)
When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the school's hottest dancer Chase to form a crew of classmate outcasts to compete in Baltimore's underground dance battle The Streets, she ultimately finds a way to live her dream while building a bridge between her two separate worlds.
20.
Appaloosa (2008)
In the Old West territory of New Mexico circa 1882, city marshal Virgil Cole and his deputy and partner Everett Hitch have made their reputation as peacekeepers in the lawless towns springing up in the untamed land. In the small mining community of Appaloosa, a ruthless, powerful rancher named Randall Bragg has allowed his band of outlaws to run roughshod over the town. After the cold-blooded murder of Appaloosa's city marshal, Cole and Hitch are hired to bring the murderer to justice. While establishing new authority with equal parts grit and guns, Cole and Hitch meet provocative newcomer Allison French, whose unconventional ways threaten to undermine their progress and to destroy the two lawmen's decade-old partnership.
21.
Besucherin, Die (2008)
A woman begins a second, parallel life when she looks after an apartment for her sister.
22.
Trade (2007)
When 13-year-old Adriana is kidnapped by sex traffickers in Mexico City, her 17-year-old brother, Jorge, sets off on a desperate mission to save her. Trapped by an underground network of international thugs who earn millions exploiting their human cargo, Adriana's only friend throughout her ordeal i
23.
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
A rancher struggles to support his ranch and family during a long drought. Desperately needing money to build a well, he takes an assignment to transport a notorious felon, in the hands of authorities, to Yuma for imprisonment. But, once the two meet, the criminal tries to tempt him with--in exchange for allowing him to escape--an offer of much more money than the rancher ever expected, the result of a hidden loot.
24.
First Snow (2007)
After a fortune teller makes a frightening prediction, Jimmy Munson tries desperately to change the present in order to alter the future.
25.
Beerfest (2006)
Two brothers go to Oktoberfest in Germany and stumble upon a super-secret centuries-old competition with beer games. After the brothers are dealt a humiliating defeat, they return to the U.S. and assemble a group of all-star beer drinkers.
26.
Astronaut Farmer, The (2006)
From the time he was a child, Charles Farmer had only one goal: to be an astronaut. Earning his degree in aerospace engineering and joining the Air Force as a pilot, Farmer was a natural for NASA's astronaut training program and was well on his way when a family situation forced him to drop out. Bu
27.
xXx: State of the Union (2005) as Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
The winds of political change are rumbling through the halls of the Capitol, as a popular President is being targeted for assassination by a radical splinter group of dissenters deep within the United States government. Only two people stand between anarchy and freedom: one of them, Augustus Gibbons
28.
Around the Bend (2004) as "B" Camera Operator
Jason Lair is a simple man with a simple wish: a normal life. This isn't an easy goal for the mild-mannered bank employee: Jason is newly separated from his wife, who has left him to care for their six-year-old son Zach while she paints in Nepal, and his ailing grandfather Henry, a former archaeolog
29.
Rx (2004)
A young man gets more than he bargains for when he heads to Mexico to buy prescription drugs.
30.
Suspect Zero (2004) as Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
When Dallas FBI Agent Thomas Mackelway violates serial killer Raymond Starkey's civil rights during an unorthodox arrest, Starkey goes free and Mackelway is demoted to a remote branch of the agency in Albuquerque. His first day on the job, Mackelway investigates the murder of a traveling salesman Harold Speck, which turns out to be the first of three seemingly random killings. Or perhaps they are not random at all; the last to die is Mackelway's nemesis, Raymond Starkey. The assignment consumes him. His past mistakes haunt him. His head throbs constantly as he tries to find the link between the victims that will lead him to their killer. The case becomes increasingly gruesome and patently personal. This does not go unnoticed by his unflappable partner Fran Kulok, who knows of Mackelway's past and the demons that afflict him. Like Mackelway, she becomes drawn into the labyrinth of chilling clues, all of which point to the enigmatic Benjamin O'Ryan. O'Ryan clearly has a connection to the murders, a connection he flaunts; quite possibly, he may also harbor a sinister link to Mackelway.
31.
Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) as Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
Leader. Thief. Warrior. Father. Armed with a potent combination of charisma, street smarts and martial arts expertise, Tony Fait navigates the menace of the urban landscape with passionate precision, taking care of business and his fiercely loyal crew of professionals with a dedication surpassed only by his love for his young daughter Vanessa. After pulling off a complex heist involving a cache of black diamonds, Fait quickly comes fist-to-fist with Su, a Taiwanese government agent who has pursued the extraordinary stones halfway across the world. As lethal as he is relentless, Su isn't just hunting down diamonds--he's hunting the ruthless Ling, his former partner, who kidnaps Fait's daughter in a ploy to exchange her for the stolen jewels. But when word hits the street that Fait stashed the stones with his fence Archie, the diamonds promptly wind up in the hands of a powerful crime lord. His back to the wall, Fait mobilizes his crew, suspends his strict no-guns policy and prepares to unleash every force at his disposal to save his daughter. But only Su knows Ling well enough to anticipate his every move--and after he dispenses with Ling's operatives, Su could be his best hope for bringing Vanessa home alive. Adversaries by code but allied by circumstance, the master thief and the enigmatic agent join forces to wage war on their common enemy: Su to exact revenge against the man who once tried to take his life, and Fait to rescue Vanessa, the one person that he cannot live without.
32.
Monkeybone (2001) as 2nd Unit Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
A comic book writer falls into a coma after a car accident and wakes up in the make-believe world he created.
33.
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) as 2nd Unit Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
Randall "Memphis" Raines long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after an ominous visit from an old friend, he finds he has no choice but to return to what he does best--stealing cars--in order to save his brother's life. It all comes down to one night, 50 cars and a mafia contract. A true automobile afficionado, Memphis has a burning passion for cars. He knows and loves every nut and bolt, every gleaming piece of chrome. Memphis is a car thief of legendary proportions. No fancy lock or alarm can stop him; your car will be there and gone in 60 seconds. Though he's always eluded the law while boosting every make and model imaginable, will his rusty skills be enough to rescue his brother from a particularly dangerous high stakes caper?
34.
Pushing Tin (1999) as 2nd Unit Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
Nick Falzone is a control freak. An air traffic control freak. He 'pushes tin' at New York's Terminal Radar Approach Control center. Part catacomb, part frat house, TRACON is the chaotic air traffic facility on Long Island that handles up to 7,000 flights a day into and out of the finite airspace ab
35.
Horse Whisperer, The (1998)
A girl and her horse are hit by a truck and seriously injured. In order to help her recuperate, her mother takes her to the ranch of a horse whsiperer, where his mystical powers help heal the horse and girl, while the mother falls for the horse whisperer
