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Film Production - Main (feature film)

Forger, The (2015)
The world's best art forger makes a deal with a crime syndicate to get an early release from prison, but in return he must pull of an impossible heist - he must forge a painting by Claude Monet, steal the original from a museum and replace it with a replica so perfect that no one will notice. He enl
Horton Foote's Alone (1997)
Farmer and recent widower John Webb is suddenly offered money for the mineral rights to his land by a Texas oil man. Webb's nephews, Carl and Gus, Jr., become excited by the proposition since they own 50% of the land's mineral rights after receiving an earlier inheritance from their father. The neph
Zooman (1995)
One man, together with his estranged family, must cope with the senseless murder of his daughter and the apathy of an entire community unwilling to bring the killer to justice.
Leaving Las Vegas (1995) as Best Boy Electric
An avowed alcoholic, Ben drank away his family, friends and, finally, his job. With deliberate resolve, he burns the remnants of his life and heads for Las Vegas to end it all in one final binge. On the strip, Ben picks up a street-smart hooker named Sera in what might have been another excess in his self-destructive jag. Instead their chance meeting becomes a respite on the road to oblivion as something connects between these two disenfranchised souls.
Somebody to Love (1994) as Gaffer
Mercedes is a taxi dancer--in a town where taxi dancers have gone the way of the penny arcade--who aspires to become a famous actress. She is in love with Harry, an aging TV actor so has-been that his big comeback gig has him dressed in a gorilla suit. Mercedes' colleague on the dance floor, Jackie,
Rain Without Thunder (1992) as Gaffer
Set in the future when abortion is illegal, a mother and daughter are arrested for "fetal murder."
Boy Who Cried Bitch, The (1991) as Gaffer
A psychotic 12-year-old makes life hell for his emotionally frail mother.
Sidewalk Stories (1989) as Gaffer
A silent, Chaplinesque comedy about a New York street artist who befriends an orphaned girl and in turn becomes one of the city's homeless.
Sons (1989) as Gaffer
Three half-brothers take their ailing father back to France to find the "love of his life," a young woman he left behind following the Normandy Invasion of 1944. The old man dies shortly thereafter, but his three sons know themselves and each other better as a result of their quest.
Religion, Inc. (1989) as Gaffer
After an encounter with "the lord," a man forms a new company that establishes a new religion based on greed and selfishness. Though initially successful, problems eventually emerge, bringing the man to the realization that scamming people out of their money isn't worth the loss of his morals and h

Film Production - Lighting/Electrical (feature film)

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Walt Disney spent twenty years in pursuit of the film rights to P.L. Travers' popular novel, "Mary Poppins," a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters. When Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Disney's desire to bring her beloved character to the
Extract (2009)
To the outside eye, Joel Reynold seems to have everything. After all, being the owner of a business he built from the ground up - with its patented brand of culinary extracts - should make the "Extract King" a happy man. However, if Joel hasn't reached his front door by 8 o'clock, he'll find his wif
All About Steve (2009)
Mary Horowitz is a cruciverbalist - a crossword puzzle constructor. Her brain spins at warp speed with an endless stream of arcane information. She can come up with the perfect word - and dozens with the same meaning - at a moment's notice, but "normal" behavior eludes her. For Mary, nothing is typi
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
America loves Dewey Cox! But behind the music is the up-and-down-and-up-again story of a musician whose songs would change a nation. On his rock 'n roll spiral, Cox sleeps with 411 women, marries three times, has 22 kids and 14 stepkids, stars in his own '70s TV show, collects friends ranging from E
Sex and Death 101 (2007)
One Man. One List. 101 Women. Some fantasies are too true to be good. Roderick Blank is a successful executive and ladies man, who has finally found 'the one,' and is getting married in a little over a week. His life, however, is turned upside down when he receives a strange email that includes the
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)
Garfield, the world's favorite cat, has begun his very own British Invasion, wreaking havoc on the entire Kingdom. He's traveled across the pond (with canine sidekick Odie) to surprise his master, Jon Arbuckle, who is in London to propose to his girlfriend, veterinarian Liz Wilson. Garfield came...h
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004) as Rigging Gaffer
Rosalee Futch is a grocery clerk living in rural West Virginia. But even a small-town girl can have big dreams, and Rosalee''s is to someday--somehow--meet her big-screen idol Tad Hamilton. The "somehow" arrives in the form of a contest--the grand prize: a date with Tad Hamilton--and the "someday" is now. Rosalee wins, much to the chagrin of her best friend and co-worker Pete, who is deeply, hopelessly--and secretly--in love with Rosalee. The "Win a Date" contest was cooked up by Tad''s agent, Richard Levy, and his manager, also named Richard Levy, to clean up Tad''s bad-boy image. Someone should have told them to be careful what you wish for. When Tad meets Rosalee and gets a taste of what he''s been missing in the "real world," he decides he wants seconds and moves to West Virginia, turning Rosalee''s dream come true into a nightmare for Richard Levy, Richard Levy and, most of all, Pete.
Fat Albert (2004) as Company Electrician
Live-action version of the Saturday morning television cartoon (1972-85) following the misadventures of a group of adolescent boys growing up in a Philadelphia neighborhood, focusing on an obese boy named Albert and his friends Rudy, Mushmouth, Bill, Dumb Donald, Russell, and Weird Harold. Fat Albe
Paparazzi (2004) as Set Lighting Technician
Paparazzi--they are chroniclers of Hollywood glitz and glamour, and key players in the public's insatiable appetite for information and photos about their favorite stars. They seem to never sleep, hunters who trail their prey--the show business elite--at all hours of the day and night. They are as
Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, The (2004) as Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Mia has matured into a stunning, young woman and is ready to assume her role as princess of Genovia. But no sooner has she moved into the Royal Palace with her beautiful, wise grandmother Queen Clarisse, than she soon learns her days as a princess are numbered--Mia''s got to lose the tiara and immediately take the crown herself. As if getting ready to rule wasn''t enough, the stakes for Mia have never been higher--with Genovian law stating that princesses must be married before being crowned, Mia''s in for a parade of suitors who''d all like to be her king.
Alex & Emma (2003) as Electrician
Alex Sheldon is an author whose writer's block is the least of his problems--he also happens to be flat broke and owes Cuban loan sharks $100,000. The thugs give Alex an ultimatum: pay up in 30 days or wind up dead. The only way Alex is going to get that kind of money is by finishing his novel, whic
Laurel Canyon (2002)
"Laurel Canyon," a street that runs through the heart of the Hollywood Hills, has for decades been a sort of Greenwich Village of the West, home to many musicians, actors, artists and other bohemian types. Among its current residents is Jane, a veteran record producer, trying to come up with a hit s
K-Pax (2001) as Electrician
A mysterious and extraordinary mental patient, named Prot, convinces both staff and fellow patients that he comes from a utopian planet called K-PAX. While his psychiatrist, Dr. Mark Powell, is baffled by this cheerfully confident man, Prot's description of life on a planet 1000 light years away awa
Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989) as Electrician
Various tales are intertwined during the last big party on New Year's Eve in New York City before the beginning of the Depression in 1928.

Film Production - Main (special)

Summer Stories: The Mall (1992) as Gaffer
A three-part "ABC Afterschool Special" focusing on the lives of a group of high-school-age friends who work in a suburban mall and their individual struggles to make critical decisions that will shape their futures.

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