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Assistant Direction (feature film)

1.
Your Highness (2011)
Throughout history, tales of chivalry have burnished the legends of brave, handsome knights who rescue fair damsels, slay dragons and conquer evil. But behind many a hero is a good-for-nothing younger brother trying just to stay out of the way of those dragons, evil and trouble in general. Thadeous has spent his life watching his perfect older brother Fabious embark upon valiant journeys and win the hearts of his people. Tired of being passed over for adventure, adoration and the throne, he's settled for a life of wizard's weed, hard booze and easy maidens. But when Fabious' bride-to-be, Belladonna, gets kidnapped by the evil wizard Leezar, the king gives his deadbeat son an ultimatum: Man up and help rescue her or get cut off. Half-assedly embarking upon his first quest, Thadeous joins Fabious to trek across the perilous outlands and free the princess. Joined by Isabel--an elusive warrior with a dangerous agenda of her own--the brothers must vanquish horrific creatures and traitorous knights before they can reach Belladonna. If Thadeous can find his inner hero, he can help his brother prevent the destruction of his land.
2.
Dorian Gray (2009)
A retelling of the classic tale of corruption of the soul.
3.
Mamma Mia! (2008)
Donna, an independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, is about to let go of Sophie, the spirited daughter she's raised alone. For Sophie's wedding, Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends--practical and no-nonsense Rosie and wealthy, multi-divorcee Tonya--from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos. But Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own. On a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle, she brings back three men from Donna's past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier. Over 24 chaotic, magical hours, new love will bloom and old romances will be rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities.
4.
Easy Virtue (2008)
The twenties have roared. The thirties have yet to swing. John Whittaker, a young Englishman, falls madly in love with Larita, a sexy and glamorous American woman, and they marry impetuously. However, when the couple returns to the family home, his mother Mrs. Whittaker has an instant allergic reaction to her new daughter in law. Larita tries her best to fit in, but fails to tiptoe through the minefield laid by her mother in law. Larita quickly realizes Mrs. Whittaker's game and sees that she must fight back if she's not going to lose John. A battle of wits ensues and sparks soon fly. Mrs. Whittaker manipulates every situation to undermine her, while Larita remains frustratingly calm and engineers sassy counter attacks. Before long, Mrs. Whittaker's manipulation starts to work on John and Larita feels their love is in danger of slipping away. In a grand finale, where the secrets from Larita's past are revealed, she finally makes a break for freedom from the suffocating house.
5.
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Charlie Wilson was a bachelor congressman from Texas who had a habit of showing up in hot tubs with strippers and cocaine. His "Good Time Charlie" exterior, however, masked an extraordinary mind, a deep sense of patriotism and a passion for the underdog, and in the early 1980s the underdog was Afgha
6.
Eragon (2006)
A boy named Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest. At first, he thinks it's a lucky discovery, something that will bring meat to his poor family for the winter. Instead, it brings a dragon hatchling, and Eragon is soon thrust into a world of magic and power through which he and the dragon
7.
Match Point (2005)
A one-time tennis pro, Chris Wilton was used to falling just short in his life. But when he befriends Tom Hewett and marries his sister, Chloe, the doors are opened to the kind of money and success that Chris had once only dreamed of having. Chris should have settled for happiness, but he is torn by his attraction to Tom's impossibly beautiful and alluring fiancée, Nola. The attraction turns to an obsession that forces Chris to make a critical choice. Now everything in his life hinges on whether or not Chris falls short again--and if his luck runs out.
8.
Sahara (2005) as 1st Assistant Director
When master explorer Dirk Pitt finds a fabled coin linked to a historical legend, he takes on the adventure of his life as he embarks on a treasure hunt through some of the most dangerous regions of West Africa. As they search for what locals call the "Ship of Death"--a long-lost Civil War battleship that protects a secret cargo--Dirk and his wisecracking sidekick, Al Giordino, meet Dr. Eva Rojas, a beautiful and brilliant doctor who believes that the hidden treasure may be connected to a larger problem that threatens the world around them. Hunting for a ship that no one else thinks exists, Dirk, Al, and Eva must rely on their wits and their daring heroics to outsmart dangerous warlords, survive the threatening terrain, and get to the bottom of both mysteries.
9.
Eurotrip (2004) as Assistant Director
