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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Producer (feature film)

1.
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
Ben Crane was once a great horseman, whose gifts as a trainer, were wasted on making other men's fortunes. Sonya was once a great horse, whose promising career on the racetrack was cut short, suddenly, by a broken leg. Considered as good as dead to her owner--who also happens to be Ben's boss--Sonya is given to Ben as his severance pay, along with his walking papers. Now, it will take the unwavering faith and determination of Ben's young daughter, Cale, to bring these two damaged souls together in a quest for a seemingly impossible goal: to win the Breeders' Cup Classic. However, the true miracle might be that, in helping this injured horse, what they are actually healing is their own family.
2.
Disney's The Kid (2000) as Co-Producer
A fast paced, unhappy LA executive's inner child physically visits him and turns his life around.
3.
Batman & Robin (1997) as Co-Producer
The caped crusader and his cohort Robin battle the villainous Mr. Freeze.
4.
Time to Kill, A (1996) as Associate Producer
Old ways die hard... and even now in the fast-changing American South, some old ways die harder than others. It's the lesson learned by Carl Lee Hailey, a Mississippi factory worker, when his ten-year-old daughter is brutally assaulted by two racist thugs on a drunken spree. It's the lesson learned by eager young lawyer Jake Brigance, called upon to defend Carl Lee in court after Hailey shoots both men in an act of passionate retribution for the shattered innocence of his little girl. And it's the lesson learned by Ellen Roark, an energetic, ambitious and razor-sharp Boston-born law student at "Ole Miss." As Jake fights to defend Carl Lee, his own life and the safety of his family and colleagues become increasingly jeopardized. And now, as a full-scale conflagration simmers just below the surface and threatens to explode in this small, Southern community, Jake and Carl Lee must find a way to transcend their fundamental differences and work together for the same cause... equal justice.
5.
My Life (1993) as Associate Producer
Wanting his unborn child to know his father in some way, a dying man makes videotapes of his life.
6.
Sneakers (1992) as Associate Producer
Story about a team of security experts who naively enter into a covert government operation after their leader is blackmailed.

Editing (feature film)

7.
Black Marble, The (1980) as 2nd Assistant Editor
Alcoholic police sergeant A.M. Valnikov is transferred from a homicide case to a burglary detail. Valnikov and his new partner Natalie are opposites, and initially do not get along. But as they overcome their differences to help solve the case, they find that they are attracted to each other.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

