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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Seventh Sign, The (1988) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
Abby Quinn discovers that she and her unborn child play a terrifying part in the chain of events destined to end the world. Already troubled with a difficult pregnancy, Abby grows more distraught when she and her husband rent their studio apartment to David, a mysterious drifter. Now submerged in violent metaphysical experiences, Abby realizes that David is carrying out the mystical prophecies of Judgment Day and that she has been chosen as the instrument of The Seventh Sign. But can one woman alone stand between the wrath of God and the future of mankind?

Producer (feature film)

2.
Avatar (2009)
A paraplegic soldier finds himself caught between his fellow humans and an alien race on the planet Pandora when he takes on an avatar, a new identity and body that will help him to blend in with the inhabitants while on a mission from Earth.

Visual Effects (feature film)

3.
Life of Pi (2012)
When a 17-year-old Indian boy's voyage to Canada ends in a shipwreck, he must fend for himself on a life raft with an orangutan, a hyena and a Bengal tiger.
4.
Tree of Life, The (2011)
The story follows the life journey of Jack O'Brien through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father.
5.
Tower Heist (2011)
Queens native Josh Kovaks has managed one of the most luxurious and well-secured residences in New York City for more than a decade. Under his watchful eye, nothing goes undetected. In the swankiest unit atop Josh's building, Wall Street titan Arthur Shaw is under house arrest after being caught stealing two billion from his investors. The hardest hit among those he defrauded? The tower staffers whose pensions he was entrusted to manage. With only days before Arthur gets away with the perfect crime, Josh's crew turns to petty crook Slide to plan the nearly impossible...to steal what they are sure is hidden in Arthur's guarded condo. Though amateurs, these rookie thieves know the building better than anyone. Turns out they've been casing the place for years, they just didn't know it.
6.
Twilight Saga: New Moon, The (2009)
The romance between mortal Bella and vampire Edward grows more intense as ancient secrets threaten to destroy them. But saved by her friend Jacob, she'll uncover mysteries of the supernatural world that will put her in more peril than ever before.
7.
Tropic Thunder (2008)
A group of self-absorbed actors set out to make the biggest war film ever. After ballooning costs (and the out of control egos of the pampered cast) threaten to shut down the movie, the frustrated director refuses to stop shooting, leading his cast deep into the jungles of Southeast Asia for "increa
8.
Golden Compass, The (2007)
Centers on two children who live in parallel worlds surrounded by a huge cast of shape-shifting creatures.
9.
Constantine (2005) as Visual Effects Supervisor
John Constantine has been to hell and back. Born with a gift he didn't want, the ability to clearly recognize the half-breed angels and demons that walk the earth in human skin, Constantine was driven to take his own life to escape the tormenting clarity of his vision. But he failed. Resuscitated ag
10.
X2: X-Men United (2003) as Visual Effects Supervisor
Mutants continue their struggle against a society that fears and distrusts them. Their cause becomes even more desperate following an incredible attack by an undetermined assailant possessing extraordinary abilities. The shocking attack renews the political and public outcry for both a Mutant Registration Act, and an anti-mutant movement, now led by William Stryker. A vocal, wealthy, former commander for the Army, Stryker, is rumored to have experimented on mutants. Stryker's dubious mutant "work" is somehow tied to Logan's/Wolverine's mysterious and forgotten past. As Logan/Wolverine searches for clues to his origin, Stryker puts into motion his anti-mutant program--launching a severe attack on Professor Xavier's mansion. Magneto, newly escaped from his plastic prison, proposes a partnership with Professor Xavier and the X-Men to combat their common and formidable enemy: Stryker. With the fates of Xavier, mankind, and mutantkind, in their hands, the X-Men face their most dangerous mission yet.
11.
Road to Perdition (2002) as Visual Effects Supervisor (2nd Unit)
Two fathers: Michael Sullivan, a hit man for the Irish mob in Depression-era Chicago; and Mr. John Rooney, Sullivan's boss and the man who raised him as a son. Two sons: Michael Sullivan, Jr. and Connor Rooney, each desperate to earn his father's favor. Jealousy and competition put them all on a collision course, ultimately bringing Sullivan's work into his private life and leading to the death of his beloved wife and youngest son, Peter. Now Michael Sullivan and his surviving son are set on a journey instigated by tragedy and fueled by revenge.
12.
Clockstoppers (2002)
Until now, Zak Gibbs' greatest challenge has been to find a way to buy a car. But when he discovers an odd wristwatch amidst his father's various inventions and slips it on--something very strange happens. The world around him seems to come to a stop, everything and everybody frozen in time. Zak qui
13.
Moonlight Mile (2002) as Visual Effects Supervisor (Cinesite)
Set in the fictional town of Cape Anne, Massachusetts in 1973, an unlikely love story finds Joe Nast lingering in the home of Diana Floss, his fiancee, after her untimely death. Joe wants to be the man he believes everyone wants him to be--dutifully bereaved husband-to-be, and perfect would-be son-i
14.
Mothman Prophecies, The (2002)