Have you ever pressed "Send" on an e-mail and immediately wished you could get it back? Scotty Thomas and his Berlin-based computer pen pal, Mieke, have been writing each other for years, sharing every detail of their lives. When Mieke makes a 'cyber pass' at Scotty, he completely freaks out, thinking that this guy he's known for years is coming on to him--in German no less. Too bad the one detail Scotty doesn't seem to know is that, in Germany, Mieke is a girl's name. By the time Scotty figures out that Mieke is a girl, and a hot one at that, Mieke has cut off her e-mail account and all contact with him. Thinking that this might be his one chance at true love--even though he's never actually met the girl--Scotty and his best friends, Cooper and the twins Jenny and Jamie, embark on a raucous trip across Europe headed for Berlin. Their trek takes them from London to Paris to Amsterdam and Eastern Europe, exposing them--literally--to every lascivious, larcenous and lecherous indulgence Europe has to offer, in a comedy that gives new meaning to the phrase "foreign relations."
10.
Shanghai Knights (2003) as First Assistant Director (U.K.)
When a Chinese rebel murders Chon's estranged father and escapes to England, Chon and Roy make their way to London with revenge on their minds. Chon's sister, Lin, has the same idea, and uncovers a worldwide conspiracy to murder the royal family--but almost no one will believe her. With the help of a kindly Scotland Yard Inspector and a 10-year-old street urchin, the acrobatic Chon gives Victorian Britain a kick in the pants as he attempts to avenge his father's death--and keep the romance-minded Roy away from his sister.
11.
Love Actually (2003) as First Assistant Director
Everywhere you look, love is causing chaos. From the bachelor Prime Minister of the United Kingdom who, on his first day at 10 Downing Street, falls in love with the girl who brings him his tea, to a hopeless sandwich delivery guy who doesn't think he has a chance with the girls in the U.K., so he heads for Wisconsin. From aging rock stars, to a stony headmistress, to a monolingual Portuguese housemaid--love arrives in many forms, shapes and sizes. Here, ten separate--but intertwining--stories of love all lead up to a big climax on Christmas Eve, proving that love is the driving force in all of these people's lives.
12.
Birthday Girl (2001) as 1st Assistant Director
John Buckingham was an ordinary bank employee with a small home and a life built on routine... until he took a bride through an on-line mail order service called "From Russia With Love." The morning she arrives is her birthday, but he's the one who's in for the surprise. When the new bride's two "co
13.
Man Who Cried, The (2000) as 1st Assistant Director
A young gypsy finds love while travelling from Russia to America, in search of her father.
14.
Sleepy Hollow (1999) as 1st Assistant Director
Ichabod Crane, a discredited professor is exiled to Sleepy Hollow because of his outrageous theories. Once there he learns of a local myth and uncovers a headless horseman, who has killed four people in search of a suitable replacement for his own missing head.
15.
Notting Hill (1999) as 1st Assistant Director
William Thacker is a shy London bookseller who has never had much luck with women. When Hollywood star Anna Scott wanders into his shop, he is transfixed, but doesn't expect to see her again. But coincidence brings them together again, and soon the unlikely couple are falling in love, and must deal with the problems of a relationship between a star and an ordinary guy.
16.
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) as 1st Assistant Director
Two Jedi Knights must protect a young queen from a mysterious creature who wants to destroy her.
17.
Butcher Boy (1997) as Assistant Director
With a temperamental father and a suicidal mother, a bright young Dublin boy grows increasingly demented and homicidal. Moving in and out of insane asylums, he murders a neighbor who sullies the name of his family, while experiencing visions of a saintly angel.
18.
Saint, The (1997) as 1st Assistant Director (Russia)
A master thief hired to steal cold fusion technology, falls in love with the scientist he suppossed to steal it from.
19.
Winter Guest (1997) as Assistant Director
In a Scottish beach community filled with colorful locals, Frances, a newly widowed photographer, is toying with the idea of moving to Australia with her teenage son, Alex. Her mother aggressively forces her to choose between her loyalty to the living and the memory of the dead. While they argue, Alex is awkwardly approaching his first sexual experience with a young local girl while two old ladies are introduced as professional mourners who attend every funeral in town. The stories layer upon one another and address themes of life and death, age and youth.
20.
Surviving Picasso (1996) as 1st Assistant Director
This is the story of a famous painter and of a young girl, Francoise, an aspiring painter. Their affair, which lasts 10 years, begins in 1943 during the German occupation of Paris. The painter is Picasso; he is in his 60s, and as wild and passionate as a youth. His path is littered with former mistresses and, while swearing eternal love to Francoise, he pays regular visits to the sensual, phlegmatic Marie-Therese, the brilliant Dora, also a painter, whose feelings for him have brought her to a nervous breakdown, and his Russian wife, Olga, a former dancer, whom he has driven to the point of actual madness. Francoise has to accept all these women and their offspring as part of her relationship with Picasso. Moreover, she has to accept his unpredictable moods, his outrageous sense of humor, his stinginess, his childish tyrannies, and his delight in making others submit to his whims. But when Picasso begins yet another new affair, Francoise realizes that, to save herself, she must leave him.
21.
Judge Dredd (1995) as 1st Assistant Director
