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Art Director (feature film)

1.
The Human Stain (2003) as Production Design
Coleman Silk is a man who, throughout his life, has been a master of deception and self-reinvention. As a promising college student, Coleman's first love, Steena, is shattered by a secret. Years later, as an esteemed professor, his career is ruined by false accusations. Now as he embarks on a scanda
2.
O.C. And Stiggs (1987) as Art Direction
(Com '85). Daniel H. Jenkins, Neill Barry, Paul Dooley, Jane Curtin, Jon Cryer, Ray Walston, Louis Nye, Tina Louise, Martin Mull, Dennis Hopper, Melvin Van Pebbles. In one of Robert Altman's most obscure films (rumor has it that the film sat on the shelf for years), two hyperactive teenagers make life miserable for a greedy insurance agent and his family during their summer vacation.

Production Designer (feature film)

3.
August: Osage County (2013)
When the family patriarch vanishes, the Weston women must return to their childhood home in the Midwest.
4.
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.
5.
Date Night (2010)
Phil and Claire Foster are a sensible, suburban couple slogging through their daily lives and marriage. But a case of mistaken identity sets off an outrageous chain of events that turn the Fosters' "date night" into a wild ride.
6.
Taking Woodstock (2009)
In 1969 Elliot Tiber, inadvertently played a role in making the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the famed happening it was. Working as an interior designer in Greenwich Village during culturally and politically exciting times, Mr. Tiber felt empowered by the gay rights movement. But he was al
7.
Old Dogs (2009)
Two clueless bachelors are put in charge of twins while on the verge of the biggest business deal of their lives. Their inexperience leads to one debacle after another - and to a newfound understanding of what's really important in life.
8.
Doubt (2008)
It's 1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. A vibrant, charismatic priest, Father Flynn, is trying to upend the school's strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the iron-gloved Principal who believes in the power of fear and discipline. The winds of political cha
9.
Hairspray (2007)
Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion--dancing. Her dream is to appear on "The Corny Collins Show," Baltimore's hippest dance party on TV. Tracy seems a natural fit for the show except for one not-so-little problem--she doesn't fit in. Her plus-siz
10.
Little Children (2006)
In a suburban town full of perfect parents devoted to rearing their children for Harvard futures, a stay-at-home mom has an affair with an ex-jock stay-at-home dad who rebels against his wife's wishes that he become a big-bucks lawyer.
11.
Casanova (2005) as Production Designer
For the first time in his life, the legendary Casanova find his match in an alluring Venetian beauty, Francesca, who does the one thing he never thought possible: refuse him. Through a series of clever disguises and scheming ruses, he manages to get ever closer to Francesca. However, he is playing t
12.
Unfinished Life, An (2005)
Still in shock from his only son's death a decade ago, Einar has let his ranch fall into ruin along with his marriage. Now, Einar spends his days caring only for his hired handyman and last trusted friend, Mitch, who was gravely injured in an encounter with a grizzly bear. Einar intends to live out
13.
Shipping News, The (2001) as Production Designer
A man makes a journey to self-discovery when he returns to his ancestral home on the coast of Newfoundland. After the death of his estranged wife, Quoyle's fortunes begin to change when his long lost Aunt Agnis convinces him to head north with his daughter Bunny. He relocates to the small coastal vi
14.
Center Stage (2000) as Production Designer
A young woman joins ballet school in New York and falls in love with a famous ballet dancer.
15.
Chocolat (2000) as Production Designer
A woman and her daughter move to a conservative village in the south of France and open a chocolate shop that transforms the attitudes of the locals.
16.
Cider House Rules, The (1999) as Production Designer
Homer Wells was a parent-less child, raised and mentored by his orphanage's doctor, a man named Larch. Their's was an extraordinary bond. Larch taught Homer everything about medicine and what he could about right and wrong. All Homer wanted was one thing Larch couldn't give him - rules to live by. G
17.
Civil Action, A (1998) as Production Designer
Jan Schlichtmann, a lawyer with a desire to achieve financial and material success without losing his belief in the justice system, agrees to take on two powerful corporations (Beatrice Foods and W.R. Grace) when members of eight families in the Boston industrial suburb of Woburn are stricken with leukemia due to toxic poisoning in their tap water. Instead of being a quick-win case, it becomes a financial black hole into which Schlictmann pours $2.5 million as he fights for years against the bottomless coffers of the corporate world. Though he eventually negotiates an $8,000,000 settlement from W.R. Grace, he falls into a personal state of financial ruin in the process.
18.
Twilight (1998) as Production Designer
Harry Ross is a private investigator who lives in the garage of Jack and Catherine Ames, two movie star friends. Harry does odd jobs for them in exchange for lodging. Tension arises when Harry begins to be attracted to Catherine and Jack's cancer returns. When Harry attempts to deliver a package to
19.
One Fine Day (1996) as Production Designer
