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Film Production - Main (feature film)

1.
Baywatch (2017)
2.
Get a Job (2016)
5.
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of Earth after an epic battle that left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history.while an ancient, powerful new menace se
6.
Date Night (2010)
Dragged down by the daily grind, suburbanites Phil and Claire try to invigorate their marriage by visiting a trendy Manhattan bistro. They get more than romance when mistaken identity hurtles them into an incredible adventure involving corrupt cops, a mob boss and a crazy cab driver.
7.
Date Night (Theatrical) (2010)
In the harrowing days following 9/11, an elite U.S. Special Forces unit, led by Captain Mitch Nelson, is chosen to be the first U.S. soldiers sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission in response to the attacks. Leaving their families behind, the team is dropped into the remote, rugge
8.
Wolfman, The (2010)
Lawrence Talbot's childhood ended the night his mother died. After he left the sleepy Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor, he spent decades recovering and trying to forget. But when his brother's fiancée, Gwen Conliffe, tracks him down to help find her missing love, Talbot returns home to join the search.
9.
Role Models (2008)
Two salesmen, Wheeler and Danny, trash a company truck on an energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest, the court gives them a choice: do hard time or spend 150 service hours with a mentorship program. After one day with the kids, however, jail doesn''t look half bad. Surrounded by annoying do-gooders, Danny struggles with every neurotic impulse to guide Augie through the trials of becoming a man. Unfortunately, the guy just dumped by his girlfriend has only sarcasm to offer a bashful 16-year-old obsessed with medieval role play. Meanwhile, charming Wheeler tries to trade in an addiction to partying and women to assist a fifth-grader named Ronnie in redirecting his foul-mouthed ways. It would probably help if Ronnie''s new mentor wasn''t an overgrown adolescent whose idea of quality time includes keggers in Venice Beach. Once the center''s ex-con director gives them an ultimatum, Danny and Wheeler are forced to tailor their brand of immature wisdom to their charges. And if they can just make it through probation without getting thrown in jail, the world''s worst role models will prove that, sometimes, it takes a village idiot to raise a child.
10.
Get Smart (2008)
Maxwell Smart is on a mission to thwart the latest plot for world domination by the evil crime syndicate known as KAOS. When the headquarters of U.S. spy agency Control is attacked and the identities of its agents compromised, the Chief has no choice but to promote his ever-eager analyst Maxwell Smart, who has always dreamt of working in the field alongside stalwart superstar Agent 23. Smart is partnered instead with the lovely-but-lethal veteran Agent 99. Given little field experience and even less time, Smart--armed with nothing but a few spy-tech gadgets and his unbridled enthusiasm--must thwart the doomsday plans of KAOS head Siegfried.
12.
Longest Yard, The (2005) as Dolly Grip
When former NFL player Paul Crewe is sent to prison, the warden forces him to transform a diverse group of inmates into a football team. Unlikely teammates, the convicts unite when they find out who they are playing: the guards. With the help of fellow inmates Nate Scarborough and Caretaker, Crewe promises the cons a chance to exact revenge in a bone-crushing showdown where anything goes.
13.
Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
After faithfully and happily celebrating Christmas their entire lives, and with their daughter Blair in Peru to serve a stint in the Peace Corps, Luther and Nora Krank are facing the prospect of a very lonely holiday. One blustery Chicago night, Luther glances longingly at an alluring poster in a tr
14.
Alamo, The (2004) as "B" Camera Dolly Grip
