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Cast (feature film)

Chaplin's Art of Comedy (1966) as Narrator
The Fighting Kentuckian (1949) as Giles
A militiaman falls for a Frenchwoman and tries to protect her people from land grabbers.
Train to Alcatraz (1948) as Porter
I, Jane Doe (1948) as Black man

Cinematography (feature film)

King Kong (2005) as Lighting tech
It is 1933, and vaudeville actress Ann Darrow has found herself--like so many other New Yorkers during the Great Depression--without the means to earn a living. Unwilling to compromise and allow herself to sink into a career in burlesque, she considers her limited options while aimlessly wandering the streets of Manhattan. When her hunger drives her to unsuccessfully try to steal an apple from a fruit vendor''s stall, she is rescued--literally--by filmmaker and multiple hyphenate Carl Denham. It seems that the entrepreneur-raconteur-adventurer is no stranger to theft, having that day lifted the only existing print of his most recent and unfinished film from under his studio executives'' noses when they threatened to pull his completion funds. Carl has until the end of the day to get his crew onboard the Singapore-bound tramp steamer, the S.S. Venture, in hopes of completing his travelogue/action film. With that, the showman is certain he will finally achieve the personal greatness he knows awaits him around the corner--and although the crew believe that corner to be Singapore, Denham actually hopes to find and capture on film the mysterious place of legend: Skull Island. Unfortunately for Carl, his headlining actress has pulled out of his project, but his search for a size-four leading lady (the costumes have all been made) has, fatefully, led him to Ann. The struggling actress is reluctant to sign on with Denham, until she learns that the up-and-coming, socially relevant playwright Jack Driscoll is penning the screenplay--the fees his friend Carl pays for potboiling adventure are a welcome supplement to Driscoll''s nominal income from his stage plays. With his newly discovered star and coerced screenwriter reluctantly onboard, Denham''s "moving picture ship" heads out of New York Harbor--and toward a destiny that none aboard could possibly foresee.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) as Lighting tech
The Fellowship of the Ring fights its last desperate battle to save Middle Earth from the forces of evil.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) as Lighting tech
As Frodo and Sam infiltrate Mordor, their allies try to protect Rohan from the evil Sauron.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) as Lighting tech
The wizard Gandalf enlists a hobbit and a team of adventurers to protect the One Ring from the evil Sauron.
You Can Count on Me (2000) as Gaffer
Orphaned at a young age when their parents were killed in a car crash, Sammy and Terry have remained close despite the different paths their lives have taken. Married and divorced at a very young age, Sammy is a devoted if somewhat overprotective mother to her eight-year-old son, Rudy, who harbors r
Requiem for a Dream (2000) as Addl best boy elec
Evoking the inner landscape of human beings longing to connect, to love and feel loved, is this parable of happiness gloriously found and tragically lost. Parallel stories are linked by the relationship between the lonely, widowed Sara Goldfard and her sweet but aimless son, Harry. The plump Sara, g
Wife, Husband and Friend (1939) as Gaffer
A husband and wife train to be opera singers.
Three Blind Mice (1938) as Gaffer
Three sisters take their small inheritance and move from Kansas to California in search of rich husbands. To start with Pamela poses as a socialite and Moira and Elizabeth pretend to be her staff.
Four Men and a Prayer (1938) as Gaffer
To prove their father was murdered, four brothers fight to bring down a powerful arms syndicate.
Slave Ship (1937) as Gaffer
Captain Lovett ordered his first mate Thompson to get rid of his slave-trading crew and get a more respectable bunch for standard shipping, but when he brings his new bride Nancy aboard he finds the same old setup, including slave trade.
Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937) as Gaffer
After stumbling onto a movie set, a hobo dreams he''''s caught up in an Arabian Nights adventure.
Second Honeymoon (1937) as Gaffer
Under Two Flags (1936) as Gaffer
Sergeant Victor comes to the French Foreign Legion after taking the blame for his brother's crime. Cigarette falls in love with him though Major Doyle is in love with her. Doyle sends Victor on dangerous assignments to be rid of him. He falls in love with Lady Venetia Cunningham, a visitor to the garrison.

Art Department (feature film)


Film Production - Main (feature film)

Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The (2012)
Bilbo Baggins is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome Dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the Wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of 13 Dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild, through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins, Orcs and deadly Wargs, as well as a mysterious and sinister figure known only as the Necromancer. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the Goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever - Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities - a simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.
Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD (1998)
Television movie based on the Marvel comic book, "Nick Fury," a retired special agent for S.H.I.E.L.D. (Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law-Enforcement Division). Nick Fury is reinstated when the world is threatened by Viper, the arch villain seeking revenge against him and threatening
All the Winters That Have Been (1997)
Dane Corvin returns to Raven Island where 20 years before he and Hannah Craven had fallen in love. She vowed never to see Dane again because he had arrested her brother, who he had been investigating. Dane is now determined to win her back and slowly re-enters her daily life. But Hanna has a secret,
Breathing Room (1996) as Gaffer
Kathy and David are a young New York couple trying to find an answer to the age old question -- How long do you wait until you know this love is the right one? They have reached that pivotal point in their relationship -- break up or make a commitment. Their solution: take some time apart and test t
Shadow Of A Doubt (1995)
A defense attorney and recovering alcoholic takes the case of an ex-girlfriend whose stepdaughter is accused of murdering her wealthy father. Only after the trial verdict does he learn the real truth about his client and the case.
Bad Company (1995) as Gaffer
An out-of-favor CIA agent infiltrates an industrial espionage ring and is seduced by its female mastermind.
Voices From Within (1994)
When a woman is found murdered, her sister and a police investigator discover that she had three distinct personalities and that finding the killer hinges on learning which personality she had assumed the night of her death.
Nadja (1994) as Gaffer
After Dr. Van Helsing drives a stake through her Dracula daddy's heart, he tracks Nadja and her twin brother Edgar who are hiding in the afterhours netherworld of contemporary New York City. When Van Helsing enlists his nephew Jim in his quest to kill the vampire twins, they discover that Jim's wife
Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (1992)
A television movie dramatizing the events surrounding the massive 1989 oil spill from the Exxon Valdez in Prince William Sound, Alaska.
Taking of Beverly Hills, The (1991) as Gaffer
A superstar football player becomes partners with a crooked cop in a last minute attempt to prevent a huge heist in Beverly Hills.
Captive (1991)
In order to escape hectic city life, a young couple move to Oregon where they buy and operate a small hotel. Their world is shattered when two criminals kidnap and terrorize them. Based on a true story.
Look Who's Talking (1989) as Gaffer
A fatherless baby tries to influence his mother's love life.
Shoot To Kill (1988) as Gaffer
A city cop enlists a mountain guide to track a criminal in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest.
Physical Evidence (1988) as Gaffer
Joe Paris, a cop suspended from active duty, awakens from an alcoholic binge to discover that he is being charged for a murder he has no memory of. Jenny Hudson, his court-appointed defense lawyer, is a young feminist eager to prove herself in the courtroom. Joe''s history of violence and the physical evidence against him give the D.A. an airtight case, so Jenny and Joe realize the only way to prove his innocence is to find the real killer themselves.
Higher Ground (1988)
A former FBI agent joins his friend in Jordan, Alaska, as a bush pilot. When the friend is murdered, he must use all his acquired investigative skills and the aid of a local young Indian man, to help a no-nonsense state trooper solve the case.
Into Thin Air (1985)
This television movie is based on the true story of a 19-year-old youth who vanished while driving alone from his home in Canada to a summer school session in Colorado.
Consenting Adult (1985)
A college sophomore's revelation to his parents that he is gay tears apart a "perfect" family, with mom shocked beyond belief and dad, recovering from a near-fatal stroke, devastated and betrayed. The 1975 novel by Laura Z. Hobson, best known for her "Gentleman's Agreement" of the '40s, was the sour
Walls (1984) as Gaffer
Haunting Passion, The (1983)
Beautiful Jane Seymour is torn between two loves -- her sportscaster husband with a career setback that causes him to ignore her, and a handsome, sensual ghost who wants to possess her sexually. Elegantly -- and erotically -- photographed by Hiro Narita.
Wilson (1945) as Electrician
A chronicle of the political career of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
Greenwich Village (1944) as Electrician
A speakeasy owner steals a serious young composer''''s songs so he can produce a musical.
Hypnotized (1932) as 1st grip

Film Production - Lighting/Electrical (feature film)

