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John Dondertman

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Cast (feature film)

Curtis's Charm (1995) as Furry Pimp
Based on the autobiographical short story by Jim Carroll, "Curtis's Charm" unfolds a day in the life of two characters: Jim, a recovered heroin addict in his early thirties and Curtis, his friend from rehab days, a little younger and still using. In a series of vignettes that move between ultra-real
Into the Fire (1987) as Jimmy

Art Director (feature film)

Pushing Tin (1999) as Art Director
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
National Lampoon's Senior Trip (1995) as Art Director
When the hapless Principal Moss catches a group of senior students vandalizing his house, he orders them to write a letter to the President of the United States suggesting ways to improve the educational system. The Commander in Chief responds by inviting the misfits to Washington. The bus departs with an aging ex-hippie at the wheel, Miss Tracy Milford, the new teacher, and the seniors, who as a group represent a unique student body. Once they''ve arrived in the nation''s capital, this pack of maniacal high school slackers unwittingly expose a plot to unseat the President.
Car 54, Where Are You? (1994) as 1st Assistant Art Director
Film adaptation of the popular 1960s television sitcom, with the bumbling officers from Brooklyn's 53rd precinct attempting to protect a federal witness from the mob.
M. Butterfly (1993) as 1st Assistant Art Director
The true story of the arrest of a French diplomat for leaking information to a Chinese opera singer he had an affair with for years, who was also a spy. The twist in the story is that the singer was actually a man who deceived the diplomat into thinking he was a woman.
Used People (1992) as Assistant Art Director
Set in 1969, the story of a recently widowed Jewish woman from Queens, New York, and her relationship with her family and the Italian man who has loved her from afar for many years.
Black Ice (1992) as Art Director
A thriller set in the mid- and Northwest United States, about an undercover CIA operative who inadvertently kills the congressman she is assigned to have an affair with. Fleeing across country in a taxi cab, she is pursued by a CIA assassin out to eliminate her in order to save the Agency from being
Naked Lunch (1991) as 1st Assistant Art Director
A part-time exterminator and full-time drug addict longs to be a writer. Filled with disillusion and dissatisfaction, he murders his wife and escapes to the fantasy world of Interzone. There, in his altered state, surrounded by half-alien, half bug creatures and other oddities, he finds he can write
FX2 - The Deadly Art of Illusion (1991) as 1st Assistant Art Director
Special effects expert Rollie Tyler comes out of retirement to help his girlfriend's ex-husband, a police officer, track down a psychopathic criminal, but after witnessing an officer's brutal murder he discovers that he's become entangled in an elaborate police double-cross.
Where the Heart Is (1990) as Art Direction 1st Assistant
A New York demolition entrepreneur leaves his children and their friends a house of their own that he is prevented from leveling.
Sing (1989) as Art Direction 1st Assistant
Set in a changing Brooklyn neighborhood, a traditional music competition at a local high school is being eliminated and the neighborhood rallies with students to keep the program, in which students write and perform in an original musical.
New Life, A (1988) as Art Direction Assistant
After 26 years of marriage, Steve and his wife Jackie decide to call it quits. The newly divorced workaholic finds himself thrust back into the dating scene but the bars and the singles scene is not what either of them expected.
Hot Paint (1988)
An aspiring actor and an unemployed salesman who inadvertently steal a multi-million dollar Renoir and must unload the painting.
Into the Fire (1987) as Art Direction

Art Department (feature film)

Apology (1986)
A web of terror surrounds Lily McGuire, a conceptual artist living in New York City's SoHo district. As artistic inspiration she solicits and tapes anonymous apologies over the telephone. A caller confesses to a series of brutal gay murders being investigated by a detective and Lily refuses to turn

Production Designer (feature film)

