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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cinematography (feature film)

1.
King Kong (2005) as Grip eng, Addl miniatures unit
It is 1933, and vaudeville actress Ann Darrow has found herself--like so many other New Yorkers during the Great Depression--without the means to earn a living. Unwilling to compromise and allow herself to sink into a career in burlesque, she considers her limited options while aimlessly wandering the streets of Manhattan. When her hunger drives her to unsuccessfully try to steal an apple from a fruit vendor''s stall, she is rescued--literally--by filmmaker and multiple hyphenate Carl Denham. It seems that the entrepreneur-raconteur-adventurer is no stranger to theft, having that day lifted the only existing print of his most recent and unfinished film from under his studio executives'' noses when they threatened to pull his completion funds. Carl has until the end of the day to get his crew onboard the Singapore-bound tramp steamer, the S.S. Venture, in hopes of completing his travelogue/action film. With that, the showman is certain he will finally achieve the personal greatness he knows awaits him around the corner--and although the crew believe that corner to be Singapore, Denham actually hopes to find and capture on film the mysterious place of legend: Skull Island. Unfortunately for Carl, his headlining actress has pulled out of his project, but his search for a size-four leading lady (the costumes have all been made) has, fatefully, led him to Ann. The struggling actress is reluctant to sign on with Denham, until she learns that the up-and-coming, socially relevant playwright Jack Driscoll is penning the screenplay--the fees his friend Carl pays for potboiling adventure are a welcome supplement to Driscoll''s nominal income from his stage plays. With his newly discovered star and coerced screenwriter reluctantly onboard, Denham''s "moving picture ship" heads out of New York Harbor--and toward a destiny that none aboard could possibly foresee.

Visual Effects (feature film)

2.
The Last Samurai (2003) as Spec eff tech
Captain Nathan Algren is a man adrift. The battles he once fought now seem distant and futile. Once he risked his life for honor and country, but, in the years since the Civil War, the world has changed. Pragmatism has replaced courage, self-interest has taken the place of sacrifice and honor is nowhere to be found--especially out West where his role in the Indian Campaigns ended in disillusionment and sorrow. Somewhere on the unforgiving plains near the banks of the Washita River, Algren lost his soul. A universe away, another soldier sees his way of life about to disintegrate. He is Katsumoto, the last leader of an ancient line of warriors, the venerated Samurai, who dedicated their lives to serving emperor and country. Just as the modern way encroached upon the American West, cornering and condemning the Native American, it also engulfed traditional Japan. The telegraph lines and railroads that brought progress now threaten those values and codes by which the Samurai have lived and died for centuries. But Katsumoto will not go without a fight. The paths of these two warriors converge when the young Emperor of Japan, wooed by American interests who covet the growing Japanese market, hires Algren to train Japan''s first modern, conscript army. But as the Emperor''s advisors attempt to eradicate the Samurai in preparation for a more Westernized and trade-friendly government, Algren finds himself unexpectedly impressed and influenced by his encounters with the Samurai. Their powerful convictions remind him of the man he once was. Thrust now into harsh and unfamiliar territory, with his life and perhaps more important, his soul, in the balance, the troubled American soldier finds himself at the center of a violent and epic struggle between two eras and two worlds, with only his sense of honor to guide him.
4.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) as Mechanist/eng, Weta Workshop
As Frodo and Sam infiltrate Mordor, their allies try to protect Rohan from the evil Sauron.
5.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) as Mechanist/Eng, Weta Workshop
The wizard Gandalf enlists a hobbit and a team of adventurers to protect the One Ring from the evil Sauron.
6.
Jack Brown, Genius (1995) as Special Effects Technician
Modern genius-inventor Jack Brown is pitted against a medieval monk who forces him to rebuild his ancient wing system.
7.
Dead Alive (1992) as Special Effects Technician
A son tries to deal with his mother who is slowly turning into a flesh-eating zombie after being bitten by a vicious Sumatran Rat-Monkey.

Make-Up (feature film)

8.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) as Mechanist/Eng, Weta Workshop
The Fellowship of the Ring fights its last desperate battle to save Middle Earth from the forces of evil.
9.
Ugly, The (1997) as Special Makeup Effects (Weta Ltd)
Set in a scrungy mental hospital, the interrogation of a seemingly placid serial killer, Simon Cartwright, by an attractive, self-confident, female psychiatrist, Dr. Shoemaker, who has earned a reputation, and has made headlines getting through to another killer. Told through his repetitive psychede

Film Production - Main (feature film)


Misc. Crew (feature film)

12.
Frighteners, The (1996)
Frank Bannister is a psychic swindler with the perfect business partners. They work cheap... they're dedicated... and they're dead. Possessed with a genuine ability to communicate with the dearly departed, Bannister earns a stiff living by setting up "spirit clearance" scams with his trio of ghostly

Cast (special)

13.
Stealing Millions: Great Bank Robberies (2000)
Documentary that examines three of the greatest bank heists in history through interviews with participants, crime scene photographs, surveillance videos and reenactments.

Visual Effects (TV Mini-Series)

14.
Hercules And The Lost Kingdom (1994)
Hercules, aided by a young woman and a slave-turned-warrior, sets out to find the lost city of Troy in order to help its exiled citizens reclaim their home from the evil Blue Monks.
15.
Hercules In The Maze Of The Minotaur (1994)
When a horrfying man-beast terrorizes the people of Alturia, Hercules dares to confront him and is stunned when he learns the creature''s true identity.

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