The roads cross at San Antonio de Bexar at a small, ruined mission called The Alamo--a place where myth meets history and legend meets reality. In the spring of 1836 nearly 200 Texans--men of all races who believed in the future of Texas--held the fort for thirteen days under siege by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, ruler of Mexico and commander of its forces. Led by three men--the young, brash Colonel William Travis; the violent, passionate James Bowie; and the larger-than-life living legend Davy Crockett--the Texans and their deeds at the Alamo would pass into history as General Sam Houston''s rallying cry for Texas independence. As well, their actions would become legend for their symbolic significance.
15.
Veronica Guerin (2003) as Key Grip
In the mid-1990s, Dublin was nothing short of a war zone, with a few powerful drug lords battling for control. Their most fearsome opponent was not the police, but the courageous journalist Veronica Guerin, who covered the crime beat with unmatched intensity. As she investigated and exposed the "pus
16.
Bruce Almighty (2003) as Dolly Grip
Bruce Nolan is a local Eyewitness News TV reporter in Buffalo, New York, best known for doing human interest stories--which makes everyone happy but him. Bruce would much rather be replacing the soon-to-retire anchorman. Essentially, Bruce is disconnected with everything in his life and rarely misses an opportunity to complain about it. He has a loving girlfriend, Grace, who runs a day care center and adores Bruce in spite of his negativity. Bruce is handed a great opportunity when he''s asked to do the 23rd anniversary of Niagra Falls'' famed Maid of the Mist boat, which will air live during sweeps. But the mist hits the fan when it''s announced on-air--just before Bruce goes live--that the co-anchor position, about to be vacated, is going to Bruce''s superficial rival. In front of millions of viewers, Bruce has an on-camera meltdown, punctuated by a four-letter word not yet cleared for network television. On this worst day of Bruce''s life, he''s fired from the station, beaten up by a gang of toughs, and his car is vandalized. Furious, Bruce rails and rages against the Lord for his rotten luck--which is followed by a curious set of signs, one of which leads him to an old building called Omni Presents, Inc. There, Bruce meets a janitor who reveals himself to be who he really is. He''s heard Bruce''s complaints and now has an offer for the choleric newscaster. By endowing Bruce with all his powers, God challenges him to take on the job and see if he can do any better!
17.
Reign of Fire (2002) as Grip (2nd Unit)
In present-day London, twelve-year-old Quinn watches as his mother, a construction engineer, inadvertently wake an enormous fire-breathing dragon from its centuries-long slumber. Twenty years later, much of the world has been scarred by the beast and its offspring. As a fire chief, Quinn is responsible for warding off the dragons and keeping a small community alive as they struggle to maintain a meager existence. Then along comes hotshot American, Van Zan, who says he has a way to kill the dragons and save mankind--a way Quinn''s never seen done.
18.
We Were Soldiers (2002) as Dolly Grip Operator
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.
19.
Dragonfly (2002) as Dolly Grip
When Dr. Joe Darrow''s young wife Emily dies in a tragic bus crash, he is devastated. He returns to his work, treating sick children. Soon some of the children start to have remarkably similar near-death experiences, and Joe begins to wonder if the spirit of his late wife is trying to contact him.
20.
Cast Away (Theatrical) (2000)
Madeline has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theater troupe. When the workshop's ambitious director pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur. The res
21.
Charlie's Angels (2000) as Dolly Grip
Three beautiful private detectives who work for a suave playboy boss are called in to rescue soon-to-be billionaire software mogul Eric Knox, when he is kidnapped from his office at Knox Technologies. While rough-and-tumble Alex, wild-child Dylan, and nerdy Natalie use an impressive array of high-tech gadgetry and martial arts moves to retrieve Knox from the clutches of rival Roger Corwin and his goons, they unwittingly become embroiled in a battle to protect the world from a wide-scale invasion of privacy that threatens to occur when good technology falls into the hands of bad people.
22.
Cast Away (2000) as Dolly Grip