36.
Can't You Hear the Wind Howl? (1997) as Cinematographer
A documentary using old footage, recordings, new interviews and black-and-white reenactments of legendary bluesman Robert Johnson's life and career.
37.
Home Alone 3 (1997) as 2nd Unit Director/Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
A top-secret computer chip has been stolen from the U.S. Defense Department. The international criminals who expertly and ruthlessly engineered its heist are asking for untold millions of dollars on the Black Market. But the precious booty, hidden inside a toy car, has been temporarily misplaced. Its final destination: a comfortable Chicago suburb. Quietly taking up residence in the tree-lined neighborhood, the four highly trained spies marshal all their diabolical resources and skills to retrieve the device. Their state-of-the-art surveillance and ruthless strategy have foiled Interpol, the FBI, U.S. Defense Agents and the local police. Only one person can stop this high-tech gang of black marketers. Meet eight-year-old Alex Pruitt. When this pesky team of bad guys invade his neighborhood, he's the last and only line of defense. Alex has his own special surveillance tools. He has his own carefully mapped out strategy. He has courage. He has the chicken pox. And he's "home alone"...
38.
Eve's Bayou (1997) as Director Of Photography (2nd Unit) (Louisiana)
Eve is the youngest daughter of one of Louisiana's most sophisticated and prosperous families. Her father Louis, is the town's highly respected doctor, a man known for his ability to "fix" things--everything except his own family problems and philandering lifestlye. Her mother Roz is a stunning sout
39.
Kundun (1997) as 2nd Unit Director Of Photography (2nd Unit) (Idaho)
The Dalai Lama fights Chinese oppression while trying to lead his flock.
40.
Selena (1997) as 2nd Unit Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
By the age of 23, Selena Quintanilla Perez had seen almost all of her dreams come true. She and her family had risen together to a level of success they had hardly imagined, and their upward climb showed no signs of stopping. Selena, with her blend of natural talent, boundless energy and magnetic charm, was poised to become popular music's next big superstar, until her life was cut short at the hands of a friend she had thought loyal.
41.
Big Green, The (1995) as "C" Camera Operator
In the heart of tiny Elma, Texas--a one-horse town, minus the horse--lies The Big Green. Once the site of local athletic triumphs, the field, like the town itself, has gone to seed. And with nothing to do and nowhere to do it, the handful of kids in Elma's two-room schoolhouse have just about given
42.
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) as 2nd Unit Director Of Photography (2nd Unit) (-South Carolina & Texas)
Summoned from an ashram in Tibet, where he's retreated to seek spiritual guidance--after failing to save the life of a stranded raccoon--antic animal sleuth Ace Ventura finds himself thrust into the most challenging case of his career. At the request of Vincent Cadby, the English Consul General of the Bonai Province, Ace embarks on a perilous journey into the jungles of Africa with his constant companion, Spike the monkey, joined by the consul's portly emissary, the unflappable Fulton Greenwall. Ace's mission: to find Shikaka, the missing sacred animal of the friendly Wachati tribe, before the wedding of the Chief's daughter to the first son of the warrior Wachootoo tribe. If Ace fails, the result will be tribal war. Relying on his wits and uncanny powers of detection--as well as on the aid of some newfound friends--the ingenious Ace outmaneuvers a host of dangerous adversaries as he races against time to recover Shikaka, with the fate of the Bonai Province hanging in the balance.
43.
Strange Days (1995) as 2nd Unit Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
Lenny Nero sells dreams and hustles nightmares, dealing in real-life experiences through a new technology that makes every sensation immediate. But on the eve of the new millennium, Lenny and his street-savvy friend and conscience, Mace, are suddenly caught in a deadly fantasy of conspiracy, murder
44.
Blankman (1994) as Camera Operator (Chicago)
A comic-book fable set in Metro City, Chicago about the two Walker brothers--the youngest, Darryl, is a self-appointed, neighborhood crime fighter much to the dismay of his protective elder brother, Kevin, who has lost faith in everything--particularly in the notion that his brother is a superhero.
45.
Cliffhanger (1993) as Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
Gabe Walker is the leader of a mountain rescue team who loses his nerve after witnessing an amateur climber fall to her death. When a group of ingenious fugitives survive a plane crash, and take his ex-girlfriend and his former climbing partner hostage, Walker must overcome his fears and climb the mountain to take on the well-armed gang.
46.
Heaven and Earth (1993) as Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
A Vietnamese women struggles with conflict throughout thew war, only to fall in love with a US officer.
47.
JFK (1991) as Camera Operator
A New Orleans district attorney fights to uncover the truth behind President Kennedy's assassination.
48.
Doors, The (1991) as Camera Operator
A look at the enduring 60s rock group The Doors, fronted by Jim Morrison.
49.
Gunsmoke: The Last Apache (1990)
A television movie sequel based on the long-running CBS series, "Gunsmoke." Matt Dillon attempts to rescue his daughter, whom he has never seen, from her Apache captors.
50.
Dances With Wolves (1990) as Director Of Photography 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
A soldier stationed in North Dakota leaves his post to join a nearby Sioux tribe.
51.
Trapped (1989)
A woman is terrorized by a psychopath while she is trapped in an office building overnight. While hiding from the crazed intruder, she joins forces with an industrial spy who is also hiding in the building. For purposes of mutual protection, the two attempt to remain one step ahead of the determined killer.
52.
Born On The Fourth Of July (1989) as B-Camera Operator
Ron Kovic fights to re-build his life after losing the use of his legs in Vietnam.
53.
In Country (1989) as Camera Operator 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
A young girl living in a small southern town is visited by her uncle, who triggers the memory of her father, who was killed in Vietnam.
54.
Young Guns (1988) as Camera Operator
Western adventure, based on a true story, about six young men hired to guard an Englishman's ranch against a mob in 1870s New Mexico.
55.
Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story (1987)
A young black engineer is given a life sentence in prison for a crime he did not commit. Lenell Geter's life is running smoothly, but suddenly things fall apart when he and his roommate, a fellow engineer, are arrested and charged with armed robbery. Even though he steadfastly believes that the just
56.
Talk Radio (1987) as B-Camera Operator
The film centers around the volatile life and career of an abrasive late-night radio talk show host.
57.
Robocop (1987) as Camera Operator 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
In crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop is rebuilt as a powerful machine, code named Robocop.
58.
True Stories (1986) as Camera Operator 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
59.
Deadly Blessing (1981) as Camera Operator
Martha lives near the headquarters of a religious cult led by a man named Isaiah. Martha's husband had been a member of the cult, and was murdered after he left it. When Martha's friends Vicky and Lana come to live in the area, they begin to have bad dreams and accidents, and before long all three of the women fear for their lives.