8.
Bobby (2006)
A re-telling of the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in 1968, and how the lives of those at the hotel that evening intersected.
9.
Home of the Brave (2006)
In Southeastern Iraq, a war-wearied National Guard unit has just received the exhilarating news that they are about to be "demobilized"--finally sent back home to the safety of Spokane. But when they head out on one final humanitarian mission in the nearby town of Al Hayy, things go terribly wrong.
10.
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005) as Assistant Director
Ben Crane was once a great horseman, whose gifts as a trainer, were wasted on making other men's fortunes. Sonya was once a great horse, whose promising career on the racetrack was cut short, suddenly, by a broken leg. Considered as good as dead to her owner--who also happens to be Ben's boss--Sonya is given to Ben as his severance pay, along with his walking papers. Now, it will take the unwavering faith and determination of Ben's young daughter, Cale, to bring these two damaged souls together in a quest for a seemingly impossible goal: to win the Breeders' Cup Classic. However, the true miracle might be that, in helping this injured horse, what they are actually healing is their own family.
11.
Hidalgo (2004) as First Assistant Director
Held yearly for centuries, the Ocean of Fire--a 3,000 mile survival race across the Arabian desert--was a challenge restricted to the finest Arabian horses ever bred, the purest and noblest lines, owned by the greatest royal families. In 1890, a wealthy sheik invited an American, Frank T. Hopkins, a
12.
Chronicles of Riddick, The (2004) as First Assistant Director
It is a dark time in the universe. Planet after planet is falling to an unholy army of Necromongers--conquering warriors who offer ravaged worlds a simple choice--convert or die. Those who refuse their rule hope in vain for someone or something that will slow the spread of Necromongers. But rebels are short-lived and saviors, it seems, are in short supply. When things get bad, weary survivors turn to myths for comfort--murmured propheciesm, vain hopes, legends of good vanquishing evil. But good isn't always the antidote to evil and legends can be wrong. Sometimes the only way to stop evil is not with good--but with another kind of evil. So an unlikely figure is summoned from exile and asked to join the fight: Riddick, who couldn't care less who's in charge of the universe, just as long as he's left along. Since leaving a god-forgotten (and creature-ridden) planet in the Tauras system five years ago, the wanted fugitive hasn't looked back. Most of the time has been spent evading capture and ghosting whatever mercenaries are on his tail. To him, it's all the same, apocalype or no--this one-man army is interested only in saving his own life. Get in his way and his gladly take yours. But something has been set in motion, and the coming confrontation propels Riddick into a series of epic, winner-take-all battles: from an idyllic, multicultural civilizaton under seige; to a subterranean prison carved beneath the surface of a hellish, volcanic planet; and finally, aboard the massive baroque Necro motherhship and the seat of power in their black empire--the Basilica. In the final battle, it is foretold that the fate of all may depend upon the destiny of on Furyan.
13.
Collateral Damage (2002) as 1st Assistant Director
In one fleeting moment, L.A. firefighter Gordy Brewer loses everything he ever cared about. Running late to meet his wife and young son at a downtown high-rise, the devoted family man arrives in time to witness a bomb explode, showering the area with debris and shattered glass. The explosion is cred
14.
Last Castle, The (2001) as 1st Assistant Director
The Castle is an unlikely last stop in the brilliant career of three-star General Irwin. Court-martialed and stripped of his rank, Irwin has been sentenced to the maximum security military prison, which is run with an iron fist by its warden, Colonel Winter. Winter can't help but respect the once-legendary general, but it isn't long before that respect turns to resentment and then open hostility as Irwin continually confronts the warden on his methods. Setting out to break Irwin by whatever means necessary, the colonel's tactics only fuel Irwin's defiance and cause the other prisoners to rally behind the general in his new mission: to seize control of the prison and remove Winter from his command. The men imprisoned in The Castle have been told that they are no longer soldiers... but they are about to prove that they can still fight a war.
15.
Disney's The Kid (2000) as 1st Assistant Director
A fast paced, unhappy LA executive's inner child physically visits him and turns his life around.
16.
Instinct (1999) as 1st Assistant Director
Within the brilliant mind of primatologist Ethan Powell lies an ominous secret--a deep-seated mystery unsolved by his estranged family and the law enforcement officials who have tracked him down and jailed him for murders that occured in the jungles of Rawanda. Highly educated and sophisticated Powell's truth was derived from years of studying mountain gorillas--to the point where he was living among them in the wild, and accepted as one of their own. Now, held captive in a brutal prison for the criminally insane, Powell who has not spoken in years, is remanded to psychiatrist Theo Caulder. Caulder's unbridled ambition drives him to risk everything and put his life on the line in order to understand the actions of this headline-gripping madman. Eventually both men embark on an extraordinary journey fueled by their insatiable hunger for truth, regardless of the cost.