Judge Dredd is a legendary futuristic lawman renowned for his iron-fisted procedures. When Dredd is framed for murder by his enigmatic arch-rival, the entire planet finds itself on a deadly collision course which only the fearless judge can alter. Engineering a dramatic escape from the shuttle carrying him to his space imprisonment, Dredd sets out on a dangerous mission to stop the perpetrator from taking control and in the process discovers a startling secret about his own origins.
22.
Sense and Sensibility (1995) as 1st Assistant Director
Jane Austen's classic tale of two sisters with different romantic notions.
23.
Business Affair, A (1994) as Assistant Director
Vanni Corso, a charming but ruthless publisher, steals the beautiful and witty wife, Kate Swallow, of his most prestigious author, the intellectual and introverted Alec Bolton. Kate, frustrated and craving independence, is slowly becoming a writer in her own right. Alec, however, utterly rejects the
24.
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) as 1st Assistant Director
A young scientist's attempts to create life lead to disaster when his monstrous creation comes after him.
25.
Much Ado About Nothing (1993) as 1st Assistant Director
Don Pedro has defeated his brother Don John in battle and returns victorious to the home of his friend Leonato. Don Pedro's man Claudio falls in love with Leonato's daughter Hero and plans to marry her, but the devious Don John hatches a scheme to keep them apart. Meanwhile, Don Pedro brings togethe
26.
The Remains Of The Day (1993) as 1st Assistant Director
A proper British butler sacrifices happiness to remain faithful to his position.
27.
Howard's End (1992) as Assistant Director
A noblewoman's surprising bequest puts three families from different social levels on a collision course.
28.
Wild West (1992) as 1st Assistant Director
Story about the life and dreams of an Asian country band, The Honky Tonk Cowboys.
29.
Peter's Friends (1992) as Assistant Director
A group of college friends who were members of the same theatrical group reunite after not having seen each other for ten years.
30.
Orlando (1992) as 1st Assistant Director
An immortal noble experiences four centuries of sexual politics.
31.
Witches, The (1990) as 1st Assistant 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
A little boy and his kindly grandmother thwart the efforts of a coven of witches to rid Britain of children by turning them into mice.
32.
Killing Dad (1989) as 1st Assistant Director
A young man decides to murder his father who abandoned him in infancy.
33.
Return to the River Kwai (1989) as Assistant Director
An escape-adventure story about World War II prisoners of war.
34.
Braddock: Missing In Action III (1988) as Assistant Director
When Colonel James Braddock is told that his assumed-dead Asian wife and 12-year-old son are still alive in Communist Vietnam, he returns to rescue them. Once there, Braddock discovers a prison camp full of Amerasian orphans controlled by the sadistic Vietnamese general whom was one of those that t
35.
Brazil (1985) as Assistant Director
A clerk in a bureaucratic future world becomes an enemy of the state when he falls in love.
36.
Eleni (1985) as Assistant Director
A journalist back in Greece investigates his mother's death in the civil war of the late 1940s.
37.
Scream For Help (1984) as Assistant Director
38.
Finders Keepers (1984) as 1st Assistant Director
39.
Supergirl (1984) as 2nd Assistant Director
Superman's young cousin Kara is also known as Supergirl. When a ring that is a Krypton power source is lost, she is sent to Earth to find it and learns that it is being used as a paperweight. Disguised as meek-mannered high-school student Linda Lee, she faces off against the evil villain Zaltar, who
40.
Superman III (1983) as 2nd Assistant Director
Superman battles a supercomputer and the evil businessman exploiting it.
41.
Return Of The Jedi (1983) as Assistant Director
The third installation to the original trilogy.
42.
Dark Crystal, The (1982) as 2nd Assistant Director
The last of the Gelfings, Jen and Kira join forces and embark on a dangerous journey to "heal" a precious Dark Crystal and restore order to their planet.
43.
Great Muppet Caper, The (1981) as 2nd Assistant Director
44.
Final Conflict, The (1981) as 1st Assistant Director
The anti-Christ Damien has grown up to be a rich and powerful man, and the American ambassador to Great Britain. When the stars align in a certain way, Damien recognizes this as a sign of the Second Coming of Christ. Believing that the Christ-child has been born in Anglia on March 24, 1982, he sends
45.
Superman II (1981) as Assistant Director
On the verge of giving up his powers for love, the man of steel is confronted with three super-criminals.

Location Manager (feature film)

46.
Success Is the Best Revenge (1984) as Location Manager

Assistant Direction (special)

47.
King Lear (1998) as 1st Assistant Director
Television adaptation of Richard Eyre's Royal National Theatre production of William Shakespeare's "King Lear." The aging monarch King Lear divides his kingdom between two ruthless daughters while banishing his youngest and most loving child.
48.
2 Monologues: In My Defence/Chip in the Sugar, A (1992) as 1st Assistant Director ("In My Defence")
Two dramatic monologues: "In My Defence" presents the true story of a young woman's attempt to kill her terminally-ill mother; "A Chip in the Sugar" is about a middle-aged, slightly balmy man, unmarried and still tied to his mother's apron strings.

Assistant Direction (TV Mini-Series)

49.
Danny, The Champion of the World (1989) as 1st Assistant Director

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