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Cast (feature film)

1.
Side by Side (2012)
Join Keanu Reeves on a tour of the past and the future of filmmaking. Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium. Reeves explo
2.
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation (2008)
Examines Australian "Ozploitation" genre cinema from the 1970s and 1980s, as well as the auteurs and actors who brought the films to life. In 1971, with the introduction of the R-certificate, Australia's censorship regime went from repressive to progressive virtually overnight. This cultural explosi

Cinematography (feature film)

4.
Dressmaker, The (2016)
1951. Tilly Dunnage, a beautiful, talented misfit who's been working as a dressmaker in France for the great haute couture designers, returns home to Dungatar, a one-horse town deep in the wheat belt of south-east Australia. After 20 years away, Tilly has been driven back by a recent tragedy, to do
5.
Ender's Game (2013)
A hostile alien race have attacked Earth and only the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham has saved the planet. In preparation for the next attack, the International Military are training only the best children to find the next hero and brilliant and shy Ender Wigginis pulled out of his school to join the elite at Battle School. Ender distinguishes himself and becomes the military''s next great hope. He is promoted to Command School and trained by Rackham himself, to lead the epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.
6.
Mental (2013)
The Moochmore girls are certain they suffer from some kind of undiagnosed neurotic mental issue - because after all, if they're not crazy then they're just unpopular. Unable to cope with her peculiar daughters and her unsupportive, philandering husband Barry, Shirley has a breakdown, living in the w
7.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
The first chapter in the X-Men saga unites Wolverine with several other legends of the X-Men universe in an epic revolution that pits the mutants against powerful forces determined to eliminate them.
8.
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The (2005) as Director Of Photography
Four young adventurers playing hide-and-seek in the country home of an old professor stumble upon an enchanted wardrobe that will take them places they never dreamed. Stepping through the wardrobe door, they are whisked out of World War II London into the spectacular parallel universe known as Narni
9.
Peter Pan (2003)
In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit roo
10.
Anger Management (2003)
After a misunderstanding aboard an airplane that escalates out of control, the mild-mannered Dave Buznik is ordered by Judge Daniels to attend anger management sessions run by Doctor Buddy Rydell, which are filled with highly eccentric and volatile men and women. Buddy's unorthodox approach to thera
12.
Time Machine, The (2002) as Director Of Photography
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.
13.
Moulin Rouge! (2001) as Director of Photography
Christian, a young Bohemian poet living in 1899 Paris, defies his father by joining the colorfully diverse clique inhabiting the dark, fantastical underworld of Paris' now legendary Moulin Rouge. In this seedy but glamorous haven of sex, drugs and newly-discovered electricity, the poet-innocent find
14.
Stepmom (1998)
Jackie and Isabel have nothing in common. One is the ideal mother and the other struggles to be any kind of mother until circumstances force them to share a family and put aside their mutual hostility for the sake of the children. They discover how precious life, love and the ties that bind them really are in this tale about the intricate circumstances surrounding what happens when a man''s new wife learns from his former wife that she is terminally ill with cancer.
15.
Edge, The (1997)
A bookish billionaire, Charles Morse, accompanies his younger model wife, Mickey, to Alaska for a photo shoot. When fashion photographer Robert Green and his assistant Stephen set out on a private plane in search of an Indian to pose for the shoot, Charles comes along for the ride. Stranded after the plane crashes into a lake, the men must formulate a strategy to survive and it is Charles, with his book smarts, who devises many of the best ideas. Stephen, whose bleeding leg attracks a Kodiak bear, is killed leaving only Charles and Robert to continue. Both have become suspicious of each other with Charles beginning to suspect Robert of trying to kill him so that he can continue an affair with Mickey.
16.
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1996)
"Two households, both alike in dignity/In fair Verona (where we lay our scene/From ancient grudge break new mutiny,/Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean/From forth the fatal loins of these two foes/A pair of star-crossed lovers take their lives." These famous lines and the vivid language of S
17.
Nine Months (1995) as Director Of Photography
Samuel and Rebecca have it all. During their near-perfect, five-year relationship, they''ve seen their careers thrive; experienced countless nights of passion in their wonderful San Francisco home; and had the freedom to take off on romantic weekends at whim. And then one day they receive a little surprise... one that will catapult their life of Perfect Order into one of Utter Chaos: Rebecca is pregnant, and Samuel''s life will never be the same. His frenetic new existence begins with an unlikely friendship with a couple of well-meaning, but overbearing parents, Marty and Gail. Then, there''s Rebecca''s first appointment with a friendly but somewhat nervous Russian physician--whose only previous experience has been with four-legged creatures. When Rebecca suggests that his beloved, gleaming red Porsche has to be traded in for a "family" car, Samuel realizes his life may be falling apart at the seams. And all that he''s getting in return is a miracle...
18.
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
The story of a covert war waged against Colombian drug lords by the Central Intelligence Agency.
19.
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
An out of work voice-over actor and his wife get divorced, with the wife gaining custody of the three children. Unhappy with the alotted time given him to spend with the kids, the father dresses up as an old lady and gets a job as the kids'' nanny.
20.
Man Without A Face, The (1993)
A troubled adolescent boy, intent on passing the entrance exam to an exclusive military academy, is mentored by a reclusive, disfigured former teacher.
21.
Patriot Games (1992)
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
22.
Medicine Man (1992)
