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Cinematography (feature film)

1.
Valiant (2005)
A wood pigeon named Valiant dreams of being a messenger homing pigeon for the Royal Air Force during WWII.
2.
Borrowers, The (1998) as Director Of Photography
The adventures of a family of little people who live under the floorboards of an English country house. When the humans who live in the house lose ownership, the Borrowers help foil the designs of the nasty lawyer who's trying to steal the house.
3.
Muppet Treasure Island (1996) as Director Of Photography
Yo-ho-ho! The Muppet ensemble embarks on their zaniest adventure as they encounter pirates, buried treasure and some angry warthogs in this rollicking send-up of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale. When young Jim Hawkins is given a treasure map by a mysterious sailor, he sets sail with his pals--
4.
Muppet Christmas Carol, The (1992) as Director Of Photography
The muppets take on the Dicken's classic about the miserly Scrooge learning the true meaning of Christmas after being visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.
5.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) as Director Of Photography
A live action version of the cartoon featuring four ninja turtles.

Art Director (feature film)

6.
Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (2006)
Alex Rider is a normal teenager who lives with his uncle, a boring bank manager, or so it seems until his uncle, Ian Rider, disappears under mysterious circumstances. Alex soon learns that his uncle was a spy for Britain¹s secret intelligence service MI6. Uncle Ian had actually prepared Alex for a career in espionage by encouraging his hobbies, and with Alex's skills in languages, scuba diving, mountaineering and martial arts, he has all the attributes of a perfect spy. Recruited by Mr. Blunt and Mrs. Jones, and armed with special gadgets, he embarks on his first mission. Billionaire Darrius Sayle is donating a free Stormbreaker mega-computer to every school in Britain. But is there more to his generosity than meets the eye? Going undercover, he infiltrates Sayle's compound. He meets the tycoon's sinister sidekicks, vixen publicist Nadia Vole and the disfigured mute Mr. Grin, and tests out the impressive and secretive Stormbreaker computer. While exploring a restricted area, Alex begins to figure out the mysterious Stormbreakers--he knows he's onto something big. Suddenly, Sayle and his evil henchmen capture Alex. Using his cunning and his MI6 gadgets, Alex manages to escape. He hitches a ride to London to stop Sayle from activating the Stormbreakers and releasing their secret weapon throughout Britain. But time is running out. With the help of his housekeeper Jack Starbright and his friend Sabina Pleasure, Alex takes Sayle head-on in a dangerous race against time to stop the evil plan. Within days he¹s gone from schoolboy to super spy, but will his first assignment be his last?
7.
Phantom of the Opera, The (2004) as Supervising Art Director
Based on the hit musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the tale tells the story of a disfigured musical genius who haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. When he falls fatally in love with the lovely Christine, the Phantom devotes himself to creating a n
8.
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life (2003)
Archaeologist and explorer extraordinaire, Lara Croft, journeys to a temple which has sunken underwater in search of lost treasures. During her expedition, Croft happens upon a sphere that contains the mythical Pandora's Box, only to have it stolen from her by Chen Lo, the leader of a Chinese crime syndicate. Chen Lo is in league with a bad guy named Reiss, who wants to use the priceless Box as a doomsday weapon.
9.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) as Supervising Art Director
Lara Croft was born into wealth and groomed at the most elite schools. She travels to dangerous and mysterious locales around the globe in search of rare, lost crypts and long-forgotten empires. She speaks numerous languages, is highly trained for combat and answers to no one, obeying only a desire for adventure. But now she must face her greatest challenge yet: to find two halves of an ancient artifact buried in space and time. To possess it means ultimate power for its possessor. But to get there, she must first take on a powerful and dangerous secret society.
10.
JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS (2000)
Ancient Greek story of Jason and his quest to find the Golden Fleece in order to reclaim his father's kingdom from evil King Pelias. He and his team set sail on the Argo for the island of Colchis, where an enchanting priestess named Medea guards the Fleece. On their treacherous journey, they encount
11.
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) as Supervising Art Director
A con artist infiltrates a playboy's glamorous life.
12.
Eyes Wide Shut (1999) as Art Director
Consumed by betrayal and jealousy, a wealthy Manhattan doctor becomes entangled in a a ritualistic sexual underworld when his wife admits to having lascivious sexual fantasies about another man.
13.
PARENT TRAP, THE (1998) as Art Director (London Unit)
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
14.
X-Files, The (1998) as Art Director (London Unit)
FBI Special Agents Scully and Mulder are drawn into a web of intrigue while investigating the mysterious bombing of a Dallas office building. Somehow, the crime seems linked to a colonization plan by an alien life force, a plan that implicates the US government in more than just a cover up.
15.
Jackal, The (1997) as Art Director
The FBI's Deputy Director must stop the Jackal, a ruthless professional killer, before he makes his next assassination. He teams up with a female Russian officer and an imprisoned IRA terrorist in a global race against the clock to stop the Jackal before he strikes.