17.
End of Days (1999) as 1st Assistant Director
Jericho Cane, a beaten down ex-cop, wakes up to another day, oblivious to the struggle that he soon must face. His job as a security specialist alongside his partner Chicago has become a tireless routine of seedy surveillance jobs, and since the death of his wife and child, everything in life which
18.
Batman & Robin (1997) as 1st Assistant Director
The caped crusader and his cohort Robin battle the villainous Mr. Freeze.
19.
Time to Kill, A (1996) as 1st Assistant Director
Old ways die hard... and even now in the fast-changing American South, some old ways die harder than others. It's the lesson learned by Carl Lee Hailey, a Mississippi factory worker, when his ten-year-old daughter is brutally assaulted by two racist thugs on a drunken spree. It's the lesson learned by eager young lawyer Jake Brigance, called upon to defend Carl Lee in court after Hailey shoots both men in an act of passionate retribution for the shattered innocence of his little girl. And it's the lesson learned by Ellen Roark, an energetic, ambitious and razor-sharp Boston-born law student at "Ole Miss." As Jake fights to defend Carl Lee, his own life and the safety of his family and colleagues become increasingly jeopardized. And now, as a full-scale conflagration simmers just below the surface and threatens to explode in this small, Southern community, Jake and Carl Lee must find a way to transcend their fundamental differences and work together for the same cause... equal justice.
20.
Batman Forever (1995) as Assistant Director
The caped crusader enlists a junior partner to fight Two-Face and The Riddler.
21.
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) as 1st Assistant Director
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.
22.
Santa Clause, The (1994) as 1st Assistant Director
A divorced yuppie father's strained relationship with his son begins to mend after a bizarre twist of fate transforms him into the new Santa.
23.
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994) as Assistant Director
The West calls again in the hilarious comedy sequel "City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold" (1994). New Yorker Mitch Robbins (Crystal) is back in the city and ready to put his adventures on the dusty trail behind him, but a treasure map and brotherly duties compel him to pull on some cowboy boots and go chasing through the Nevada desert. This laugh-out-loud follow-up to the 1991 smash hit "City Slickers" stars Billy Crystal, Jack Palance and Daniel Stern.
24.
Sandlot, The (1993) as 1st Assistant Director
The adventures of a group of kids in a small town who play baseball.
25.
My Life (1993) as 1st Assistant Director
Wanting his unborn child to know his father in some way, a dying man makes videotapes of his life.
26.
Memoirs Of An Invisible Man (1992) as 1st Assistant Director
A San Francisco-based securities analyst is made invisible during a scientific accident, and becomes the object of a CIA manhunt.
27.
Sneakers (1992) as 1st Assistant Director
Story about a team of security experts who naively enter into a covert government operation after their leader is blackmailed.
28.
Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) as 1st Assistant Director
Convinced that he's dying, a man agrees to jump into a volcano to save an island from an angry god.
29.
Field Of Dreams (1989) as 1st Assistant Director
Mysterious voices tell an Iowa farmer to build a baseball diamond in his backyard.
30.
Midnight Run (1988) as 1st Assistant Director
An ex-cop becomes a bounty hunter and tracks down an embezzler.
31.
Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988) as Assistant Director
32.
Vision Quest (1985) as 2nd Assistant Director
A high-school wrestling star falls in love with a strong-willed and independent older woman.
33.
Against All Odds (1984) as Assistant Director
A man is hired by a gangster to find his wife and ends up falling for her.
34.
American Dreamer (1984) as Assistant Director
Story of an American housewife who wins a trip to Paris, but once there believs she is a superhero.
35.
Bad Boys (1983) as Assistant Director
A young delinquent faces threats from his fellow inmates in a harsh juvenile prison.
36.
The Survivors (1983) as 2nd Assistant Director
Two unemployed men become targets of a hit man whose crime they witnessed.
37.
True Confessions (1981) as 2nd Assistant Director
A police detective clashes with his brother, a monsignor, during a murder investigation.
38.
Taps (1981) as 2nd Assistant Director
The young cadets at a military academy stage an uprising and seige control of the campus, when they find out their treasured school is to be closed down and sold off to developers.

Film Production - Unit (feature film)

39.
Man in the Moon, The (1991) as Unit Production Manager
Based on a true story, two sisters compete for the romantic attentions of the same man.

Assistant Direction (special)

40.
Witches of Eastwick, The (1992) as 1st Assistant Director
Based on the novel and feature film of the same title, a trio of modern-day witches pool their powers to conjure up the perfect man and find themselves face-to-face with a devilish rogue.

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