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

Art Director (feature film)

1.
Fifth Element, The (1997) as Art Director (Digital Domain)
A cab driver in the 23rd century finds himself battling an evil force during an apocalyptic war as he tries to secure a mysterious "fifth element."

Visual Effects (feature film)

2.
Time Machine, The (2002) as Digital Paint Lead (Digital Domain/Special Visual Effects & Digital Animation)
Scientist and inventor Alexander Hartdegen is determined to prove that time travel is possible. His determination is turned to desperation by a personal tragedy that now drives him to want to change the past. Testing his theories with a time machine of his own invention, Hartdegen is hurtled 800,000 years into the future. There he finds a post-apocalyptic world where he discovers that mankind has been divided into the hunter... and the hunted.
3.
Red Planet (2000)
In an attempt to colonize Mars, the US sends a group of astronauts to explore the planet.
4.
Waterworld (1995) as Stetson Visual Services (Svsi)
In a world completely covered by water, a lone band of humans search for land using a girl who has a mysterious map tattoed on her back.
5.
On Deadly Ground (1994) as Lead Model Maker (Stetson Visual Services)
After threatening to expose a company for unsafe drilling practices, an oil worker is dumped and abandoned in the wilderness to die. But he is rescued by a tribe of natives who see him as their legendary figure, the Rainbow Warrior.
6.
Cabin Boy (1994) as Lead Model Painter (Stetseon Visual Services)
En route to a luxury ocean cruise, an insufferably snide, spoiled rich kid mistakenly boards "The Filthy Whore," a dilapidated fishing trawler populated by a crew of scurrilous old salts who immediately enlist him as their menial cabin boy.
7.
True Lies (1994) as Lead Model Painter (Svsi)
Marital problems plague an international spy who works for Omega Sector, a top-secret government agency charged with the intervention of nuclear terrorism.
8.
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) as Lead Model Painter (Stetson Visual Services)
A corrupt executive tries to control his company by appointing a small-town boob to replace the president.
9.
Trail Mix-Up (1993) as Model Crew
Roger Rabbit and Baby Herman go on an amusing, disaster-filled camping trip.
10.
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992) as Modelmaker (Stetson Visual Services Company)
Wayne Szalinski inadvertently zaps his two year old son with an enlarging contraption and the overgrown tot sets out on his own.
11.
Batman Returns (1992) as Lead Model Painter (Stetson Visual Services)
Batman's fight against The Penguin is complicated by the appearance of Catwoman.
12.
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) as Model Painter (Stetson)
Bill and Ted are killed by their evil futuristic robot twins and must travel through hell and heaven to enact their revenge.
13.
Die Hard (1988) as Model Painter (Boss Film)
The movie that made Bruce WIllis a bona fide action superstar, "Die Hard" (1988) follows Willis' famous Detective John McClane as he inadvertently becomes embroiled in a hostage situation when his wife's office is taken over by German terrorists. An instant classic upon its release, "Die Hard" is a rip-roaring action film that set a precedent for all later movies in the genre. Alan Rickman also stars in a memorable performance as the devilish Hans Gruber, leader of the terrorist faction.
14.
2010 (1984) as Chief Model Painter
In this sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, a U.S.-Soviet crew investigates a mysterious monolith orbiting Jupiter.
15.
Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, The: Across the 8th Dimension (1984) as Modelmaker
Genius scientist and adventurer Buckaroo Banzai does battle with some aliens that are unleashed after a high-speed car experiment opens another dimension.
16.
Spacehunter (1983) as Miniatures Painter
Three women make an emergency landing on a disease-plagued planet and are captured. One man and his companion are sent to find them.
17.
Brainstorm (1983) as Miniatures
A scientist battles the military for control of a machine that records sensory experiences-including death.

Art Department (feature film)