16.
Some Mother's Son (1996) as Supervising Art Director (London Unit)
Could you stand by and watch your son starve himself to death for his beliefs? Or would you go against his wishes and save his life even though it meant the defeat of the cause he was willing to die for? A widowed schoolteacher and life-long pacifist, Kathleen Quigley has been careful to stay clear of the war in her native Northern Ireland, instead devoting herself to the care of her three children. She is shaken out of her comfortable existence when her son Gerard is captured along with the fugitive IRA leader Frank Higgins, after a shoot-out with the British army. Gerard's imprisonment and his subsequent participation in the IRA prisoners' protest to be treated as prisoners of war draws Kathleen into Northern Ireland's political conflict and into contact with Higgins' mother Annie, a hardworking farmer and fervent IRA supporter.
17.
Midsummer Night's Dream, A (1996) as Art Director
A fantasy about a group of artisans who put on a play for the royal court's wedding of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. While the royal drama plays out, the artisans, including Bottom, Flute, Quince and Snout, rehearse their play in the forest as supernatural faeries com
18.
Madness Of King George, The (1994) as Art Director
The life of times of King George III, who lapsed in and out of occasional comas due to a metabolic imbalance. The King's son, the Prince of Wales, took advantage of those times, trying to seize power.
19.
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) as Art Director
A young scientist's attempts to create life lead to disaster when his monstrous creation comes after him.
20.
Heaven and Earth (1993) as Assistant Art Director (Thailand)
A Vietnamese women struggles with conflict throughout thew war, only to fall in love with a US officer.
21.
City of Joy (1992) as Supervising Art Director
Set in an impoverished section of Calcutta, story of a dispirited American doctor, a British woman who runs a clinic for the poor and an Indian couple whose lives come together as they face the ravages of the city.
22.
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) as Art Direction (Models)
Superman (Christopher Reeve) receives a request to end nuclear proliferation, and the Man of Steel goes into action. He rounds up every nuclear missile in the world and then hurls the collection into the sun for a resounding explosion. But his Clark Kent persona has other problems as The Daily Planet has been bought by unscrupulous David Warfield (Sam Wanamaker) who is only interested in turning the newspaper into a sleazy tabloid. Lacy (Mariel Hemingway), Warfield's sexy daughter, however, has eyes for Kent and gets Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) to fix her up with him.
23.
Little Shop of Horrors (1986) as Art Direction (Models)
A timid shop clerk discovers a plant from outer space that lives on blood.
24.
View To A Kill, A (1985) as Art Direction
When James Bond (Agent 007) is sent to investigate a security leak at the high-tech Zorin Industries, he discovers a hotbed of murder and deception. The company's mysterious owner, Max Zorin has devised a plan to corner the world's microchip market--even if he has to kill millions to do it. But before Bond can stop Zorin, he must confront the madman's beautiful and deadly companion May Day. With help from the gorgeous Stacey, Bond launches an all-out assault on Zorin's deadly scheme, which leads to a treacherous duel against May Day on the upper spans of the Golden Gate Bridge.
25.
Top Secret! (1984) as Art Direction
An Elvis-like singer falls for a French resistance fighter during World War II.
26.
Octopussy (1983) as Art Direction
James Bond (Agent 007) must investigate the murder of a fellow agent who was clutching a priceless Faberge egg at the time of his death. The trail leads to the mysterious Octopussy, whose traveling circus features a company of gorgeous, athletic women. Bond and Octopussy share a passionate attraction, but soon 007 discovers that the elegant Kamal Khan is working with a mad Russian officer to hurl mankind into World War III. As Bond tries to stop the nightmarish scheme, his exploits include a tense chase through the streets of India, a deadly brawl on top of a speeding train, and a treacherous mid-air knife fight on an airplane wing.
27.
Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981) as Art Direction Assistant
Archeologist and university professor Indiana Jones must retrieve the mythic Lost Ark of the Covenant before it gets into the hands of Adolf Hitler who plans on useing its power to guarantee his global conquest.
28.
For Your Eyes Only (1981) as Art Direction
After a ship is sunk off the coast of Albania, the world's superpowers begin a feverish search for its valuable lost cargo: the powerful ATAC system, which will give the bearer unlimited control over Polaris nuclear submarines. As James Bond (Agent 007) joins the search, he suspects the suave Kristatos of seizing the device. The competition between nations grows more deadly by the moment, but Bond finds an ally in the beautiful Melina Havelock, who blames Kristatos for the death of her parents. Agent 007 navigates his way through passionate encounters and risky confrontations which draw him into a world of arduous challenge, including, automobile chases, underwater battles, a tour over razor-sharp coral reefs, and an assault on an imposing mountaintop fortress.
29.
Flash Gordon (1980) as Art Direction Assistant
When energy waves pull the moon out of orbit, threatening destruction of the Earth, Dr. Hans Zarkov makes a desperate rocket flight with two unwilling passengers - Flash Gordon, quarterback of the New York Jets and lovely Dale Arden. Their destination is the planet Mongo, source of the strange energ