Melanie Parker is a career-minded architect/Super Mom, taking on the demands of single parenting in New York City. Meanwhile, Jack Taylor is a hard-driving newspaper columnist/every-other-weekend Dad, challenging the improprieties of City Hall. Having been let down in the past, she has almost given
20.
Marvin's Room (1996) as Production Designer
Years ago, the fiercely independent Lee took off for Ohio, while her older sister Bessie returned to the family's Florida home to look after their bedridden father Marvin and his lovably child-like sister Ruth. In Bessie's words, Marvin has been dying slowly for the past twenty years... just to make
21.
Walk in the Clouds, A (1995) as Production Designer
After returning home from the war, a young GI has a chance encounter with the beautiful daughter of a wealthy vineyard owner and agrees to pose as her husband to help her face her domineering father. When their passions for each other are ignited amidst the magical sensuality of the harvest ritual, they unexpectedly find themselves embarking on a romantic adventure as they overcome all odds to be together.
22.
Waiting to Exhale (1995) as Production Designer
The provocative story of four remarkable African-American women who journey through a modern labyrinth of husbands, lovers, jobs and makeovers.
23.
Nobody's Fool (1994) as Production Designer
Donald "Sully" Sullivan is a sixty-year-old construction worker living in North Bath, New York. Sullivan has no steady work, no love and no money. Estranged for years from his family, he suddenly finds himself face-to-face with his son Peter, an out-of-work college professor with a turbulent marriag
24.
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) as Production Designer
A child chess prodigy refuses to harden himself to become a champion.
25.
Of Mice and Men (1992) as Production Designer
Story about the friendship between two ranch hands during the Depression.
26.
Cutting Edge, The (1992) as Production Designer
Set against the backdrop of the 1992 Olympic Figure Skating Competition, the film centers on the life of Doug Dorsey, a brash, blue collar hockey player who is destined for stardom in the NHL until an overzealous opponent leaves him blindsided. In a last ditch effort to capture the Gold, he teams up
27.
Whatever Happened To . . .? (1991)
The story of two sisters, one a former child star bent on terrorizing the other who is confined to a wheelchair.
28.
Once Around (1991) as Production Designer
The happy lives of a middle class family are shaken up when the daughter marries a wealthy older man.
29.
Mr. And Mrs. Bridge (1990) as Production Designer
Screen adaptation of Connell's two novels "Mrs. Bridge" and "Mr. Bridge," written in 1958 and 1968, that chronicle 40 years in the lives of a couple and their family in Kansas City, Missouri. Joanne Woodward was named Best Actress of 1990, and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala cited for best screenplay, by the N
30.
Quick Change (1990) as Production Designer
Three fed-up New Yorkers decide to rob a bank, but the getaway proves more eventful than they anticipated.
31.
Slaves of New York (1989) as Production Designer
A trendy hat designer and her chic graffiti artist boyfriend live and love in Manhattan's East Village.
32.
Babycakes (1989)
Based on Percy Adlon's 1985 German film, "Zuckerbaby," a lonely, overweight young woman has all but given up on the opposite sex until she lays her eyes on the most beautiful man she's ever seen and sets out to conquer him.
33.
Miles From Home (1988) as Production Designer
Facing foreclosure on their family farm, two brothers burn it down, then take off on a wild crime spree, becoming folk heroes.
34.
Campus Man (1987) as Production Designer
When Todd Barrett needs more money to be able to stay in college, he comes up with what seems like a great idea - the first all male sports calendar. In order to finance his plan, Todd gets some cash from loan shark Cactus Jack. Todd produces the calendar and makes enough to pay for college...now all he needs is enough to pay back Cactus Jack.
35.
Sweet Lorraine (1987) as Production Designer
36.
Home of the Brave (1986) as Production Designer
37.
Last Days of Frank and Jesse James, The (1986)
A television movie, based on authentic accounts, about the attempts by the bank robbers and brothers Jesse and Frank James to become reputable as gentleman farmers. The brothers, however, are forced to seek revenge when a bombing causes their stepbrother's death and their mother's arm to be severed.
38.
Key Exchange (1985) as Production Designer
39.
Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982) as Production Designer
1975 in McCarthy, Texas inside of a five-and-dime store, a reunion takes place for the members of a local 1950s James Dean fan club. An odd assortment of women attend, revealing hidden secrets. Mona is a disturbed woman who, in the '50s, got a job as an extra on the Giant shoot and nine months later

Production Designer (special)

40.
Life Under Water (1989) as Production Designer
A dark comedy about five characters whose lives interweave late one summer in the Hamptons of Long Island. Kip is a bored and frustrated 20-year-old boy trying to break ties with his divorced mother Jinx, who is having an affair with Hank, a married man. Upset by this relationship, Kip decides to le
41.
We're Puttin' On the Ritz (1986) as Production Designer
Two employees of a reclusive millionaire, Micki the secretary and Max the chauffeur decide to attend a society function to which their employer has been invited. In the course of the evening, Max and Micki establish new identities in the world of high society and, while rubbing shoulders with the e

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