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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Art Director (feature film)

1.
Things We Said Today (1992) as Art Direction Assistant
Life hasn't been much of a cabaret lately for poor Clem, a not-so-young-anymore, chronically unemployed dreamer. Just ask Ippolita, her disgruntled girlfriend. Then she meets Jo, in whom she discovers a kindred spirit.

Sound (feature film)

2.
Calavera Highway (2008)
Follows the long, wayward journey undertaken by a Los Angeles son to deliver his mother's ashes home to Texas--stopping to visit each of his six brothers en route. They shared a difficult, mostly fatherless childhood and have gone in disparate directions since.
3.
Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006)
A new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, let more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch.
4.
Refugee (2004) as Sound Consultant
Mike Siv has a plan: go to Cambodia with his buddies Paul and David, see the sights, have fun and reunite with his father and younger brother, whom he hasn't seen in twenty-two years. Harsh reality sets in before the journey even begins, however, as Mike, Paul and David have never been out of the co
5.
First Person Plural (1999) as Sound
When Deann Borshay set out to make a documentary about herself, she realized that she was making a film about three different people from two different countries. She was adopted by the Borshays, a typical middle-class American family. But when she investigated her adoption years later, she found
6.
My America...or Honk if You Love Buddha (1997) as Sound Recordist
Filmmaker Renee Tajima-Pena travels coast to coast on a mission to locate the media's infamous "model-minority"--the Asian-American. Instead she encounters a rich landscape of personalities who have escaped the straitjacket of stereotype.
7.
Exil Shanghai (1996) as Sound
By the end of the 1930's, Shanghai, because of it ex-territorial status, became the last possible haven for many European Jews. The film traces the lives of several Germans, Austrians, and Russians whose paths crossed in wartime China. Interviews, photographs, and documents combined with contemporar
8.
Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies, A (1995) as Sound
Leading American filmmaker Martin Scorsese's entry in the BFI's "The Century of Cinema" series is three-part, 235-minute odyssey. Showing the same mastery of the documentary form as he has of fictional narratives, he chronicles his self-discovery as a filmmaker, using as touchstones both Hollywood masterworks and unsung B-movies. At the same time, he examines the central conflict in American cinema: the director's need to reconcile his role as a team player with his own personal expression.
9.
Dialogues With Madwomen (1994) as Sound Recording
A documentary portrait of seven women, including filmmaker Allie Light herself, who have experienced the dark side of the imagination: multiple personality, manic-depression, schizophrenia, euphoria.
10.
Crumb (1994) as Additional Sound Recording
Artwork and interviews trace the career of the pioneering underground comics creator.
11.
In the Shadow of the Stars (1990) as Sound
A documentary that takes a look at opera through the eyes of eleven San Francisco Opera choristers -- their stories, ambitions and views of the stars.
12.
Ofrenda: The Days of the Dead, La (1989) as Sound Recording
A documentary on the Mexican festival La Ofrenda.
13.
Forbidden City U.S.A (1989) as Sound 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
A look at the United States' first all Chinese-American nightclub, which became an international hotspot in San Francisco during the 1930's and 40's.
14.
Color of Honor, The (1987) as Sound
15.
Living on Tokyo Time (1987) as Sound
Ken is a Japanese-American rock muscian who marries a Japanese girl named Kyoko so that she can remain in the United States. The fact that Kyoko speaks no English is a problem for Ken, who speaks no Japanese. But Ken has a much bigger problem when he begins to fall in love with Kyoko who does not re
16.
Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart (1985) as Additional Sound Recording Mixer
A mother and daughter are at odds in a Chinese-American family over the fact that the daughter has not married yet.
17.
Times of Harvey Milk, The (1984) as Sound Recording Mixer (Additional)
This documentary focuses on the successful career and assassination of San Francisco''s first elected gay councilor.
18.
Chan Is Missing (1982) as Additional Sound Recording
Set in San Francisco's Chinatown district, two Chinese taxi drivers, one middle-aged and set in his ways, the other youthful and hip, search for an older partner who's vanished with their funds.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

19.
Chan Is Missing (1982) as Production Manager
Set in San Francisco's Chinatown district, two Chinese taxi drivers, one middle-aged and set in his ways, the other youthful and hip, search for an older partner who's vanished with their funds.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