You Kill Me (2007)
Frank Falenczyk loves his job. He just happens to be the hit-man for his Polish mob family in Buffalo, New York. But Frank's got a drinking problem, and when he messes up a critical assignment that puts the family business in peril, his uncle sends him to San Francisco to clean up his act. Frank is
Childstar (2005)
Taylor Brandon Burns, a young US sitcom star, heads for a high-concept shoot lined up by his agents in Canada during a hiatus in his TV series. There, Rick Schiller, a perpertually struggling avant-garde filmmaker, has been hired as his driver and he quickly finds himself involved with the boy's mot
Prince Charming (2003)
A retelling of the fairytale "The Frog Prince." On the eve of his marriage to Princess Gwendolyn, Prince John finds himself in a compromising situation with a damsel in distress. As punishment, he and his squire, Rodney, are turned into frogs for all eternity, or until the prince can convince a maid
Jason X (2002) as Production Designer
The year is 2455. The Place is Old Earth. Once the shimmering blue jewel of the galaxy, Old Earth is now a contaminated planet abandoned for centuries--a brown world of violent storms, toxic landmasses and poisonous seas. Yet humans have returned to the deadly place that they once fled--not to live, but to research the ancient rusting artifacts of the bygone civilizations that caused this enourmous environmental disaster. However, one of those artifacts happens to be the legendary, hockey-mask wearing, Jason. And when an eager group of intrepid young explorers discover him, little do they realize the grizzly fate that awaits them.
Power and Beauty (2002)
The story of Judith Exner, President Kennedy's alleged mistress who was reputed to have links to mob boss Sam Giancana.
Last Call (2002)
The story of the final months of author F. Scott Fitzgerald as told by Frances Kroll, the young woman who was his secretary at the time. In 1939, Frances, an aspiring writer, finds work as a secretary to F. Scott Fitzgerald after promising to keep secret a new novel he is beginning about the movie i
Possessed (2000)
Father William Bowdern is a priest who is haunted by devastating memories of his military service as a chaplain during World War II. Asked by a fellow priest to save the life and soul of a child who becomes possessed after the death of his aunt, Father Bowdern must confront his past when he clashes
Rated X (2000)
Based on the true story of San Francisco-based adult entertainment entrepreneurs Jim and Artie Mitchell. The story follows the Mitchell brothers from their troubled childhoods to their success in the porn industry. They fix up an old theater to show their movies--The O'Farrell Theater. A series of r
Boy Meets Girl (1998) as Production Designer
A modern-day fairy tale in which a love poem casts a spell on an Italian waitress, making her fall in love with a cynical American writer whom she falsely believes to have written it.
My Date with the President's Daughter (1998)
Hallie Richmond, the President's teenage daughter, is tired of the dull routine of photo ops and public appearances on behalf of her father. She would rather be a regular girl and hang out at the mall and go to school dances. When insecure Duncan Fletcher asks her out on a date, they ditch the Secre
Last Night (1998) as Production Designer
If you knew the world was going to end, how would you spend your last night? Craig wants to go out with a bang -- having sex with as many people as he can in one night. Gas company employee Duncan wants to reassure his loyal cutomers that there will be gas servive up until the very end. Wise-guy bac
4 Million Houseguests (1997) as Production Designer
An inquisitive 11-year-old girl house-sits with her parents at the lakeside home of her grandfather while he is away. To amuse her, the grandfater has left her a series of clues that lead her to keys that unlock his inventions which reveal a magical microcosmic world.
Assistant, The (1997) as Production Designer
Monkish grocer Morris Bober reshapes his store into a kind of Jewish monastery, welcoming his new Italian-American assistant into the fold.
In His Father's Shoes (1997)
Young Clay Crosby is bereft when his father Frank succumbs to a fatal illness. When he puts on a pair of magical wing-tipped shoes that Frank bought in a mysterious shop, Clay is transferred back to 1962 and relives his father's life, experiencing firsthand such personal details as Frank's formative
Final Cut (1996)
A retired explosives expert is called back by the police to help in a case that involves a crazed bomber's murderous agenda.
Devil's Food (1996)
A TV anchorwoman sells her soul to the devil to become thin.
Swann (1996) as Production Designer
The brutal murder of a farmer's wife brings together two very different people: a sophisticated bestselling author and a reclusive country woman.
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1996) as Production Designer
Chronicling the decisive day in the lives of the Tyrones, a troubled small-town Irish-American family modeled on the author's clan which consists of a morphine-addicted mother, a miserly alcoholic husband, the sons and a maid.
When Night Is Falling (1995) as Production Designer
The story of Camille, a professor at a Protestant college who is engaged to Martin, a respected minister and fellow professor. As "career Christians," they are urged to get married so that she and Martin can become co-chaplains of the New College of Faith. When Camille meets Petra, a flamboyant circ
Dream Man (1995) as Production Designer
Kris Anderson is a beautiful Seattle cop whose unique clairvoyant abilities actually let her "see" crimes as they're committed. But her best perceptions fail to stop a dangerous affair with the handsome murder suspect she's investigating.
Dance Me Outside (1994) as Production Designer
Story set on a modern-day Native Canadian reservation; things get shaken up when a young Indian woman brings her new white husband to a dance. Her former boyfriend returns that same weekend and trouble ensues. One of the friends of the woman's brother, Silas, gets killed and everything changes forev
Man in Uniform, A (1993) as Production Designer
A bank clerk and struggling actor lands the role of a cop in a reality-based TV series and becomes dangerously drawn into his new character.
One Man Out (1989) as Production Designer
A mercenary soldier working for a dictator in Central America becomes romantically involved with a journalist the dictator wants him to kill.
Murder One (1988) as Production Designer
Based on a true story, three prison escapees steal a car and murder six members of a rural farm family.

Production Designer (TV Mini-Series)

Verdict in Blood (2002) as Production Designer

Production Designer (TV Mini-Series)

Gathering, The (2007)
In searching for his wife after she mysteriously disappears, a doctor learns she was was actually a powerful witch and that she's been called back against her will to assist a coven in executing an evil plan of world domination.
Path to 9/11, The (2006)
For six years John O'Neill was the FBI's expert on Al Qaeda. O'Neill made repeated warnings of Al Qaeda's potential threat to the United States, but his warnings fell on deaf ears at the FBI headquarters. O'Neill left the FBI in the Summer of 2001 to take a head of security job at the World Trade

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