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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Animation (feature film)

1.
Fast and the Furious, The (2001) as Animator (Hammerhead Productions/Visual Effects)
Dominic Toretto drives the streets of LA like he owns them. As far as his crew is concerned, he does. He spends his days rebuilding high performance race cars and perfecting the art of computer controlled fuel injection. By night, Dom pockets up to $10,000 each time someone dares to race him in his own earth-bound rocket of a car. Dom lives off of the adrenaline of street car racing and his fans treat him like a rock star. Brian particularly looks up to Dominic and seeks his approval, but to the rest of the crowd, he''s white bread. After a blazing encounter with the ruthless Johnny Tran, Dom decides to take Brian under his wing. Dom''s sister Mia sees something she likes in Brian, too. Trouble is, neither of them realize he''s an undercover cop and Dominic and his rival Johnny Tran are both the leading suspects in a case involving dirty money and big-rig hijacking.

Visual Effects (feature film)

2.
Godzilla (2014)
3.
Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The (2010)
This time around - Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb - find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world. Joining forces once again with their royal friend King Caspian and the warrior mouse Reepic
4.
Gulliver's Travels (2010)
When a shipwreck lands a lowly mailroom clerk named Gulliver on the fantastical island of Lilliput, he transforms into a giant - in size and ego. Gulliver's tall tales and heroic deeds win the hearts of the tiny Lilliputians, but when he loses it all and puts his newfound friends in peril, Gulliver
5.
Eagle Eye (2008)
Jerry Shaw and Rachel Holloman are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations--using the technology of everyday life to track and contro
6.
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
7.
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
The enigmatic, intergalactic herald, The Silver Surfer, comes to Earth to prepare it for destruction. As the Silver Surfer races around the globe wreaking havoc, Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben must unravel the mystery of the Silver Surfer and confront the surprising return of their mortal enemy, Dr. Doo
8.
Night at the Museum (2006)
Larry Daley, a down-and-out dreamer whose imaginative ideas have never paid off, finds himself in desperate need of a job. Larry has always believed he was destined for big things. But he has no idea just how literally gargantuan and hairy a challenge he will face when he grudgingly accepts the supp
9.
CLICK (2006)
Michael Newman is searching for a way to balance a demanding career and time with his wife Donna and their two children. When the mysterious Morty sells him a universal remote, Michael finds that it possesses magical powers, enabling him to control his career and personal life with the click of a bu
10.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) as Visual eff supv
The Fellowship of the Ring fights its last desperate battle to save Middle Earth from the forces of evil.
11.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) as Visual eff supv
As Frodo and Sam infiltrate Mordor, their allies try to protect Rohan from the evil Sauron.
12.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) as Visual eff supv
The wizard Gandalf enlists a hobbit and a team of adventurers to protect the One Ring from the evil Sauron.
13.
102 Dalmatians (2000) as Visual Effects Supervisor
Released from prison on good behavior after swearing that she will have nothing to do with fur again, Cruella De Vil cannot keep this promise and is soon plotting another "FUR-OCIOUS" scheme to get her ultimate Dalmatian coat. Again eager to obtain her fur at any cost, the adventures begin when Crue
14.
Anna and the King (1999) as Visual Effects Supervisor
The epic tale, set in Thailand in the late 19th century, chronicles to true life adventures of Bristish governess Anna Leonowens, who is hired by the king of Siam to educate his many children. Soon after her arrival in this exotic, unfamiliar land, Anna finds herself engaged in a battle of wits--and
15.
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) as Visual Effects Supervisor (Blue Sky/Vifx)
When Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Enterprise gets word that Lt. Commander Data has run amok and taken a cultural survey team hostage, his first concern is to save Data--who will have to be destroyed if he cannot be repaired. But when Picard investigates, he finds something strange about the Ba''ku, the race the survey team was observing. The Enterprise command team also discovers that there is more to the supposed cultural survey than they had been told. Soon, Captain Picard is forced to choose between disobeying a direct order and violating the Prime Directive of the Federation.
16.
Desperate Measures (1998) as Visual Effects Supervisor (Boss Film Studios)
Set in San Francisco, a tale about a cop who bends department rules in trying to aid his terminally ill son. He chases an escaped convict whose matching bone marrow will enable his son to have an organ transplant.
17.
PARENT TRAP, THE (1998) as Visual Effects Supervisor
The tale of identical twin sisters who were separated shortly after birth by the break-up of their different continents by their two successful parents. Hallie is growing up in Napa Valley with her vineyard-owner father, Nick Parker. Annie is raised in fashionable London by her mother, Elizabeth Jam
18.
Starship Troopers (1997) as Boss Film Visual Effects Supervisor
Military enlistees fight off an invasion by alien insects.
19.
Turbulence (1997) as Digital Special Effects Department Supervisor (Boss Film Studios)
On a stormy Christmas Eve, a young female flight attendant is forced to land a 747 jumbo jet after the crew is murdered by an escaping prisoner en route to Los Angeles International Airport.
20.
Species (1995) as Visual Effects Co-Supervisor (Boss Film)
In 1974, the United States government relayed a message containing information about Earth and its inhabitants--including the DNA sequences that make up the human cell--to the rest of the galaxy. Twenty years later, a reply finally arrives, containing a unique sequence of DNA--along with the friendly instruction to combine it with our own. A top secret experiment is undertaken and within weeks one of the injected human ova grows into a seemingly normal female child, called "Sil." It soon becomes apparent, however, that she possesses dangerous alien characteristics. The decision to exterminate the "child" meets with disastrous results when the rapidly-developing Sil escapes into the desert. A specialized team is quickly assembled to locate Sil, but what they don''t realize is that their quarry has metamorphosed into what appears to be a stunningly beautiful young woman who''s loose in Los Angeles with a relentless inner drive to mate with a human being.
21.
Outbreak (1995) as Visual Effects Supervisor
A deadly virus is carried by a monkey host from the African rainforest to a small town in Northern California, where it quickly begins infecting the entire population. When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is unable to treat it, the resources of the US military, including the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), are called upon to contain it by any means necessary.
22.
Drop Zone (1994) as Visual Effects Co-Supervisor
Pete Nessip and his brother are U.S. marshalls escorting convicted computer hacker Earl Leedy to a federal prison on a commercial 747. Mid-flight, an apparent terrorist attack results in an on-board explosion, the death of Pete''s brother and Leedy''s disappearance. In the aftermath, Pete''s badge is suspended while authorities investigate the accident. Determined to track down his brother''s killers and locate Leedy, Nessip is drawn into the daredevil world of exhibition skydiving.
23.
Scout, The (1994) as Digital Effects Supervisor (Boss Films)
A down-and-out professional baseball scout has a chance to make it back to the top with his latest discovery, a raw, young pitching talent.
24.
Cliffhanger (1993) as Digital Effects Supervisor (Boss Film Studios)
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.
25.
Alien 3 (1992) as Digital Effects Supervisor (Boss Film)
A penal colony and its inhabitants, a religious brotherhood of ex-convicts, is infiltrated by an alien when a ship carrying Ripley crash lands there.
26.
Solar Crisis (1992)
A multi-national journey to the sun in 2050 is in order when a sunspot threatens the earth's weather patterns, and thus the survival of the planet.
27.
Batman Returns (1992) as Digital Effects Supervisor (Boss Film)
Batman''''s fight against The Penguin is complicated by the appearance of Catwoman.
28.
Ghost (1990) as Digital Effects Supervisor
This is one of the most romantic films ever made. Ironically, most of the genuine love communicated between Sam (Patrick Swayze) and his wife Molly (Demi Moore) has to go through wacky psychic Oda Mae (Whoopi Goldberg). That''s because Sam is a ghost and Oda Mae is the only person who can talk to him. Sam wants to warn Molly about the danger she is in from his killer Carl (Tony Goldwyn), but has to get the goods on him first. This is the film that reminds you never to take love for granted and how much fun pottery can be.
29.
2010 (1984)
In this sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, a U.S.-Soviet crew investigates a mysterious monolith orbiting Jupiter.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