Producer (feature film)

60.
Can't You Hear the Wind Howl? (1997) as Co-Producer
A documentary using old footage, recordings, new interviews and black-and-white reenactments of legendary bluesman Robert Johnson's life and career.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

61.
Casino (1995) as 2nd Unit Photography (2nd Unit)
Sam "Ace" Rothstein, the consummate bookie who can change the odds merely by placing a bet, has risen through the ranks of the Midwestern mob to be picked by the bosses to front their entree into Vegas. Ace lives and breathes the odds. He eventually doubles the mob's take and changes the rules of how the casinos are run. But he can't control the odds when it comes to Ginger McKenna, the chip-hustling vamp who charms Ace and becomes his wife. His infatuation with Ginger turns to obsession as she rises with him to the upper crust of society, then turns to the bottle and pills for consolation in her gilded cage. The third member of this triangle of greed and obsession is Nicky Santoro, Ace's best friend and fellow graduate of the city streets. Together, they run the perfect operation, with Ace in charge and Nicky providing the muscle. But as Nicky expands his interests and each man gains power, their lives become entangled in a story of hot tempers, obstinacy, money, love and deception.
62.
Places In The Heart (1984)
A farmer's widow fights to keep her land during the Depression.

Film Production - Unit (feature film)

63.
Beerfest (2006)
Two brothers go to Oktoberfest in Germany and stumble upon a super-secret centuries-old competition with beer games. After the brothers are dealt a humiliating defeat, they return to the U.S. and assemble a group of all-star beer drinkers.
64.
X-Men (2000)
In an environmentally unstable future, a small group of mutants known as the X-Men promote peace in an America that has turned against them, while fighting the powerful mutant Magneto, who has plans to turn all of mankind into mutants.
65.
Three Kings (1999) as Second Unit Director Of Photography
Three Marines try to help rebellious Iraqis as the U.S. is withdrawing from Gulf War I.

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