20.
Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006)
A new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, let more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch.
21.
First Person Plural (1999)
When Deann Borshay set out to make a documentary about herself, she realized that she was making a film about three different people from two different countries. She was adopted by the Borshays, a typical middle-class American family. But when she investigated her adoption years later, she found
22.
Exil Shanghai (1996)
By the end of the 1930's, Shanghai, because of it ex-territorial status, became the last possible haven for many European Jews. The film traces the lives of several Germans, Austrians, and Russians whose paths crossed in wartime China. Interviews, photographs, and documents combined with contemporar
23.
Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies, A (1995)
Leading American filmmaker Martin Scorsese's entry in the BFI's "The Century of Cinema" series is three-part, 235-minute odyssey. Showing the same mastery of the documentary form as he has of fictional narratives, he chronicles his self-discovery as a filmmaker, using as touchstones both Hollywood masterworks and unsung B-movies. At the same time, he examines the central conflict in American cinema: the director's need to reconcile his role as a team player with his own personal expression.
24.
Crumb (1994)
Artwork and interviews trace the career of the pioneering underground comics creator.
25.
Dialogues With Madwomen (1994)
A documentary portrait of seven women, including filmmaker Allie Light herself, who have experienced the dark side of the imagination: multiple personality, manic-depression, schizophrenia, euphoria.
26.
In the Shadow of the Stars (1990)
A documentary that takes a look at opera through the eyes of eleven San Francisco Opera choristers -- their stories, ambitions and views of the stars.
27.
Forbidden City U.S.A (1989)
A look at the United States' first all Chinese-American nightclub, which became an international hotspot in San Francisco during the 1930's and 40's.
28.
Ofrenda: The Days of the Dead, La (1989)
A documentary on the Mexican festival La Ofrenda.
29.
Living on Tokyo Time (1987)
Ken is a Japanese-American rock muscian who marries a Japanese girl named Kyoko so that she can remain in the United States. The fact that Kyoko speaks no English is a problem for Ken, who speaks no Japanese. But Ken has a much bigger problem when he begins to fall in love with Kyoko who does not re
31.
Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart (1985)
A mother and daughter are at odds in a Chinese-American family over the fact that the daughter has not married yet.
32.
Times of Harvey Milk, The (1984)
This documentary focuses on the successful career and assassination of San Francisco''s first elected gay councilor.
33.
Chan Is Missing (1982)
Set in San Francisco's Chinatown district, two Chinese taxi drivers, one middle-aged and set in his ways, the other youthful and hip, search for an older partner who's vanished with their funds.

Sound (special)

34.
Zoot Suit Riots (2002) as Additional Sound
In the aftermath of a highly publicized trial for the murder of a young Mexican-American man, Los Angeles erupted in violent riots in June 1943 that scarred race relations for decades to come. For ten straight nights, American sailors armed with makeshift weapons cruised Mexican American neighborhoo
35.
Animals Behaving Badly (2001) as Sound
A chronicle of the efforts of people and wild animals to adapt to each other when their worlds collide. From geese on the golf course and elephant seals in the parking lot, to beavers in the back yard and snakes in the ceiling, the program illustrates how the natural inclinations of animals can take
36.
Harvest of Fear (2001) as Additional Sound
An investigative look at the controversial advancements that biotech scientists have made in genetically altering food. A gene from a jellyfish is placed in a potato plant, making it light up whenever it needs watering. Rice plants are genetically transformed to produce vitamin A, preventing millio
37.
KPFA on the Air (2000) as Additional Sound
Documentary about the country's first listener-supported radio station, KPFA-FM in Berkeley, California, which went on the air in 1949.
38.
Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life (2000) as Sound
Documentary about sports hero Joe DiMaggio. Raised in a poor Italian fishing community in San Francisco, Joe DiMaggio joined the New York Yankees in 1936 and quickly rose to become the star of baseball's golden age.
39.
Barry Levinson on the Future in the 20th Century: Yesterday's Tomorrows (1999) as Sound Mixer
A feature-length documentary on the concept of the future in the 20th century. Director Barry Levison explores our century-long preoccupation with the future and revisits familiar and not so familiar images of the world we expected to see at the end of the 20th century.
40.
Dashiell Hammett. Detective. Writer. (1999) as Sound Recordist
Profile of Dashiell Hammett, a detective turned author who created the character of the hard-boiled detective.
41.
Corpus: A Home Movie For Selena (1999) as Sound Recordist
Profile of Tejana singer Selena, who was on the brink of crossover fame when her murder at age 23 catapulted her into mainstream celebrity.
42.
I'll Make Me a World: A Century of African-American Arts (1999) as Sound Recordist
Documentary examining 20th century African-American art through the stories of African-American writers, poets, painters, sculptors, musicians, dancers, actors and filmmakers.
43.
Robert Townsend on Sex in the 20th Century: From Behind Closed Doors (1999) as Sound
A feature-length documentary on sex in the 20th century. From the strictness of the early 20th century to the sexual abandon of the 1960s and '70s to the safety-conscious society of the '90s, filmmaker Robert Townsend takes a look at the sexual revolution in America.
44.
Silent Spring Revisited (1998) as Sound
Examines new evidence in the debate over the danger of man-made chemicals to human health and the environment.
45.
Free Willy Story: Keiko's Journey Home, The (1996) as Sound Recordist
Documentary about the orca whale who inspired the feature films "Free Willy" and "Free Willy 2." The movie documents the unprecedented attempt to rehabilitate the whale, so he may possibly one day be released back to the wild off the coast of Iceland. Footage includes scenes of Keiko's move from an
46.
Positive: Life With HIV (1996) as Sound ("The Angel")
Multi-part documentary examining life inside the AIDS epidemic, with profiles of people with HIV/AIDS, their families, friends and caregivers. Documentary segments are combined with a blend of performance, satire, animation, music, dance and first-person commentaries by a "chorus" of speakers.
47.
Made in America? (1992) as Sound
A two-part special examining American industry, standard of living and future economic health.
48.
Troubled Paradise (1992) as Sound
Documentary examining the social and political problems facing Hawaii's indigenous population.
49.
Those Wonderful Dogs (1989) as Sound Recording
A "National Geographic Specials" presentation which looks at the history of dogs and the role they play in hunting, war, herding, rescue efforts and helping the handicapped.

Film Production - Main (special)

50.
Hot Summer Winds (1991) as Boom Operator
An adaptation of two short stories by Hisaye Yamamoto. Set in California's Salinas Valley in the late 1930s, a ten-year-old Japanese girl grows up on a farm amidst a mixture of traditional Japanese customs and American popular culture. Presentation of "American Playhouse."

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