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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Night Train (1999)
Following the exploits of Joe Butcher, fresh out of prison, bound for Tijuana and looking for his brother. What he seeks and what he finds are two completely different and surreal worlds. Finding his brother dead, "killed by a car," Joe tries to finds answers and instead uncovers a sordid snuff film

Cinematography (feature film)

2.
Zathura (2005)
After their father leaves for work, leaving them in the care of their older sister, six-year-old Danny and ten-year old Walter discover an old tattered metal board game, "Zathura." After trying unsuccessfully to get his brother to play the game with him, Danny starts to play on his own. From his first move, Danny realizes this is no ordinary board game. His spaceship marker moves by itself and when it lands on a space, a card is ejected, which reads: "Meteor shower, take evasive action." The house is immediately pummeled from above by hot, molten meteors. When Danny and Walter look up through the gaping hole in their roof, they discover, to their horror that they have propelled into deepest, darkest outer space. And they are not alone. Danny and Walter realize that unless they finish the game they'll be trapped in outer space forever. With every turn, they confront one incredible obstacle after another: They accidentally put their sister Lisa into a deep cryonic sleep, are chased by a crazed, malfunctioning six-foot robot, rescue a stranded astronaut and are besieged by lizard-like, carnivorous creatures called Zorgons. With the help of the astronaut, Danny and Walter begin to put their petty fraternal differences aside, work together to overcome the obstacles they encounter and attempt to finish the game so they can go home. But all their efforts may be in vain when they face their biggest challenge of all--a battle against an intense gravitational pull into the void of the dark planet Zathura.
3.
Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) as Director Of Photography/Camera (Ghost Riders Visual Effects/Available Light Inc)
Eighteen years after the original "mission from God," Elwood Blues is released from prison and sets out on the road with an 11-year-old orphan, determined to reform the old band and raise funds for hospital's children's wing. They're soon in trouble--pursued by Elwood's upstanding police officer cou
4.
Contact (1997) as Additional Director Of Photography
An expert on interplanetary communication receives plans for a mysterious space vessel.
5.
Dante's Peak (1997)
USGS volcanologist Harry Dalton travels to the small Pacific Northwest town of Dante's Peak to investigate recent seismic episodes in the area. Expecting to find little other than the routine rumblings common to this region, Dalton becomes alarmed by what he sees as evidence of the kind of activity
6.
Bordello of Blood (1996)
From the darket corner of the earth, Lilith, the most bloodthirsty seductress ever, has been resurrected by rock 'n' roll televangelist Reverend Jimmy Currant to become the grande dame vampire of the Bordello of Blood. Operating from a secret hideaway beneath a mortuary, Lilith, a ravishing, red-hai
7.
John Carpenter's Escape From L.A. (1996) as Visual Effects Director Of Photography
It's 16 years after Snake Plissken's rescue of the President in New York. Now, a different President is in power, and declares the United States to be a land of moral superiority: no smoking, no red meat, no freedom of religion and no unapproved marriages. A massive earthquake has hit Los Angeles, l
8.
Down Periscope (1996) as Director Of Photography (Miniature Crew)
Nuclear submarine captain wannabe Tom Dodge's dream command turns out to be an underseas nightmare when he's handed the reigns of the U.S.S. Stingray, a decrepit rustbucket of a diesel sub. The just-out-of-mothballs, World War II-vintage tub is only the beginning of Tom's problems as he embarks on a
9.
Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill (1995) as Director Of Photography (Visual Effects Plate Crew)
Fable set shortly after the turn of the century when the ending of the American frontier collided with modern technology. Young Daniel is working on the family farm in the West, but dreams of automobiles, electricity and everything else progress may bring. But progress also brings land developers who covet the family property. Daniel's father refuses to sell and soon Daniel finds himself on the run from a gunslinger hired to obtain the deed at any cost, and travels into the world of Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, John Henry, and Calamity Jane.
10.
Trail Mix-Up (1993) as Camera Operator
Roger Rabbit and Baby Herman go on an amusing, disaster-filled camping trip.
11.
Ghost in the Machine (1993) as Effects Camera
An electrical storm causes a power surge in a hospital's MRI machine, killing the crash victim--a computer repairman cum serial killer--being scanned, but sending his soul into the city's electrical circuitry and computer systems. Thus liberated, he resumes stalking his next victims.
12.
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992) as Stage And Matte Camera (Buena Vista)
Wayne Szalinski inadvertently zaps his two year old son with an enlarging contraption and the overgrown tot sets out on his own.
13.
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) as Effects Camera (Bodacious Video Image Effects)
Bill and Ted are killed by their evil futuristic robot twins and must travel through hell and heaven to enact their revenge.
14.
Daddy's Boys (1988) as Camera Operator
In the depression era of 1930s America, Jimmy, an all male family turns to robbing banks.

Writer (feature film)

15.
Night Train (1999)
Following the exploits of Joe Butcher, fresh out of prison, bound for Tijuana and looking for his brother. What he seeks and what he finds are two completely different and surreal worlds. Finding his brother dead, "killed by a car," Joe tries to finds answers and instead uncovers a sordid snuff film

Producer (feature film)

16.
Night Train (1999)
Following the exploits of Joe Butcher, fresh out of prison, bound for Tijuana and looking for his brother. What he seeks and what he finds are two completely different and surreal worlds. Finding his brother dead, "killed by a car," Joe tries to finds answers and instead uncovers a sordid snuff film

Animation (feature film)

17.
Unheard Music, The (1986) as Model Animator
The life and uncertain times of X, Los Angeles' premier punk band.
18.
Ghostbusters (1984) as Technical Animator
Fired from their university research jobs, Drs. Venkman, Stantz, and Spengler promptly set up shop as parapsychologists specializing in psychic phenomena and soon they're ridding Manhattan of bizarre apparitions. But the talents of these spirit exterminators--Ghostbusters--are severely tested when b