When John Klein, a respected Washington Post journalist, and his wife Mary find the dream house they have been hunting for, life could hardly get better. Then on their joyful ride home the dream is shattered when Mary crashes the car and is killed. While removing Mary's possessions from the hospital, John discovers a sketchpad covered with odd drawings, variations of the same eerie apparition. John is haunted by the unsettling images. One night, while driving from Washington, John loses his way and ends up on a deserted country highway in Point Pleasant, West Virginia -- four hundred miles from where he thought he was. When John decides to stay in Point Pleasant to explore the reports of unexplained phenomena in the town, he soon realizes that they may all be related - not just to each other, but also to the strange sketches Mary had been obsessively drawing just hours before her death.
15.
Thirteen Ghosts (2001)
A family inherits a mansion haunted by ghosts that are only visible with special goggles.
16.
Vanilla Sky (2001) as Visual Effects Supervisor (Cinesite/Visual Effects)
A young playboy is disfigured in a car accident. Ashamed, the man uses his money to reconstruct his face. Although the procedure appears to be successful, he begins to have nightmares that hint that all in his world is not as it seems.
17.
X-Men (2000) as Visual Effects Supervisor
In an environmentally unstable future, a small group of mutants known as the X-Men promote peace in an America that has turned against them, while fighting the powerful mutant Magneto, who has plans to turn all of mankind into mutants.
18.
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) as Visual Effects
LAPD Detectives Martin Riggs, Roger Murtaugh, and Lorna Cole battle a Chinese martial arts master who is the head of a counterfeiting ring.
19.
Contact (1997) as Senior Visual Effects Supervisor (Warner Digital)
An expert on interplanetary communication receives plans for a mysterious space vessel.
20.
Eraser (1996) as Visual Effects Supervisor (Warner Digital Studios)
It's Federal Marshal John Kruger's duty to keep witnesses hidden within the government's Witness Protection Program safe. Now he must protect Lee Cullen, who inadvertently uncovered a scheme to deliver one of the most advanced super-weapons ever developed--the rail gun--into hands that could shift the world's balance of power forever. What she doesn't know is that the conspiracy reaches the highest levels of government and industry, and the players involved will stop at nothing to keep her from exposing the truth. Kruger is matched against an unknown challenger whose cunning skill equals his own as he guards Lee against the conspirators. As Kruger himself falls under suspicion as the traitor within the program, he sets out to prove his innocence to Robert Deguerin, his mentor, and Beller, the head of the WPP. In a world where allies could be enemies, Kruger and Lee come to trust only each other as the deadly players in the conspiracy close in on them, and time continues to run out.
21.
Mars Attacks! (1996) as Visual Effects Supervisor
Martians invade earth in this spoof of the 1950-60s sci-fi genre.
22.
Braveheart (1995) as Visual Effects Supervisor
In the late 13th century, William Wallace returns to Scotland after living away from his homeland for many years. The king of Scotland has died without an heir and the king of England, a ruthless pagan known as Edward the Longshanks, has seized the throne. Wallace becomes the leader of a ramshackle yet courageous army determined to vanquish the greater English forces. At the historic battle of Stirling, Wallace leads his army to a stunning victory against the English. Knighted by the grateful Scottish nobles, Sir William Wallace extends the conflict south of the border and storms the city of York. King Edward I is astonished by the unexpected turn of events. Unable to rely on his ineffectual son Prince Edward, Longshanks sends his daughter-in-law Princess Isabelle to discuss a truce with Wallace.
23.
Baby's Day Out (1994) as Visual Effects Supervisor
Three Criminals have trouble holding onto a baby they have kidnapped.
24.
Love Affair (1994) as Visual Effects Supervisor (R/Greenberg Associates)
After meeting and falling in love, a couple plan a rendezvous six months later. When one of them is injured on the way to the meeting, the other waits without knowing what happened.
25.
Batman Returns (1992) as Visual Effects Supervisor
Batman's fight against The Penguin is complicated by the appearance of Catwoman.
26.
Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man (1991) as Visual Effects Supervisor
Story of two bikers who rob the wrong armored car in order to save their friends bar. Instead, they end up with tons of drugs and must deal with the mobsters and police chasing them.
27.
Tango & Cash (1989) as Visual Effects Supervisor
After being set up by the Mafia, two rival policeman are forced to ban together to free themselves, and clear their names.
28.
Seventh Sign, The (1988) as Visual Effects Supervisor
Abby Quinn discovers that she and her unborn child play a terrifying part in the chain of events destined to end the world. Already troubled with a difficult pregnancy, Abby grows more distraught when she and her husband rent their studio apartment to David, a mysterious drifter. Now submerged in violent metaphysical experiences, Abby realizes that David is carrying out the mystical prophecies of Judgment Day and that she has been chosen as the instrument of The Seventh Sign. But can one woman alone stand between the wrath of God and the future of mankind?
29.
Project X (1987) as Visual Effects Supervisor
An airforce pilot and animal researcher risk their lives to save chimpanzees from life-threatening experiments.
30.
D.A.R.Y.L. (1985) as Visual Effects Supervisor
A childless couple adopt a likable young boy who they soon find out is actually a robot with some incredible talents.
31.
Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, The: Across the 8th Dimension (1984) as Special Visual Effects Supervisor
Genius scientist and adventurer Buckaroo Banzai does battle with some aliens that are unleashed after a high-speed car experiment opens another dimension.
32.
WarGames (1983) as Visual Effects Supervisor
In search of the ultimate game, a young man accidentally hacks into the government''s top military computer.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