Production Designer (feature film)

30.
Haunted (1996) as Production Designer
A skeptical professor is asked to a supposedly haunted house in England to debunk the notion. However, soon after arriving, he begins to believe that it actually is haunted.
31.
A Dry White Season (1989) as Production Designer
In South Africa, a white schoolteacher's life and values are threatened when he asks about a black boy who died in police custody.
32.
Shining, The (1980)
Frustrated writer Jack Torrance takes a job as the winter caretaker at the ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace. When he arrives there with his wife and son, they learn that the previous caretaker had gone mad. Slowly Jack becomes possessed by the evil, demonic presence in the hotel...

Cinematography (special)

33.
Luck Child, The (1988) as Director Of Photography
An edition of the irregular series, "The Storyteller." Based on an early Russian folktale, the story is about a peasant boy who unknowingly lives in constant danger of an evil king who fears he will lose his throne to the lad.
34.
Story Short, A (1988) as Director Of Photography
The third presentation of the Emmy-winning family special, "The Storyteller," is adapted from an early Celtic folk tale about a storyteller who ran out of tales and his life depended on just one more.
35.
Fearnot (1987) as Director Of Photography
The second edition of the 1987 Emmy-winning Family Special, "The Storyteller," tells the tale of Fearnot, a carefree young man whose total lack of fear drives him to seek out terrifying and dangerous creatures just to experience the emotion.
36.
Hans My Hedgehog (1987) as Director Of Photography
The first segment of an irregular series entitled "The Storyteller," about a medieval storyteller who earns his dinner by telling tales. In this first episode, based on a European folk tale, the storyteller relates a story about a man who is half-human, half-hedgehog, and under a magic spell. The p

Art Director (TV Mini-Series)

37.
Gulliver's Travels (1996)
Miniseries inspired by Jonathan Swift's novel. An English physician, shipwrecked for eight years, finally returns home and recounts an unbelievable odyssey of strange lands and fantastic creatures.

Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)

38.
Jim Henson's Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (2001) as Director Of Photography
Contemporary retelling of the classic fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk, with a revelation: the original Jack was perhaps the greatest thief of all time. He stole the golden goose and the singing harp from giant Blundermore Thunderdell then chopped down the beanstalk, sending Thunderdell to his dea

Art Director (TV Mini-Series)

39.
To Be the Best (1992)
A two-part miniseries based on Barbara Taylor Bradford's novel. The designated heir to a department store empire finds herself caught between the desire to expand her business and the obligations of her family life.

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