18.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Aspiring inventor Flint Lockwood is the socially awkward genius behind some of the most bizarre contraptions ever conceived. But even though all of his inventions, from spray-on shoes to a monkey thought translator, have been spectacular failures that caused trouble in his small town, Flint is determined to create something that will make people happy. When Flint's latest machine, designed to turn water into food, accidentally destroys the town square and rockets up into the clouds, he thinks his inventing career is over. Until something amazing happens -- cheeseburgers start raining from the sky. His machine actually works! The food weather is an instant success, and Flint forges a fast friendship with Sam Sparks, the weathergirl who comes to town to cover what she calls "the greatest weather phenomenon in history." But when people greedily ask for more and more food, the machine starts behaving erratically, unleashing spaghetti tornadoes and giant meatballs. With the town about to be buried beneath mountains of marshmallows and waves of watermelons, it's up to Flint and Sam to use their combined expertise to shut down the machine and put everything right.
19.
Australia (2008)
In Australia, on the brink of World War II, an English aristocrat travels to the faraway continent, where she meets a rough-hewn local and reluctantly agrees to join forces with him to save the land she inherited. Together, they embark upon a transforming journey across hundreds of miles of the world's most beautiful yet unforgiving terrain, only to still face the bombing of the city of Darwin by the Japanese forces that attacked Pearl Harbor.
20.
Hancock (2008)
The relationship between a disaffected superhero and a 12 year-old boy.
21.
I Am Legend (2007)
Robert Neville is a brilliant scientist, but even he could not contain the terrible virus that was unstoppable, incurable and manmade. Somehow immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City, and maybe the world. But he is not alone. He is surrounded by "the Infected"-victims of the plague who have mutated into carnivorous beings who can only exist in the dark and who will devour or infect anyone or anything in their path. For three years, Neville has spent his days scavenging for food and supplies and faithfully sending out radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. All the while, the Infected lurk in the shadows, watching Neville's every move, waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But his blood is also what The Infected hunt, and Neville knows he is outnumbered and quickly running out of time.
22.
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
It is the most memorable photograph of World War II, among the greatest pictures ever taken. The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for photography and one of the most-reproduced images in the history of photography, the picture has inspired postage stamps, posters, the covers of countless magazines and newspapers, and even the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima," a picture taken by Associated Press photographer J Rosenthal on February 23, 1945 depicts five Marines and one Navy Corpsman raising the U.S. flag on Mount Suribachi. The image served as a counterpoint for one of the most vicious battles of the war: the fight to take Iwo Jima, a desolate island of black sand barely eight square miles that would prove a tipping point in the Pacific campaign. Lasting more than a month, the fight was a bloody, drawn-out conflict that might have turned the American public against the war entirely, had it not been for the photo, which was taken and published five days into the battle. The photograph made her s of the men in the picture as the three surviving flag-raisers were returned to the U.S. and made into props in the government's Seventh War Bond Tour. Uncomfortable with their new celebrity, the flag-raisers considered the real her s to be the men who died on Iwo Jima; still, the American public held them up as the best America had to offer, the supermen who conquered the Japanese--and then, just as quickly as it had arrived, the glory faded. For two of the surviving flag-raisers, life became a series of compromises and disappointments; for the third, happiness came only by shutting off his war experiences and rarely speaking of them ever again.
23.
Stealth (2005)
U.S. Navy pilots Ben Gannon, Kara Wade and Henry Purcell are part of a close-knit elite division of test pilots flying highly classified stealth fighter jets, referred to only as Talons. They're the best of the best and they know it. Then their commanding officer Cpt. George Cummings introduces the team to their new wingman--an artificial intelligence-based UCAV, nicknamed "EDI." Although Ben is hesitant about taking "the human pilot out of the equation of war," Cummings orders the team to execute their first real mission alongside "EDI." To their amazement, "EDI" proves to be a cracker-jack wingman and they successfully eliminate their target. But on the return trip to their base aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Carl Vinson, "EDI" is struck by lightning. The drone's brain expands in ways its creators could never have predicted. Despite Ben and Henry's reservations, Cummings declares "EDI" ready to rejoin the team in the air. On their next mission against a nuclear-armed warlord in a remote Chinese province, "EDI's" seriously compromised circuitry problems only get worse. Ben decides that the risks of the attack far outweigh the benefits to himself, Henry and Kara, (for whom he has developed a romantic attraction). When he aborts the mission, "EDI" goes against orders and executes the hit anyway. The danger escalates when "EDI" decides to execute a top-secret mission that, if successful, could spiral into worldwide nuclear Armageddon. And only Ben can prevent it.
24.
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The (2003) as Tiger Bay Lead Painter (New Deal Studios Inc)
Allan Quatermain, the world's greatest adventurer, leads a legion of superheroes the likes of which the world has never seen. Quatermain's extraordinary League is comprised of Captain Nemo, Dracula vampiress Mina Harker, an invisible man Rodney Skinner, American secret service agent Sawyer, Dorian Gray, Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde and M--the League's enigmatic recruiter. The League members are staunch individualists, outcasts in fact, with checkered pasts and singular gifts that have been both blessing and curse. Now they must learn to trust each other and work as a team for the very hope of civilization. With little preparation and no time to lose, they will be transported via Captain Nemo's extraordinary submarine, the Nautilus, to the frontline of defense: Venice, Italy. There, a masked madman known as the Fantom plans to sabotage a conference of world leaders by setting off a domino chain of explosions, sinking the entire city. The threat is catastrophic, the risks are staggering. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen has 96 hours to save the world.
25.
Addams Family, The (1991) as Scenic Artist
The Addams family attempts to save their fortune from a group of thieves.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

26.
Where The River Runs Black (1986) as Amazon Animal Effects Crew
A boy raised in the Amazon is brought back to civilization.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

27.
Armageddon (1998)
An oil driller and his crew are hired to rocket out to a gigantic asteroid and blow it up before it slams into the Earth.
28.
Armageddon (1998)
An oil driller and his crew are hired to rocket out to a gigantic asteroid and blow it up before it slams into the Earth.
29.
Toys (1992)
A man tries to save his toy factory from a greedy general bent on making war toys.
30.
Lawnmower Man, The (1992)
A slow-witted teenager develops a super intellect when he becomes a guinea pig for a scientist experimenting with virtual reality.
31.
Toys (1992)
A man tries to save his toy factory from a greedy general bent on making war toys.
32.
Lawnmower Man, The (1992)
A slow-witted teenager develops a super intellect when he becomes a guinea pig for a scientist experimenting with virtual reality.
33.
Hunt For Red October, The (1990)
A russian commander decides to defect taking Russia's newest nuclear sub with him. CIA agent Jack Ryan must track him down.
34.
Hunt For Red October, The (1990)
A russian commander decides to defect taking Russia's newest nuclear sub with him. CIA agent Jack Ryan must track him down.
35.
Vibes (1988)
At the urging of an eccentric, two mismatched psychics team up for a mysterious mission to find a lost city of gold in Ecuador.
36.
Vibes (1988)
At the urging of an eccentric, two mismatched psychics team up for a mysterious mission to find a lost city of gold in Ecuador.
37.
Short Circuit (1986)
A computer expert has manufactured war programmed robots for the government. But when Robot #5 is accidentally struck by lightning, he comes to life. Escaping, he is taken in by a kind woman to see that nothing happens to her new friend.
38.
Short Circuit (1986)
A computer expert has manufactured war programmed robots for the government. But when Robot #5 is accidentally struck by lightning, he comes to life. Escaping, he is taken in by a kind woman to see that nothing happens to her new friend.

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