A doctor conducting research in the Brazilian rain forest discovers a cancer cure, then loses it and falls in love with a colleague who is assisting him.
23.
Career Opportunities (1991)
The first day of work for a teenager at a discount store turns out to be more than he bargained for; he finds himself locked up with the most beautiful girl in town.
24.
Hard Way, The (1991)
An actor famous for his shallow action roles has an upcoming audition for a serious part in a cop movie. To prepare, he arranges to trail a reluctant, tough-as-nails, rule-breaking detective, and winds up getting involved in a real search for the Manhattan serial killer known as The Party Crasher.
25.
Stanley And Iris (1990)
Drama about working women and their lives in a factory, centering around the romance between a baker who falls in love with an illiterate man.
26.
Parenthood (1989)
An extended family''''s members struggle to forget their differences and come together.
27.
See You in the Morning (1989)
When a couple, who have both been married before, decide to marry, they must confront the problems which arise from the children of their previous marriages.
28.
Moving (1988)
A New Jersey mass-transit worker loses his job, and is forced to move his family to Idaho where he is offered the job of a lifetime.
29.
Moon Over Parador (1988)
A Caribbean government minister persuades an American actor to impersonate the country''s dictator, who is actuallly dead.
30.
Predator (1987)
Sent to eliminate a gun-running camp in Central America, Major Dutch Schaeffer and his commandos encounter a skilled, seemingly invisible assassin. As members of their unit begin to disappear, Schaeffer and his soldiers suspect that that their hunter is not of this earth.
31.
Fringe Dwellers, The (1987) as Director Of Photography
Addressing issues of racism and its social effects in Australia, this story follows a young aboriginal woman who seeks a better life for herself and her family.
32.
Orphans (1987) as Director Of Photography
33.
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
Jerry is a homeless man who decides to commit suicide by drowning himself in the Whiteman''s Beverly Hills swimming pool. After Mr. Whiteman rescues him, Jerry''s presence has an impact on the dysfunctional family''s lifestyle.
34.
My Man Adam (1985) as Director Of Photography
35.
King David (1985) as Director Of Photography
The biblical story of David's involvements with Saul, Goliath and Bathsheba.
36.
Harry & Son (1984)
37.
Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
While on a tour of the US, a sweet-natured Russian musician makes the sudden decision to defect. Living in New York City he struggles to attain the "American Dream" and falls in love with an Italian woman in the process.
38.
Blue Skies Again (1983) as Director Of Photography
A hard-hitting, fast, sure-handed baseball player tries to break into the sport by applying for a spot on a minor-league team. The only problem is that the player is female, which engenders resistance and resentment among many players and officials.
39.
Now and Forever (1982) as Director Of Photography
40.
Man From Snowy River, The (1982) as Director Of Photography
41.
Tempest (1982)
A successful architect trades society for a remote Greek island.
42.
On The Run (1982) as Director Of Photography
Harry (Paul Winfield) is an escaped convict from the U.S. who has found shelter for awhile in Australia, at least until he meets Paul (Beau Cox), an orphan who has just witnessed an assassination. Because of what he saw, Paul becomes the next target of the killer.
43.
Puberty Blues (1981) as Camera Operator
44.
Puberty Blues (1981) as Director Of Photography
45.
Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder (1981)
Brian Anderson is an Army medic serving in Vietnam during the war who begins his service with an attitude of looking out only for himself. But to fulfill a promise to a friend who was killed in action, Brian agrees to work in a local orphanage. He gradually becomes so devoted to the children there t
46.
Earthling, The (1981)
Diagnosed with a terminal form of cancer, Patrick Foley has returned to his native Australia to die in the peace and quiet of the wilderness. His simple plan is complicated, however, when he meets Shawn Daley, a young boy who has just lost his parents in an accident, and takes him under his wing. Located far from any civilization, Patrick continues on his mission, but decides to teach Shawn the skills that he'll need to survive after his mentor is dead.
47.
Club, The (1980)
48.
Children of An Lac, The (1980)
Based on film actress Ina Balin's account, this drama documented her efforts together with concerned American volunteer Betty Tisdale (played by Shirley Jones) and a compassionate Vietnamese woman running a Saigon orphanage to rescue as many children as possible and fly them out of the country befor
49.
Club, The (1980)
50.
Breaker Morant (1980)
When his commanding officers make a mistake, an Australian soldier faces court martial.
51.
Journalist, The (1979) as Director Of Photography
Comedy about a womanizing journalist on a Sydney newspaper who confronts job problems and impotence in the context of Australian media and politics of the 1970's. A somewhat lesser Australian film comparable to the American film Shampoo.
52.
Getting of Wisdom, The (1979) as Director Of Photography
53.
Odd Angry Shot, The (1979) as Director Of Photography
54.
My Brilliant Career (1979) as Director Of Photography
A proud young woman in early 20th century Australia must choose between marriage and independence.
55.
Patrick (1978) as Director Of Photography
After the shocking bathtub death of his mother and her lover, the sinister Patrick lays comatose in a small private hospital, his only action being his involuntary spitting. When a pretty young nurse, just separated from her husband, begins work at the hospital, she senses that Patrick is communicating with her, and he seems to be using his psychic powers to manipulate events in her life.
56.
Money Movers (1978)
A security firm guards a large amount of money that is set up to be stolen.
57.
Don's Party (1976)
This film focuses on a wild house party that takes place in a suburban Australian neighborhood in 1969.
58.
Surrender in Paradise (1975) as Director Of Photography
60.
Voice to Be Heard, A (1974) as Director Of Photography
61.
Whatever Happened to Green Valley (1973) as Director Of Photography
62.
Man Who Can't Stop, The (1973) as Director Of Photography
63.
The Adventures of Barry Mckenzie (1972)
An Australian cowboy undergoes numerous adventures as a stand-up comic touring England.

Cinematography (special)

64.
Bob Dylan in Concert (1986)
A special fashioned from tapes of two concerts by Bob Dylan at Sydney, Australia, Entertainment Center on 2/24/86 and 2/25/86.

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