Adjustment Bureau, The (2011)
On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas--a woman like none he''s ever known. But just as he realizes he''s falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself--the men of The Adjustment Bureau--who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path...or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her.
For Colored Girls (2010)
Weaves together the stories of nine different women - Jo, Tangie, Crystal, Gilda, Kelly, Juanita, Yasmine, Nyla and Alice - as they move into and out of one another's existences; some are well known to one another, others are as yet strangers. Crises, heartbreaks and crimes will ultimately bring th
Just Wright (2010)
Leslie Wright is a straight-shooting physical therapist who gets the gig of a lifetime working with NBA All-Star Scott McKnight. All is going well until Leslie finds herself falling for Scott, forcing her to choose between the gig of a lifetime and the tug-of-war inside her heart. Oblivious to her r
Avatar (2009)
The story's hero is Jake Sully, an ex-Marine confined to a wheelchair. Bitter and disillusioned, he's still a warrior at heart. All Jake ever wanted was something worth fighting for and he ultimately finds it in the place he least expected- on a distant world. Jake has been recruited to join an expe
District 9 (2009)
Thirty years ago, aliens made first contact with Earth. Humans waited for the hostile attack, or the giant advances in technology. Neither came. Instead, the aliens were refugees, the last survivors of their home world. The creatures were set up in a makeshift home in South Africa's District 9 as th
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)
Sidney Young is a smalltime, bumbling, British celebrity journalist who is hired by an upscale magazine in New York City. In spectacular fashion, Sidney enters high society and burns bridges with bosses, peers and superstars.
Mission to Mars (2000) as Rigging Gaffer
The year is 2020 and NASA has made another giant leap for mankind- successfully landing a team of astronauts on Mars. However, shortly after their arrival on the Martian surface, Mission Commander Luke Graham and his colleagues encounter something bizarre, shocking and chilling that brings about a c
Bamboozled (2000) as Additional Electrician
Pierre Delacroix is a young, Harvard-educated man who is the sole person of color writing for an upstart network with floundering ratings. Despite several attempts, Delacroix has yet to see any of his concepts go into production. Now his boss, the ratings-hungry, culture-vulture Dunwitty, issues him
13th Warrior, The (1999) as Electrician
The story of IB Fahdlan, an important emissary who is banished from his homeland. The nomadic outcast comes across a band of Norse warriors who coerce him into joining them when they are summoned to fight mysterious creatures legendary for consuming every living thing in their path. Eventually surro
Sixth Man, The (1997) as Rigging Gaffer
Just as college basketball star Antoine Tyler is about to realize his dream of making it to the NCAA Championships, he dies, leaving his brother Kenny to lead the perenially last place Washington Huskies to victory. Heartbroken, Kenny loses his drive to win until Antoine''s ghost appears, determined to take his team from worst to first. Although nobody except Kenny can see or hear Antoine''s wise-cracking, prankster ghost, sports reporter R.C. St. John is determined to discover the reason behind the miraculous comeback the Huskies make following the slump that was triggered by Antoine''s death. As the team dribbles and slam dunks its way to the championship, the outcome is both comedic and heartfelt as Kenny comes to realize he must ask "the 6th man" to leave the team so he and his teammates can play fair and square.
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996) as Rigging Gaffer
The Seaver family decides to take their American bulldog Chance, Himalayan cat Sassy, and golden retriever Shadow on a family camping trip to the Canadian Rockies, rather than risk any possibility of them being separated again. But when Chance escapes from his kennel at the San Francisco Internation
Daytrippers, The (1996)
Eliza thinks she has the perfect marriage, living in suburban Long Island with her husband Louis. However, the morning after Thanksgiving, she discovers what appears to be a love letter written to her husband. Distraught by the possibilities and seeking advice, she drives to her parents' house, wher
Alaska (1996) as Lighting Technician
Six months after the death of his wife, Jake Barnes is attempting to put the painful past behind him with a new life for himself and his children in Quincy, a remote seaside village in Alaska. A former commercial airline pilot, Jake is doing his best to support his family by flying supplies to some
Hunted, The (1995) as Rigging Gaffer
Racine, a Western businessman in Japan, is forced to run for his own life after witnessing the murder of a beautiful, mysterious woman named Kirina. Alone, wounded and hunted in a strange land, Racine must rely on his own resources to defeat Kinjo, a vicious assassin. Aided by a modern-day samurai w
Alive (1993) as Rigging Gaffer
The true story of a South American rugby team whose plane crashed in the Andes and what they had to do to survive.
Fire With Fire (1986) as Chief Lighting Technician

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Boiler Room (2000)
Set in the backwaters of New York''s financial world, Seth Davis, a young college dropout, is eager to prove his worth to his demanding an disapproving father. When he stumbles upon a shady brokerage firm in Long Island that''s making a killing in stock market sales, he sees it as his chance to shine. He finds immediate success and instantly gets swept up in the high-stakes life of a group of young businessmen whose professional role model is "Wall Street"''s greedy Gordon Gekko. Seth soon learns that his co-workers are not only as greedy as Gekko, but just as underhanded when he realizes that his company''s profit, including his own ever-expanding paycheck, derives from the selling of phony stocks to under-educated buyers.
Boiler Room (2000)
Set in the backwaters of New York''s financial world, Seth Davis, a young college dropout, is eager to prove his worth to his demanding an disapproving father. When he stumbles upon a shady brokerage firm in Long Island that''s making a killing in stock market sales, he sees it as his chance to shine. He finds immediate success and instantly gets swept up in the high-stakes life of a group of young businessmen whose professional role model is "Wall Street"''s greedy Gordon Gekko. Seth soon learns that his co-workers are not only as greedy as Gekko, but just as underhanded when he realizes that his company''s profit, including his own ever-expanding paycheck, derives from the selling of phony stocks to under-educated buyers.
Leaving Normal (1992)
A female buddy film about two women looking for something better in their lives who travel together from Normal, Wyoming to Alaska.
Leaving Normal (1992)
A female buddy film about two women looking for something better in their lives who travel together from Normal, Wyoming to Alaska.
Rainbow War (1986)

Film Production - Main (special)

Powers Play (1986) as Gaffer
A pilot, not picked up by CBS, about Rowena Powers, a strong-willed, 25-year-old free thinker who comes into immediate conflict with Lucas Cord, the dashing man who built and still runs the company she has inherited. Rowena fights the sale of company-owned property that is home to an Indian tribe wh

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