30.
Last Starfighter, The (1984) as Senior Technical Manager (Digital Scene)
An alien scalawag who recruits a young video game expert into a real live-or-die battle in outer space.

Film Production - Unit (feature film)

31.
Night at the Museum (2006)
Larry Daley, a down-and-out dreamer whose imaginative ideas have never paid off, finds himself in desperate need of a job. Larry has always believed he was destined for big things. But he has no idea just how literally gargantuan and hairy a challenge he will face when he grudgingly accepts the supp

Misc. Crew (feature film)

32.
After the Sunset (2004) as Visual Effects Consultant
Max "The King of Alibis" Burdett and his beautiful accomplice Lola have come to Paradise Island in the Bahamas, fresh off their final big score in which they lifted the second of the three famous Napoleon diamonds. With their financial future set, the couple is ready to relax and enjoy their hard-earned riches. But Stan, the FBI agent who has spent years in dogged but failed pursuit of Max, refuses to believe that his nemesis is actually calling it quits. He thinks that Max and Lola are actually plotting to steal the third Napoleon diamond--one of the three largest non-flawed diamonds in the world--which is coincidentally scheduled to arrive on Paradise Island as part of a touring cruise ship exhibition. Since he has no jurisdiction in the Caribbean country, Stan teams with a local cop and sets out to catch the sly Max and Lola in the act, while at the same time a local gangster has his own plans for the diamond. When the longtime adversaries meet up in paradise, Max quickly turns the tables and befriends the frustrated detective, showing him that Paradise Island has no shortage of pleasures to offer. But in order for Stan to figure out exactly what Max and Lola are up to, he will have to navigate all the twists and double-crosses of an action-packed story of friendship, suspicion and thievery.
33.
Multiplicity (1996) as Digital Effects Advisor
Doug Kinney could use a miracle. A devoted husband, father and businessman, Doug is married to an adoring wife, and a demanding job, both of which leave him little time to enjoy either. With too much to do and not nearly enough time in which to do it in, Doug is ready to snap until he meets world-renowned geneticist Dr. Owen Leeds who offers him the chance to get control of his life by becoming the ultimate split personality and having himself cloned. If life was complicated with just one Doug, wait until he multiplies.
34.
Last Action Hero (1993)
A teenage boy''s unfulfilling life takes a strange turn when he gets sucked into an action film and teams up with its hero, Jack Slater.

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