Visual Effects (feature film)

19.
Guardian, The (2006)
After losing his crew in a fatal crash, legendary Rescue Swimmer, Ben Randall, is sent to teach at "A" School, an elite training program for Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers. Wrestling with the loss of his crew members, he throws himself into teaching, turning the program upside down with his unorthodox training methods. While there, he encounters a young, cocky swim champ, Jake Fischer, who is driven to be the best. During training, Randall helps mold Jake's character, combining his raw talent with the heart and dedication required of a Rescue Swimmer. Upon graduation, Jake follows Randall to Kodiak, Alaska, where they face the inherent dangers of the Bering Sea. In his initial solo rescue, Jake learns firsthand from Randall, the true meaning of heroism and sacrifice, echoing the Swimmer's motto--"So Others May Live!"
20.
Apocalypto (2006)
A tale set in the Mayan civilization. When a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate, and spurred by the power of his love for his wom
21.
Passion of the Christ, The (2004)
A depiction of the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem. The story opens in the Garden of Olives where Jesus has gone to pray after the Last Supper. Betrayed by Judas Iscariot, the controversial Jesus--who has performed 'miracles' and has pub
22.
Blade: Trinity (2004)
Deep in a remote desert, vampire leaders are resurrecting Dracula, the horrific creature who spawned their race. Now known as Drake, this awesome vampire has unique powers that allow him to exist in daylight. To make things even more difficult for Blade, the vampiric leadership launches a smear campaign against him, targeting him as a murderous monster and sending the FBI after him. After Blade and his mentor, Whistler, have an explosive showdown with FBI agent Cumberland and his men, it's evident that the Daywalker will need some assistance. Blade reluctantly teams up with the Nightstalkers, a group of human vampire hunters led by Whistler's beautiful daughter, Abigail, and the wisecracking Hannibal King. While their blind scientist Sommerfield works on creating a final solution for the vampire problem, the Nightstalkers launch a relentless series of battles against Dracula's gang of the undead, led by the powerful vampire Danica Talos and her fanged acolytes Asher and Grimwood. Ultimately, Blade finds himself taking on the greatest vampire of all time, as his own fate and that of humanity hang in the balance.
23.
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The (2003)
Allan Quatermain, the world's greatest adventurer, leads a legion of superheroes the likes of which the world has never seen. Quatermain's extraordinary League is comprised of Captain Nemo, Dracula vampiress Mina Harker, an invisible man Rodney Skinner, American secret service agent Sawyer, Dorian Gray, Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde and M--the League's enigmatic recruiter. The League members are staunch individualists, outcasts in fact, with checkered pasts and singular gifts that have been both blessing and curse. Now they must learn to trust each other and work as a team for the very hope of civilization. With little preparation and no time to lose, they will be transported via Captain Nemo's extraordinary submarine, the Nautilus, to the frontline of defense: Venice, Italy. There, a masked madman known as the Fantom plans to sabotage a conference of world leaders by setting off a domino chain of explosions, sinking the entire city. The threat is catastrophic, the risks are staggering. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen has 96 hours to save the world.
24.
Astronaut's Wife, The (1999) as Motion Control Operator (Blue Sky/Vifx "Spaceman In Outer Space" Creator)
They were the perfect all-American couple: a courageous, honored NASA astronaut and his beautiful school-teacher wife. They were passionately in love, so connected they could sense each other even when he was floating in space and she was two hundred thousand miles below. And in two minutes it all turned to inexplicable horror. For two minutes, astronaut Spencer Armacost loses total consciousness while on a routine space shuttle mission, returning home just barely alive and a bewildered hero. The President, the nation and his friends celebrate his safe return, but to his wife Jillian something seems strangely amiss from the moment he returns to Earth.
25.
Tales From the Crypt Presents Demon Knight (1995)
A mysterious renegade named Brayker is forced to defend a motley crew of boarding-house residents from an army of insatiable demons. Leading the forces of darkness is the Collector, a charismatic soul-taker who is determined to regain possession of an ancient talisman from Brayker.
26.
Santa Clause, The (1994) as Motion Control Operator; Motion Control Camera Operator (Los Angeles Blue Screen Unit)
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.
27.
Trouble With Dick, The (1986) as Visual Effects Supervisor
A science fiction writer suffering from writer's block finds himself involved with three women.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

28.
Night Train (1999)
Following the exploits of Joe Butcher, fresh out of prison, bound for Tijuana and looking for his brother. What he seeks and what he finds are two completely different and surreal worlds. Finding his brother dead, "killed by a car," Joe tries to finds answers and instead uncovers a sordid snuff film
29.
Game, The (1997)
A bored billionare philanthropist is given a birthday gift by his brother to make his life more interesting- a high-stakes game in which the rules remain a mystery. After receiving numerous clues and life-saving keys, he realizes that someone has made him the target of a detailed scam, completely draining his bank account in the process. When he begins to believe that "the game" ends when he is dead, he must do what he can to save his own life.
30.
Batman Forever (1995) as Visual Effects Photography
The caped crusader enlists a junior partner to fight Two-Face and The Riddler.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

31.
Shadow, The (1994)
Based on the radio show, the Shadow battles his nemesis, who is building an atomic bomb.
32.
Shadow, The (1994)
Based on the radio show, the Shadow battles his nemesis, who is building an atomic bomb.
33.
Coneheads (1993)
Extra-terrestrial family the Coneheads come to Earth to take over, but wind up stranded here. They are forced to adapt to American life.
34.
Coneheads (1993)
Extra-terrestrial family the Coneheads come to Earth to take over, but wind up stranded here. They are forced to adapt to American life.

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