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Assistant Direction (feature film)

1.
Just Like Heaven (2005)
When David sublets his quaint San Francisco apartment, the last thing he expects--or wants--is a roommate. He begins to make a complete mess of the place when a pretty young woman, named Elizabeth, suddenly shows up, adamantly insisting the apartment is hers. David assumes that there''s been a giant misunderstanding, until Elizabeth disappears just as mysteriously as she had appeared. Changing the locks does nothing to deter Elizabeth, who begins to appear and disappear at will--mostly to rebuke David for his personal living habits in her apartment. Convinced that she is a ghost, David tries to help Elizabeth cross over to the "other side." But while Elizabeth has discovered she does have a distinctly ethereal quality--she can walk through walls--she is equally convinced that she is somehow still alive and isn''t crossing over anywhere. As Elizabeth and David search for the truth about who Elizabeth is and how she came to be in her present state, their relationship deepens into love. Unfortunately, they have very little time before their prospects for a future together permanently fade away.
2.
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003) as Second Assistant Director (San Francsico Unit)
Frances Mayes is a 35-year-old San Francisco writer whose perfect life has just taken an unexpected detour. Her recent divorce has left her with terminal writer's block and extremely depressed. Her best friend, Patti, is beginning to think that she might never recover. "Dr. Patti's" prescription: 10
3.
Matrix Revolutions, The (2003) as First Assistant Director (U.S. Model Unit)
In the third installment, the epic war between man and machine reaches a thundering crescendo: the Zion military, aided by courageous civilian volunteers like Zee and the Kid, desperately battles to hold back the Sentinel invasion as the Machine army bores into their stronghold. Facing total annihilation, the citizens of the last bastion of humanity fight not only for their own lives, but for the future of mankind itself. But an unknown element poisons the ranks from within: the rogue program Smith has cunningly hijacked Bane, a member of the hovercraft fleet. Growing more powerful with each passing second, Smith is beyond even the control of the Machines and now threatens to destroy their empire along with the real world and the Matrix. The Oracle offers Neo her final words of guidance, which he accepts with the knowledge that she is a program and her words could be just another layer of falsehood in the grand scheme of the Matrix. With the aid of Niobe, Neo and Trinity choose to travel farther than any human has ever dared to go - a treacherous journey above ground, across the scorched surface of the earth and into the heart of the menacing Machine City. In this vast mechanized metropolis, Neo comes face to face with the ultimate power in the Machine world--the Deus Ex Machina--and strikes a bargain that is the only hope for a dying world. The war will end tonight, with Neo''s destiny and the fate of two civilizations inexorably tied to the outcome of his cataclysmic confrontation with Smith.
4.
Matrix Reloaded, The (2003) as Assistant Director (Motion Capture)
In this second chapter of the "Matrix" trilogy, Neo assumes greater command of his extraordinary powers as Zion falls under siege to the Machine Army. Only a matter of hours separates the last human enclave on Earth from 250,000 Sentinels programmed to destroy mankind. But the citizens of Zion, emboldened by Morpheus'' conviction that the One will fulfill the Oracle''s Prophecy and end the war with the Machines, rest all manner of hope and expectation on Neo, who finds himself stalled by disturbing visions as he searches for a course of action. Strengthened by their love for each other and their belief in themselves, Neo and Trinity choose to return to the Matrix with Morpheus and unleash their arsenal of extraordinary skills and weaponry against the systematic forces of repression and exploitation. But there exist powerful figures within the Matrix who refute the artifice of choice, evading the responsibility it brings as they feed on the emotional truths of others. Meanwhile, there are exiles like Agent Smith, whose inexorable connection to Neo compels him to disobey the system that has called for his deletion. Driven by the humanity he once despised, Smith will consume everything in his path on his quest for revenge. On his treacherous journey toward further insight into the construct of the Matrix and his pivotal role in the fate of mankind, Neo will confront greater resistance, an even greater truth and a more impossible choice than he ever imagined. At the confluence of love and truth, faith and knowledge, purpose and reason, Neo must follow the course he has chosen.
5.
Invisible Circus, The (2001) as Assistant Director (San Francisco)
In 1977, 18-year-old Phoebe O'Connor retraces her older sister Faith's steps through Europe in order to uncover the motives for her sister's suicide. In the course of her travels, she inadvertently meets and falls in love with Wolf, her sister's old boyfriend who may hold the key to the mystery of h
6.
Sphere (1998) as Assistant Director (Water Unit)
A group of scientists are taken by the Navy on a secret underwater mission to explore an alien spaceship. The vessel turns out to be an American ship from the future carrying a golden orb that allows one to manifest their thoughts and fears.
