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Birth Place: Profession: Visual Effects ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Visual Effects (feature film)

1.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.
2.
Iron Man 3 (2013)
When his world is torn apart, Tony Stark must face his most powerful enemy yet.
3.
Phantom (2013)
A Cold War Soviet missile submarine captain who has secretly been suffering from seizures is rushed into a classified mission and learns that he was chosen in the belief he would fail.
4.
Avengers, The (2012)
S.H.I.E.L.D. leader Nick Fury assembles a team of superheroes who must find a way to work together in order to defeat a threat to global security.
5.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Heroes Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann are allied with Captain Barbossa in a desperate quest to free Captain Jack Sparrow from his mind-blowing trap in Davy Jones Locker; meanwhile, the terrorizing ghost ship, the Flying Dutchman and Davy Jones--under the control of the East India Trading Company--wreaks havoc across the Seven Seas. Navigating through treachery, betrayal and wild waters, they must forge their way to exotic Singapore and confront the cunning Chinese pirate Sao Feng. Now headed beyond the very ends of the earth, each must ultimately choose a side in a final, titanic battle as their lives and fortunes--and the entire future of the freedom-loving pirate way--hang in the balance.
6.
The Last Samurai (2003) as Spec eff tech
Captain Nathan Algren is a man adrift. The battles he once fought now seem distant and futile. Once he risked his life for honor and country, but, in the years since the Civil War, the world has changed. Pragmatism has replaced courage, self-interest has taken the place of sacrifice and honor is nowhere to be found--especially out West where his role in the Indian Campaigns ended in disillusionment and sorrow. Somewhere on the unforgiving plains near the banks of the Washita River, Algren lost his soul. A universe away, another soldier sees his way of life about to disintegrate. He is Katsumoto, the last leader of an ancient line of warriors, the venerated Samurai, who dedicated their lives to serving emperor and country. Just as the modern way encroached upon the American West, cornering and condemning the Native American, it also engulfed traditional Japan. The telegraph lines and railroads that brought progress now threaten those values and codes by which the Samurai have lived and died for centuries. But Katsumoto will not go without a fight. The paths of these two warriors converge when the young Emperor of Japan, wooed by American interests who covet the growing Japanese market, hires Algren to train Japan's first modern, conscript army. But as the Emperor's advisors attempt to eradicate the Samurai in preparation for a more Westernized and trade-friendly government, Algren finds himself unexpectedly impressed and influenced by his encounters with the Samurai. Their powerful convictions remind him of the man he once was. Thrust now into harsh and unfamiliar territory, with his life and perhaps more important, his soul, in the balance, the troubled American soldier finds himself at the center of a violent and epic struggle between two eras and two worlds, with only his sense of honor to guide him.
7.
We Were Soldiers (2002) as Special Effects Technician
A fact-based tale of men under fire, their common acts of uncommon valor, and their loyalty to and love for one another during one of the most savage military battles in U.S. history. On November 14, 1965, in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam, in a small clearing called Landing Zone X-Ray, Lieutenant Colonel Hal Moore and 400 troopers from the U.S. 7th Air Cavalry are surrounded by 2000 enemy soldiers in what would become the first, and perhaps the worst, major battle of the Vietnam War.
8.
K-Pax (2001) as Special Effects Technician
A psychiatrist learns about life from a patient who believes he's an alien.
9.
Monkeybone (2001) as Special Effects Technician
A comic book writer falls into a coma after a car accident and wakes up in the make-believe world he created.
10.
Jeepers Creepers (2001) as Special Effects Technician
About a brother and sister driving home from college for a school break.
11.
Dogma (1999) as Special Effects Key (Bellisimo-Belardinelli Effects/Special Effects)
Loki and Bartleby are two angels that have been far from angelic. When they are banished from heaven and sent to Wisconsin, they concoct a dangerous plan that involves sneaking into a church rededication ceremony that will grant them the holy latitude to re-enter heaven against God's will -- an act
12.
Dante's Peak (1997) as Special Effects Purchasing Liaison (Digital Domain)
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
13.
Mad Dog Time (1996) as Effects Assistant (Bellissimo/Belardinelli Effects Inc)
It begins with the buzz: "Vic's getting out." Vic is the boss of bosses, capo di tutti, but he's been out of commission--locked up in a mental institution. His chief enforcer, "Brass Balls" Ben London, has been keeping an eye on the operation in his absence. He's a motor-mouthed overdose of testoste
14.
Gettysburg (1993) as Special Effects Keys
The beleaguered Union Army faces off with the Confederacy in a battle that could change the course of the Civil War.
15.
Ironclads (1991)
A television movie recreating the Civil War confrontation between the warships "Monitor" and "Merrimack." A woman helps a Union soldier infiltrate the Confederate Army and learn important secrets regarding the firepower of the "Merrimack" for the designer of the rival battleship.

Film Production - Construction/Set (feature film)

16.
It Runs in the Family (1994) as Construction Foreman
The relationship between a boy and his parents grows stronger over one particular summer.
17.
Night of the Living Dead (1990) as Construction Coordinator
Seven people are trapped in a farmhouse surrounded by flesh-eating zombies.

Film Production - Lighting/Electrical (feature film)

18.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Captain Jack Sparrow is caught up in another tangled web of supernatural intrigue. Although the curse of the Black Pearl has been lifted, an even more terrifying threat looms over its captain and scurvy crew: it turns out that Jack owes a blood debt to the legendary Davy Jones, Ruler of the Ocean Depths, who captains the ghostly Flying Dutchman, which no other ship can match in speed and stealth. Unless the ever-crafty Jack figures a cunning way out of this Faustian pact, he will be cursed to an afterlife of eternal servitude and damnation in the service of Jones. This startling development interrupts the wedding plans of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, who once again find themselves thrust into Jack's misadventures, leading to escalating confrontations with sea monsters, very unfriendly islanders, flamboyant soothsayer Tia Dalma and even the mysterious appearance of Will's long-lost father, Bootstrap Bill. Meanwhile, ruthless pirate hunter Lord Cutler Beckett of the East India Trading Company sets his sights on retrieving the fabled "Dead Man's Chest." According to legend, whoever possesses the Dead Man's Chest gains control of Davy Jones, and Beckett intends to use this awesome power to destroy every last Pirate of the Caribbean once and for all. For times are changing on the high seas, with businessmen and bureaucrats becoming the true pirates--and freewheeling, fun-loving buccaneers like Jack and his crew threatened with extinction.

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