33.
The Blob (1988) as Visual Effects Production Supervisor
A strange lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows.

Film Production - Unit (feature film)

34.
Golden Compass, The (2007)
Centers on two children who live in parallel worlds surrounded by a huge cast of shape-shifting creatures.
35.
Superman Returns (2006)
Superman--born on a planet which has long since died--has been raised by adoptive parents on the Kent farm in Kansas. The young boy Kal-El is renamed Clark Kent, and though he has grown up among humans, he is not one of them. Under Earth's yellow sun, he can do two things humans can only dream of, but to co-exist with them he must live a dual life as mild, unassuming Clark Kent, secretly transforming into the Man of Steel when the world cries out for him. But now, the world's crises have gone unheeded for five long years since Superman's mysterious disappearance. Without him, crime has risen in the city of Metropolis and beyond; that's not even counting the future destructive acts of Lex Luthor, who has been sprung from prison with the specific intent of using Superman's technological secrets for his own personal gain and glory. Lois Lane, star reporter for the Daily Planet and the love of Superman's life, has moved on since Superman left without a word. She has even won a Pulitzer Prize for her essay, "Why the World Doesn't Need Superman." Lois has other issues to contend with--she is now engaged to the editor's nephew and has a young son to look after. But for Superman, the long search for his place in the universe ends back at the Kent farm, among the only family he has ever known. His destiny lies in Metropolis, where one look in Lois's eyes tell him that this place, among the flawed but ultimately good people of Earth, is his true home. And with Lex's plan coming to fruition mere hours after his return, the world will never need Superman more than it does now.
36.
Constantine (2005) as Second Unit Director
John Constantine has been to hell and back. Born with a gift he didn't want, the ability to clearly recognize the half-breed angels and demons that walk the earth in human skin, Constantine was driven to take his own life to escape the tormenting clarity of his vision. But he failed. Resuscitated ag
37.
Clockstoppers (2002)
Until now, Zak Gibbs' greatest challenge has been to find a way to buy a car. But when he discovers an odd wristwatch amidst his father's various inventions and slips it on--something very strange happens. The world around him seems to come to a stop, everything and everybody frozen in time. Zak qui

Misc. Crew (feature film)

38.
Robocop 2 (1990) as Optical Wrangler
Cyborg law enforcement continues, this time battling a new, addictive designer drug, nuke.
39.
Hunt For Red October, The (1990) as Visual Effects Consultant
A Russian commander decides to defect, taking Russia's newest nuclear sub with him. CIA agent Jack Ryan must track him down.
40.
Bird On A Wire (1990) as Computer Visuals Consultant
An ex-radical goes on the lam after testifying against a drug dealer friend, then meets his old college sweetheart, now a hip lawyer.
41.
Short Circuit (1986) as Visual Effects Consultant 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
A computer expert has manufactured war programmed robots for the government. But when Robot #5 is accidentally struck by lightning, he comes to life. Escaping, he is taken in by a kind woman to see that nothing happens to her new friend.
42.
My Science Project (1985) as Special Lighting Effects Consultant
A group of high-school kids uncover a mysterious devide that can transport them into diffent time warps.
43.
Blade Runner (1982)
An ex cop comes out of retirement in order to hunt down androids who are being reproduced for purpose of slavery.
44.
The China Syndrome (1979) as Electronic Consultant
A television newswoman stumbles onto deadly secrets at a nuclear power plant.

Special Thanks (feature film)

45.
Complex World (1991) as Thanks
The carefree young proprietor of a nightclub foils the plans of local developers to convert it into a shopping mall.

Cast (special)

46.
X-Pose: X2 Mutants Uncovered (2003) as Interviewee
Clips from the upcoming X-Men sequel release are accompanied by interview footage with the film's director, Bryan Singer all of which is disguised as a "real" news program.

Visual Effects (special)

47.
Great Los Angeles Earthquake, The (1990)
A two-part miniseries about a young seismologist who finds herself at odds with city officials and her family when she predicts that a devastasting earthquake will occur in Los Angeles.

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