Chuck Noland, an engaged, workaholic Federal Express inspector, travels around the world testing the effectiveness of international shipping offices. His frenetic schedule puts a strain on his relationship with longtime girlfriend Helen. But when a plane crash leaves him stranded and isolated from other human beings on a remote Pacific island for four years, Chuck slowly becomes transformed both mentally and physically as he attempts to survive. This harrowing personal struggle ultimately brings him to a simple Zen-like understanding of what things in this world -- in his world -- are truly important.
23.
What Lies Beneath (2000) as Crane Grip
It had been a year since Dr. Norman Spencer betrayed his beautiful wife Claire. But with Claire oblivious to the truth and the affair over, Norman''s life and marriage seem perfect--so perfect that when Claire tells him of hearing mysterious voices and seeing a young woman''s wraithlike image in their home, he dismisses her mounting terror as delusion. However, as Claire moves closer to the truth, it becomes clear that this apparition will not be dismissed, and has come back for Dr. Norman Spencer... and his beautiful wife.
24.
Angela's Ashes (1999) as Key Camera Grip
In 1935, when it is more common for Irish families to leave their famine-stricken country for America, the impoverished McCourt family do the reverse. Following the sudden death of her 7-week-old daughter, Angela and her unemployable, alcoholic husband, Malachy Sr. set sail from New York Harbour to
25.
Agnes Browne (1999) as Key Grip
Set in Dublin in 1967, the story of feisty woman, who along with her seven children, learns to cope with adversity after the unexpected death of her husband. As Agnes finds her finances waning, she struggles to make ends meet, and eventually winds up selling fruits and vegetables at her Market Stree
26.
Blast from the Past (1999) as Dolly Grip
In the early 1960s, America was in the grip of Cold War paranoia. Calvin Webber was more paranoid than most and built his family a huge bomb shelter. Mistaking a plane crash for a nuclear attack, he moved his family to the shelter, where son Adam was born and spent the first 30 years of his life. When Adam finally emerges, he knows nothing of the contemporary world. He is a man out of time. Then he meets Eve: young, feisty and cynical, she is definitely a woman of her time. But the more Eve watches Adam''s innocence and incomprehension of the strange world around him, the more she begins to find herself falling in love.
27.
My Favorite Martian (1999) as Dolly Grip
An ambitious television reporter Tim O'Hara stumbles upon a real-life Martian whose space ship has crash landed on Earth. Believing this is the story of the millennium and his chance for a Pulitzer Prize, Tim makes his plans to expose the Martian, who, posing as Tim's Uncle Martin, takes human form
28.
Bone Collector, The (1999) as Dolly Grip (Montreal Crew)
Lincoln Rhyme, a New York City detective specializing in forensics, was once the country's leading criminologist. Following a near-fatal injury in the line of duty, Rhyme is left bed-bound, his arms and legs useless, and with little will to live. Feisty, street-smart policewoman Amelia Donaghy is on
29.
Wild Wild West (1999) as Dolly Grip
Special government agent James West and his co-hort Artemus Gordon, team up to thwart the diabolical Dr Arliss Loveless who is plotting to assassinate the President of the United States with the aid of a huge, walking weapon-transport vehicle called "The Tarantula."
30.
Snow Falling on Cedars (1999) as Crane Grip (Washington/Los Angeles Crew)
Ishmael is a local reporter covering a murder trial involving the 1954 death of a fisherman in a small island community in the Pacific Northwest. What first looks like a straight-forward case soon turns into a unnerving series of mysteries, intensified by flashbacks to WWII Japanese concentration ca
31.
General, The (1998) as Key Grip
Based on the story of Martin Cahill, a notorious Dublin gangster who was the mastermind behind a series of daring robberies that stunned Ireland in the 1980s. In a twenty-year career marked by obsessive secrecy, brutality and meticulous planning, Martin Cahill stole over 60 million dollars. Despite
32.
Inventing the Abbotts (1997) as Dolly Grip
In a small Illinois village in the 1950s, everyone knows the gorgeous and rich Abbott sisters, but working-class brothers Jacey and Doug Holt are the lads that have the girls' hearts. While shy Doug only has eyes for Pamela, womanizing Jacey switches between sisters Eleanor and Alice. His mistreatme
