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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Lifeforce (1985) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
A space exploration crew brings back a human-looking, vampire-like "space girl," who threatens to bring about an armageddon. Perhaps tongue-in-cheek, it is at turns a science fiction, vampire and disaster film
2.
Krull (1983) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
A young prince must capture a five-bladed sword in order to save his princess and their planets from a terrible monster and his troops.
3.
A Clockwork Orange (1971) as Assistant Director
In a futuristic Britain, a gang of teenagers go on the rampage every night, beating and raping helpless victims. After one of the boys quells an uprising in the gang, they knock him out and leave him for the police to find. He agrees to try "aversion therapy" to shorten his jail sentence. When he is eventually let out, he hates violence, but the rest of his gang members are still after him.
4.
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) as Assistant Director
James Bond fights diamond smugglers and blackmailers in Las Vegas.
5.
Battle of Britain (1969) as Assistant Director
England defends itself against the Nazi Blitz.
6.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) as 1st asst dir
Classic sci-fi epic about a mysterious monolith that seems to play a key role in human evolution.
7.
Robbery (1967) as Assistant Director
A dramatization of the Great Train Robbery. While not a 'how to', it is very detail dependent, showing the care and planning that took place to pull it off.
8.
Beach Red (1967) as Assistant Director
American soldiers fight to take a Japanese-occupied island during World War II.
9.
The Blue Max (1966) as Assistant Director
The tactics of a German fighter pilot offend his aristocratic comrades but win him his country's most honored medal, the Blue Max. The General finds him useful as a hero even though his wife also finds him useful as a love object. In the end the General arranges for him to test-fly an untried fighter.
10.
The Heroes of Telemark (1966) as Assistant Director
Norwegian resistance fighters try to stop Nazi experiments in nuclear warfare.
11.
Ricochet (1966) as Assistant Director
Solicitor Alan Phipps formulates a plan to blackmail his wealthy and unfaithful wife, Yvonne, and at the same time, get revenge against her boyfriend, John Brodie, by setting him up to appear that he is the blackmailer and for Yvonne to kill him. But Brodie, anticipating this predictament, has a hidden agenda behind all this to get the last laugh at Phipps.
12.
Ring of Treason (1964) as Assistant Director
The film is based on the actual events of the Portland Spy Ring trial in the U.K. A disgruntled Navy Clerk is transferred to a secret research establishment and is subsequently black-mailed/paid by Czech intelligence to procure secrets for them. He seduces the secretary who controls the most secret documents, and they enjoy the fruits of their treachery until the British authorities begin to close in on them.
13.
A Shot in the Dark (1964) as Assistant Director
Inspector Clouseau tries to clear a beautiful woman accused of shooting her husband.
14.
Heavens Above! (1963) as Assistant Director
A priest who always speaks the truth shocks his conservative parishioners.
15.
Sword of Lancelot (1963) as 1st, 2d, & 3d asst dir
16.
Waltz of the Toreadors (1962) as 1st, 2d & 3d asst dir
General Fitzhugh, an aging Lothario has an overactive eye for a pretty woman. Despite a long and satisfying career as a seducer extraordinaire, something always seems to get in the way of his bedding the breathtakingly lovely Ghislaine, a more-than-willing town local.

Cinematography (feature film)

17.
Aces High (1977) as Aerial Unit Director
A naive young officer straight from school arrives on the Western front to fight the air war against the Germans. However, the life expectancy of green pilots is not very good.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

