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Director (feature film)

1.
King Kong (2005) as 2nd Unit Director
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.
2.
Gate II (1992) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
Sequel to "The Gate" taking place several years later as 15-year-old Terry returns to the site of the gate to summon the "Old Ones" in order to help his alcoholic father.

Cast (feature film)

3.
Redline (1997)
Left for dead after being shot by his ruthless Russian partner, an American smuggler with revenge on his mind is resuscitated by the government to infiltrate the Moscow underworld.
4.
I, Madman (1989) as Malcolm Brand
A woman is stalked by storybook villains from the books in an antique bookshop where she's recently begun to work.

Animation (feature film)

5.
Amazing Spider-Man, The (2012)
Peter Parker is an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy, and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents'' disappearance - leading him directly to OsCorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors, his father''s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors'' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
8.
Gate II (1992) as Dimensional Animator
Sequel to "The Gate" taking place several years later as 15-year-old Terry returns to the site of the gate to summon the "Old Ones" in order to help his alcoholic father.
9.
Ghostbusters (1984)
Fired from their university research jobs, Drs. Venkman, Stantz, and Spengler promptly set up shop as parapsychologists specializing in psychic phenomena and soon they're ridding Manhattan of bizarre apparitions. But the talents of these spirit exterminators--Ghostbusters--are severely tested when b
10.
Thing, The (1982)
The stage is set for havoc and terror when a twelve-man research team finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has been buried for over 100,000 years.

Visual Effects (feature film)

11.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) as Anim des & supv by, Weta Digital
The Fellowship of the Ring fights its last desperate battle to save Middle Earth from the forces of evil.
12.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) as Anim des & supv, Weta Digital
As Frodo and Sam infiltrate Mordor, their allies try to protect Rohan from the evil Sauron.
13.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) as Anim des & supv, Weta Digital
The wizard Gandalf enlists a hobbit and a team of adventurers to protect the One Ring from the evil Sauron.
14.
Redline (1997)
Left for dead after being shot by his ruthless Russian partner, an American smuggler with revenge on his mind is resuscitated by the government to infiltrate the Moscow underworld.
15.
Gate II (1992) as Special Visual Effects Designer And Creator
Sequel to "The Gate" taking place several years later as 15-year-old Terry returns to the site of the gate to summon the "Old Ones" in order to help his alcoholic father.
16.
Highway to Hell (1992)
Inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, a teenager journeys through purgatory and into hell to rescue his kidnapped girlfriend.
17.
I, Madman (1989) as Special Visual Effects
A woman is stalked by storybook villains from the books in an antique bookshop where she's recently begun to work.
18.
Gate, The (1987)
While his parents are away, a teenager and his friends discover that the "gate" to hell is located in his backyard.
19.
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
After having their home devastated by malevolent spirits, the Freeling family was unable to convince the insurance company of what happened to the property, so unable to afford a new place of their own, Steve, Diane, and their two children move in with Diane''s mother. But they soon learn that this house was also built over haunted ground. One hundred years earlier, a deranged cult leader killed his followers in the area and now his spirit has returned, intent on kidnapping their youngest child, Carol Anne. Once again, the Freelings call upon psychic medium Tangina Barrons to help them, and also enlist a Native American spiritualist named Taylor.
20.
Fright Night (1985)
Meet Jerry Dandridge. He's sweet, sexy, and he likes to sleep in late. You might think he's the perfect neighbor. But before inviting Jerry in for a nightcap, there's just one thing you should know. Jerry prefers his drinks warm, red and straight from the jugular. Only 17-year-old Charley Brewster k
21.
Fright Night (1985)
Meet Jerry Dandridge. He's sweet, sexy, and he likes to sleep in late. You might think he's the perfect neighbor. But before inviting Jerry in for a nightcap, there's just one thing you should know. Jerry prefers his drinks warm, red and straight from the jugular. Only 17-year-old Charley Brewster k
22.
Caveman (1981)
A prehistoric man named Atouk is an outcast from his tribe. When he meets Lar, also on the outs from his people, they form a tribe of their own made up of other misfits. Atouk''s life is complicated by his love for Lana, the beautiful mate of the man who expelled him from his tribe.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

23.
Skeeter (1994)
After a Deputy in a small Texas town discovers a toxic waste disposal area that is responsible for the deaths of livestock and the poisoning of the water table, he comes face to face with the greedy Sheriff who wants to keep the discovery quiet for his own financial interests. Things get a little ou
24.
Skeeter (1994)
After a Deputy in a small Texas town discovers a toxic waste disposal area that is responsible for the deaths of livestock and the poisoning of the water table, he comes face to face with the greedy Sheriff who wants to keep the discovery quiet for his own financial interests. Things get a little ou
25.
Gate II (1992)
Sequel to "The Gate" taking place several years later as 15-year-old Terry returns to the site of the gate to summon the "Old Ones" in order to help his alcoholic father.
26.
2010 (1984)
In this sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, a U.S.-Soviet crew investigates a mysterious monolith orbiting Jupiter.

Visual Effects (TV Mini-Series)

27.
From the Earth to the Moon (1998)
Series based on America's Apollo space program from 1961 to 1972. Episodes include: the birth of the space program; the probe into the fatal launch-pad blaze of Apollo 1, January 27, 1967; the countdown to launch Apollo 7, October 1968; the first moon orbit by Apollo 8, December 1968; Apollos 9 and

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