33.
Turbulence (1997) as Best Boy Grip (2nd Unit)
On a stormy Christmas Eve, a young female flight attendant is forced to land a 747 jumbo jet after the crew is murdered by an escaping prisoner en route to Los Angeles International Airport.
34.
Trojan Eddie (1996) as Camera Grip
John Power is the leader of the local travellers who has settled into small-town life with a fancy car and string of business interests. Trojan Eddie has worked for Power since leaving prison and is employed as a salesman. Selling is what Eddie does best. From the back of his Trojan van, Eddie sell
35.
Michael Collins (1996) as Camera Grip
Michael Collins came of age in the early 20th century, when a monumental history of oppression and bloodshed had divided Ireland and its people, making hatred and distrust a national heritage and a way of life. In 1916, in what became known as the Easter Uprising, Irish revolutionaries surrendered after a six-day standoff at Dublin''s General Post Office to the overwhelming military power of the British forces. Many followers, including Michael Collins and his close friend Harry Boland, were imprisoned. Upon their release, they found themselves the new leaders of the Irish independence movement. Collins'' efforts to create a free and peaceful country, like the epic history of Ireland itself, would encompass romance and violence, valor and rage, burning hope and fiery tragedy. It would result in both the triumph of the free Irish Republic and the terror in Northern Ireland that continues to make bloody headlines today. And it would forever change the ways people wage wars of independence.
36.
Tin Cup (1996) as Dolly Grip
If Roy "Tin Cup" McAvoy had played it safe, he might have been golfing on the pro tour instead of giving lessons at a driving range in the tiny West Texas town of Salome. And he wouldn''t be sacrificing his dignity to David Simms, a PGA star and longtime rival, by accepting a job as his caddie. Roy should have controlled what his best friend, Romeo Posar, called his "inner demons." When Dr. Molly Griswold walked onto his green, he should have settled for giving the lady psychologist golf lessons and never allowed himself to fall in love with her. But something about Molly''s rational mind, her sharp wit, and her long legs makes it clear to Tin Cup that once again, he''s not going to play it safe. Even though she''s already Simms'' girlfriend. Roy has to win Molly with a gesture so grand that nothing less than her undying adoration would be an appropriate response. And suddenly, inspiration strikes: All Roy has to do is win the U.S. Open - the most difficult tournament in the pro golfing world.
37.
Moondance (1995) as Camera Grip
The lives of two teenage boys are changed with the arrival of a German girl.
38.
Braveheart (1995) as "A" Camera Grip
In the late 13th century, Sir William Wallace leads the Scots in a revolt against King Edward I of England.
39.
Waterworld (1995) as Dolly Grip
Centuries of global warming have caused the polar ice caps to melt, flooding the earth as civilization is left adrift. The inhabitants of this once-flourishing planet cling to life on incredible floating cities, their existence constantly threatened by Smokers--bands of marauding pirates who roam th
40.
Family, The (1994) as Grip
The routine, everyday lives of struggling working-class family--dominated by Charlo, a brutish and overbearing patriarch who physically and emotionally abuses his wife Paula and their children.
41.
Being Human (1994) as Camera Grip
In five different ages of western human history (the Bronze age, the Roman Empire, medieval Europe, the 16th century and the present day) a man searches for his lost family.
42.
Cobb (1994) as Dolly Grip
Thirty-five years past the prime of his legendary career, Ty Cobb summons Al Stump, the most successful freelance sports journalist of his era, to help him write his autobiography. As they travel together to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Stump dodges Cobb''s drunkenly aimed bullets and withering verbal assaults and learns more than he ever wanted to know about Cobb--not only of his greatness, but of his egomania, bigotry, rage and basic contempt for all of mankind. Disturbed by the contrast he discovers between Cobb''s stunning achievements and his contemptible personality, Stump struggles to decide on the direction his book should take: Should he write the real story of the man or maintain the myth?