7.
Flubber (1997) as 2nd Assistant Director (2nd Unit)
Professor Phillip Brainard is a man so lost in thought that he appears, at times, not to pay attention. He''s even forgotten two dates to marry his sweetheart Sara. But then this guy''s got a lot on his mind. He''s working with his high-voltage, over-amorous flying robot assistant, Weebo, on an idea for a substance that''s not only a revolutionary new source of energy, but may well be the salvation of his financially troubled Medfield College, where his beloved Sara is the president. Late on the afternoon of his third attempt at a wedding, all of Professor Brainard''s hard work in the lab comes together when he creates a miraculous goo that when applied to any object--cars, bowling balls, even people--enables them to fly thorugh the air at remarkable speeds. The stuff defies gravity and looks like rubber.
8.
Jack (1996) as 2nd Assistant Director
Jack Powell appears to be an average, middle-aged forty year old man--who plays with G.I. Joe and wears Power Ranger pajamas. But Jack is only 10-years-old. He suffers from a genetic disorder that causes him to physically age four times faster than a normal person. Fearing ridicule from the outside world, Jack''s parents have kept him secluded in their home, which they have stocked with every toy a young boy could want. Toys can''t take the place of the real friends which Jack craves. Now he''s about to embark on the greatest adventure of his unusual life--he''s about to enter the fifth grade.
9.
James and the Giant Peach (1996) as 2nd Assistant Director (Live Action Unit)
James, a lonely orphan, is sent to live with his wicked and greedy Aunts Spiker and Sponge. Unwanted and forced to perform their menial chores, the boy dreams about going to New York City--a place, his father once told him, where dreams come true. Then James meets a mysterious old man who gives him a bag of magical glowing green things (crocodile tongues) and tells him that marvelous things will happen. Racing home, James accidentally spills the contents of the bag at the base of a barren old peach tree. To his astonishment, a peach instantly appears on the branch and grows and grows until it reaches 20 feet in diameter. Hungry and curious, James sneaks out that evening and takes a bite of the peach. When a glowing tunnel appears, the frightened boy ventures inside and meets Centipede, Earthworm, Ladybug, Glowworm, Grasshopper and Miss Spider. Rolling out to sea, the giant peach launches its passengers on a series of wildly imaginative adventures with New York City as their final destination.
10.
Angels in the Outfield (1994) as 1st Assistant Director (2nd Unit)
A foster child believes that his luck will change if his beloved California Angels can win the pennant. Meanwhile, the last place team''s manager is trying to turn the club around and save his job. He gets help from an angel named Al who miraculously leads the club to the playoffs.
11.
Made In America (1993) as 2nd Assistant Director (2nd Unit)
A light-skinned 17 year-old girl, conceived by artificial insemination and believing that her father is dead, discovers that he is alive, white, and the obnoxious local cable tv car salesman. She, her African-American bookstore-owner mother, and her newly found father must deal with what this revelation means for them.
12.
Last of His Tribe, The (1992)
A television movie based on the true story about a turn-of-the-century anthropologist who discovers the last surviving member of the Yahi Indians in California.
13.
Class Action (1991) as 2nd Assistant Director
A female corporate lawyer faces off in court against her liberal public defendant father on a case involving faulty car manufacturing.
14.
Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann (1991)
Based on the true story of a teenage girl in a rural Pennsylvania town who in 1966 was kidnapped and held captive by a reclusive man obsessed by his misguided love for her.
15.
Sibling Rivalry (1990) as 2nd Assistant Director
A frustrated housewife gets more excitement than she bargained for when she embarks on an extramarital affair.
16.
Dead Pool, The (1988) as 2nd Assistant Director
San Francisco's "Dirty Harry'' Callahan protects a newswoman and others on a celebrity hit list.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

17.
Always (1989) as Miniature Unit Coordinator (Ilm)
A downed pilot plays celestial wingman to his successor in love and flying.
18.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) as Production Assistant (Ilm)
A tough detective tries to clear a cartoon character charged with murder.
19.
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) as Production Assistant
A millionaire risks everything on a revolutionary new auto design.
20.
Telephone, The (1988) as Production Assistant
Vashti Blue, a struggling actor, takes out her frustrations via the telephone, making prank calls from her apartment.
21.
Howard The Duck (1986) as Production Assistant
Based on the cult comic, a fast-talking, cigar-chomping, beer-guzzling duck from a parallel universe somehow winds up in Cleveland.

Assistant Direction (special)

22.
Mathnet: Despair in Monterey Bay (1992) as 2nd Assistant Director
A special based on the "Mathnet" segment of the PBS series "Square One TV," a math series for 8- to 12-year-olds. Pat and George go undercover and underwater to catch a burglar named Archie Leach.

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