18.
King Ralph (1991) as 1st Assistant Director
Through a fluke in royal lineage, a Las Vegas entertainer becomes King of England after the entire royal family is accidentally electrocuted.
19.
Ghost In Monte Carlo, A (1990)
A television movie based on a fantasy/adventure novel by Barbara Cartland set in the south of France. Mistral, a beautiful girl on the edge of adulthood, leaves the convent in which she was raised to live with her Aunt Emilie, unaware that her aunt is a ruthless manipulator who will use anyone to get what she wants. Mistral is quickly enmeshed in a vicious plot of revenge.
20.
Batman (1989) as 1st Assistant Director
The Caped Crusader takes on his deadliest foe -- the Joker.
21.
Farewell to the King (1989) as 1st Assistant Director
In the last days of World War II, a British captain is parachuted into Borneo to organize resistance against the Japanese. In order to accomplish his mission, he must deal with an American who has made himself almost a God in the eyes of the local inhabitants.
22.
Aliens (1986) as Assistant Director
Space marines mount a mission to rescue a colony invaded by deadly creatures.
23.
Lifeforce (1985) as Assistant Director
A space exploration crew brings back a human-looking, vampire-like "space girl," who threatens to bring about an armageddon. Perhaps tongue-in-cheek, it is at turns a science fiction, vampire and disaster film
24.
Eleni (1985) as Assistant Director
A journalist back in Greece investigates his mother's death in the civil war of the late 1940s.
25.
Santa Claus: The Movie (1985) as Assistant Director
Story of how Santa Claus came to be comes to the present when one of his elves, upset over a bad batch of toys, ends up in New York City working for a ruthless toy manufacturer. Santa must them come to his rescue.
26.
Revolution (1985) as Assistant Director
The American Revolution, as seen through the eyes of a common man and his young son, who get caught up in the fight for freedom.
27.
Supergirl (1984) as 1st Assistant Director
Superman's young cousin Kara is also known as Supergirl. When a ring that is a Krypton power source is lost, she is sent to Earth to find it and learns that it is being used as a paperweight. Disguised as meek-mannered high-school student Linda Lee, she faces off against the evil villain Zaltar, who
28.
Scandalous (1984) as 1st Assistant Director
29.
Krull (1983) as Assistant Director
A young prince must capture a five-bladed sword in order to save his princess and their planets from a terrible monster and his troops.
30.
Evil Under The Sun (1982) as Assistant Director
A detective trying to solve a case finds himself on an exclusive island frequented by the rich and famous.
31.
Mirror Crack'd, The (1980) as Assistant Director
32.
Oh, Heavenly Dog! (1980) as 1st Assistant Director
Benjamin Browning is a private detective who is working on uncovering a sex scandal in the world of British politics when he is murdered. Benjamin returns to earth as a dog. Now living with magazine reporter Jackie Howard, Benjamin struggles with the lustful human urges inside his now canine body.
33.
Escape To Athena (1979) as Assistant Director
During the World War II, the prisoners of a German camp in a greek island are trying to escape. They don't want only their freedom, but they also seek for an ineffable treasure hidden in a monastery at the top of the island's mountain.
34.
Wild Geese, The (1978) as Assistant Director
A British multinational seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and due for execution. Just when the team has performed a perfect rescue, the multinational does a deal with the vicious dictator leaving the mercenary band to escape under their own steam and exact revenge.
35.
Medusa Touch, The (1978) as Assistant Director
Morlar, a second class writer, is brutally killed. His head is totally smashed. When Inspector Brunel, a French cop, working in an exchange program in London, and sergeant Duff look up in his appartment, Morlar comes back to life. He resistst all his violations, a medical sensation. The researches show, that all people, who hurt Morlar in any way, died thereafter in a strange way. Above all, to those people belong authorities, as his parents, teachers, priests. Morlar thought, he initiated ALL catastrophies on earth. When he asked Dr.Zonfeld for help and she didn't believe him, he let an airplane crash into a building. Why doesn't he die ? Does it have something to do with the Queen visitig Westminster AbbeY ? And Windscale ?
36.
Aces High (1977) as Assistant Director
A naive young officer straight from school arrives on the Western front to fight the air war against the Germans. However, the life expectancy of green pilots is not very good.
37.
The Deep (1977) as Assistant Director
A vacationing couple runs afoul of modern pirates.
38.
Man With the Golden Gun, The (1974) as Assistant Director
James Bond (Agent 007) must find the missing "Solex Agitator," a device that will harness the sun's radiation and give awesome power to whomever possesses it. Also vying for the prize is Francisco Scaramanga, a world-class assassin who brandishes a distinctive golden gun. When 007 discovers he is to be Scaramanga's next target, he is hurled into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, continuing the search as he evades the killer on his trail. Bond must also contend with Scaramanga's exotic lover Andrea Anders, and Nick Nack, whose small size belies his lethal abilities. Even as 007 enlists the aid of sensuous Mary Goodnight, he must overcome ferocious odds to survive an explosive showdown on Scaramanga's remote island. His adventures draw him into a gripping boat pursuit, a wild automobile chase through Bangkok, and an unthinkable confrontation against an entire martial arts school.
39.
Live and Let Die (1973) as Assistant Director
When James Bond (Agent 007) investigates the murders of three fellow agents, he soon finds himself a target, evading vicious assassins as he closes in on the powerful Kananga. Known on the streets as "Mr. Big," Kananga is coordinating a globally threatening scheme using tons of self-produced heroin. As Bond tries to unravel the mastermind's plan, he meets Solitaire, the beautiful Tarot card reader whose magical gifts are crucial to the crime lord. Bond works his own magic on her, and embarks on a series of adventures, involving voodoo, hungry crocodiles and turbo-charged speedboats.
40.
Mr. Forbush and the Penguins (1971) as Assistant Director
A young london biologist spends most of his time pursuing girls rather than pursuing science. When the opportunity to go to the Antarctic to study a colony of penguins presents itself he agrees to go, not so much for the benefit of science but rather to impress the girl he has recently been chasing. The longer he stays in the Antarctic, however, the more he becomes truly interested in the penguins fight for survival. When the time to go home finally arrives, he is a changed man with a totally new outlook on life.
41.
Heroes of Telemark, The (To Be Deleted) (1965) as Assistant Director
During World War II, two Norwegians uncover a Nazi plan to build nuclear weapons and are left to sabotage it on their own after a British invasion fails.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

42.
Bloodline (1979) as Production Supervisor (London)
Elizabeth Roffe inherits her family-owned multi-national pharmaceutical company and soon finds herself targeted after an investigation reveals her father's death was not an accident.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

43.
Queenie (1987)
A two-part miniseries based on Michael Korda's novel which is reputedly a fictionalized treatment of the life of the late actress Merle Oberon, who was married to Korda's uncle, Alexander Korda. The story deals with an exotic young girl who rises from the slums of Calcutta to the brink of internatio

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