43.
Forrest Gump (1994) as Crane Grip
A mentally challenged man stumbles through formative events in U.S. history.
44.
In the Name of the Father (1993) as Key Grip
Story of Gerry Conlon, purported ringleader of the Guildford Four, a group of three Irishmen and one English woman wrongly imprisoned for the 1974 IRA bombing of a pub in Guildford, England, that left five people dead. Conlon's father Guiseppe was subsequently imprisoned along with six other Conlon
45.
Frankenstein (1993)
A retelling of the 1816 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley novel, "Frankenstein." A scientist creates a living being from body parts with disastrous results.
46.
Last Action Hero (1993) as Dolly Grip
A teenage boy''s unfulfilling life takes a strange turn when he gets sucked into an action film and teams up with its hero, Jack Slater.
47.
Three Musketeers, The (1993) as Dolly Grip
D''Artagnan is invited to join the three Musketeers on a mission to stop a plot by the King''s advisor, Cardinal Richelieu, to overthrow the crown. On his journey, D''Artagnan falls in love with a lovely lady, who is not all that she seems to be.
48.
Far And Away (1992) as Key Grip (Ireland Crew)
A turn-of-the-century story of two young Irish immigrants, he poor and she rich, who flee their homeland to settle in the American West.
49.
Distinguished Gentleman, The (1992) as Company Grip
A conman is elected to Congress where he takes advantage of his power to the fullest, until he falls in love with a lobbyist who tries to make him do something worthwhile.
50.
City of Joy (1992) as Camera Grip
Set in an impoverished section of Calcutta, story of a dispirited American doctor, a British woman who runs a clinic for the poor and an Indian couple whose lives come together as they face the ravages of the city.
51.
Far And Away (1992) as Dolly Grip
A turn-of-the-century story of two young Irish immigrants, he poor and she rich, who flee their homeland to settle in the American West.
52.
Patriot Games (1992) as Dolly Grip
Vacationing with his wife and daughter in London, former CIA agent Jack Ryan steps in to stop the assassination of an English minister, killing a terrorist in the process. The terrorist's brother also happens to be an IRA radical and stalks Ryan back to the United States for revenge. A high-stakes g
53.
City Slickers (1991) as Grip
The story of three men turning 40 who go on a Montana cattle drive.
54.
Miracle, The (1991) as Grip
The fantasies of a teenage boy turn to obsession in this mysterious story set in a small seaside town outside Dublin.
55.
Commitments, The (1991) as Grip
A group of discouraged young people form a rock band and bring soul music to Dublin.
56.
Field, The (1990) as Grip
When the field he doesn't own, but has teneded to lovingly for years, is threatened with commercial development, a devout Irish farmer fiercely defends it.
57.
Dances With Wolves (1990) as Dolly Grip
A soldier stationed in North Dakota leaves his post to join a nearby Sioux tribe.
58.
Fabulous Baker Boys, The (1989) as Key Rigging Grip
Two brothers hire a female singer to help their dwindling duo piano-playing act.
59.
Courier, The (1988) as Grip
60.
Caddyshack II (1988)
After his social-climbing daughter falls in love with one of the members, a self-made Armenian millionaire tries and fails to gain entry into Bushwood Country Club to please his social-climbing daughter. Snubbed by the hoity toity members, the man retaliates by purchasing Bushwood and turning it int
61.
Kindred, The (1987) as Key Grip
62.
Shy People (1987) as Grip
A New York journalist fed up with city life and concerned for the welfare of her trendy daughter, takes off for the deep south in search of her great uncle.
63.
Kindred, The (1987) as Dolly Grip
64.
Dangerously Close (1986) as Grip
65.
P.O.W. the Escape (1986) as Grip
66.
Playing for Keeps (1986) as Grip
67.
Children in the Crossfire (1984)
Four Catholic and Protestant children from war-town Ireland have their lives and attitudes changed after a summer in the U.S. with foster families. This drama is a companion piece of sorts to director George Schaefer's Emmy Award-winning "A War of Children" of a decade earlier, dealing with another

Film Production - Lighting/Electrical (feature film)

68.
Double Obsession (1994) as 3rd Electrician
A fatal attraction story, involving a lesbian's infatuation with her college roommate.
69.
Prisoner of Honor (1991)
Set in turn-of-the-century France about an anti-Semitic army officer who challenges the massive government coverup in the imprisonment of Alfred Dreyfus for espionage.
70.
Antonia & Jane (1990) as Electrician
Two old friends, one a cool beauty, the other a masochistic lost soul, reunite once a year for lunch.
71.
Diamond Skulls (1989) as Generator Operator
A successful man becomes obssessed with the idea that his beautiful wife is unfaithful to him, leading him to murder and an eventual breakdown.

Film Production - Main (special)

72.
One-on-One With David Frost: Lauren Bacall (2000) as Grip
Actress Lauren Bacall shares her life story with David Frost. Bacall speaks of her rise to fame, the scars of childhood left by the father who abandoned her family, anti-Semitism on both coasts, the years of her marriage to Humphrey Bogart and her life today.
73.
Sexual Healing (1993) as Dolly Grip
A lonely man and an unhappily married woman "meet" over a phone sex line.
74.
Eagles and The Trumpets, The (1992) as Grip
Things do not go as planned when a young couple plan a romantic weekend away.
75.
Wide Net, The (1987) as Bestboy
An "American Playhouse" presentation adapted from Eudora Welty's story about a young couple coming of age in the American South in 1933. Set in rural Mississippi, the story focuses on the turbulent relationship of a young married couple -- William Wallace and his wife Hazel. Recently wed, their youn

Film Production - Lighting/Electrical (special)

76.
Inspector Morse, Series VII: Greeks Bearing Gifts (1994) as Generator Operator
Two-part episode in the crime-solving exploits of Oxford Police Inspector Morse. When Morse gets little help from Oxford's tightly-knit Greek community during the investigation of a Greek chef's murder and the disappearance of a baby, the Police Inspector discovers a link between the University's cl
77.
Inspector Morse, Series VII: Who Killed Harry Field? (1994) as Generator Operator
Two-part episode in the crime-solving exploits of Oxford Police Inspector Morse. A hack painter who steals ideas and brush techniques from famous artists is mysteriously killed.
78.
Second Time Around (1993) as Generator Operator
Inspector Morse's investigation of the killing of a former colleague reminds him of the unsolved murder of a woman 18 years before.
79.
Driven to Distraction (1992) as Electrician
A two-part "Mystery!" presentation which continues the adventures of Inspector Morse of the Oxford, England, police. Morse is convinced that a car dealer is the link between the fatal stabbings of two young women.
80.
Masonic Mysteries (1992)
A two-part "Mystery!" presentation. Continues the adventures of Inspector Morse of the Oxford, England, police. At a rehearsal for "The Magic Flute," Morse is found backstage holding a knife over a dead body and is arrested on suspicion of murder.
81.
Sins of the Fathers, The (1992) as Electrician
Continues the adventures of Inspector Morse of the Oxford, England, police. Morse must solve the murder of the director of a family-owned brewery.
82.
Masonic Mysteries (1992)
A two-part "Mystery!" presentation. Continues the adventures of Inspector Morse of the Oxford, England, police. At a rehearsal for "The Magic Flute," Morse is found backstage holding a knife over a dead body and is arrested on suspicion of murder.
83.
Driven to Distraction (1992) as Generator Operator
A two-part "Mystery!" presentation which continues the adventures of Inspector Morse of the Oxford, England, police. Morse is convinced that a car dealer is the link between the fatal stabbings of two young women.

Misc. Crew (special)

84.
Sins of the Fathers, The (1992) as Genny Operator
Continues the adventures of Inspector Morse of the Oxford, England, police. Morse must solve the murder of the director of a family-owned brewery.

Film Production - Main (TV Mini-Series)

85.
Empire Falls (2005)
Miles Roby is the proprieter of the local diner, Empire Grill, where everyone gathers in the once prosperous mill town of Empire Falls. Divorced with a teenage daughter, Miles comes to a crossroads in his life where the past of this sleepy, New England town catches up with the present to make clear

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