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Art Director (feature film)

1.
Road to Wellville, The (1994) as Art Director
Set in 1907, this satire on health fanaticism in turn-of-the-century America takes place at Dr. John Kellogg''s famous Battle Creek sanitarium, known as the "temple of health."
2.
Firm, The (1993) as Art Director
Tom Cruise learns that if something looks too good to be true, it probably is, when he accepts an excessively lucrative offer from a Memphis firm after graduating from Harvard Law. In this thriller from director Sydney Pollack, based on the bestselling novel by John Grisham, Cruise''s ambitious character Mitch McDeere discovers that the firm''s prosperity is a direct result of its mob ties. When the murders and seductions pile up, Mitch must get to the truth and get out alive. Also starring Oscar winner Gene Hackman, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Paul Sorvino, and Ed Harris.
3.
Jennifer Eight (1992) as Art Director
A police detective connects a series of brutal murders and falls in love with the killer's next victim; a young, blind woman he has sworn to protect.
4.
Billy Bathgate (1991) as Art Director; Art Director (North Carolina Crew)
In 1930s New York City, a teenage boy rises in the mob with the assistance of boss and notorious gangster Dutch Schultz.
5.
Mississippi Burning (1988) as Art Direction
FBI agents investigate the murders of civil rights workers in the South.
6.
Shoot To Kill (1988) as Art Direction
A city cop enlists a mountain guide to track a criminal in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest.
7.
Housekeeping (1987) as Art Direction
After their mother's suicide, two young girls are left in the care of their eccentric aunt.
8.
That Secret Sunday (1986)
A police cover-up of the murder of two young women at a wild party and the possible faking of a story by an overzealous young reporter seeking instant newspaper stardom is the theme of this suspense drama, filmed entirely in Vancouver as "Betrayal of Trust."

Production Designer (feature film)

9.
Alpha (2018)
An epic survival story set 20,000 years ago during the last Ice Age.
10.
Boy, The (2016)
11.
Smile as Big as the Moon, A (2012)
Inspired by a true story, a high school special education teacher works to achieve a dream- to take his students to NASA's Space Camp.
12.
Beyond the Blackboard (2011)
Based on the true story of Stacey Bess, a teacher who gets her first job teaching grades one through six in a rundown homeless shelter.
13.
Case 39 (2010)
Devoted family services specialist Emily Jenkins has seen it all - lies, neglect, abuse - domestic horrors of every type. That is, until she takes on Case 39: the case of 10-year-old Lillith Sullivan, whose eerie, secretive family leaves Emily shaken and disturbed. When Lillith's parents attempt to
14.
Dog Named Christmas, A (2009)
A disabled young man struggles with his father about the decision to adopt a dog for a few days during the Christmas season.
15.
Numb (2007)
A screenwriter suffers from acute depersonalization disorder, a condition so alienating and sanguine that it makes the chronically depressed look perky. When he falls for a girl, he puts himself through every single therapy in the book in order to win her love.
16.
Eight Below (2006) as Production Designer
The fierce Antarctic winter is just setting in when an intrepid team of explorers and scientists on a research mission-survival guide Jerry Shepard, his best friend and cartographer Cooper and the rugged geologist Davis--just narrowly escape a fatal accident, thanks to their steadfast team of eight skilled sled dogs. Forced to evacuate, the men must leave the beloved dogs behind in the frozen wilds--with a promise they will return. But when the storm of the century approaches, cutting off all means of travel, the dogs are stranded. Now, as the intelligent, courageous dogs--including noble pack leader Maya, rambunctious rebel Shorty and rising young alpha-in-training Max--fight to make it through the most unforgiving winter on the planet, the heartbroken Jerry is driven to mount a seemingly impossible rescue mission, aided by a beautiful and adventurous bush pilot, Katie. Held together only by unwavering bonds of friendship, the humans and the dogs alike make a remarkable journey of grit, endurance and belief to find one another again in this spectacular but perilous land.
17.
Miracle (2004) as Production Designer
The inspiring story of the team that transcended its sport and united a nation with a new feeling of hope. Based on the true story of one of the greatest moments in sports history, the tale captures a time and place where differences could be settled by games and a cold war could be put on ice. In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team''s coach, Herb Brooks, took a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation yearning from a distraction from world events. With the world watching the team rose to the occasion, prompting broadcaster Al Michaels'' now famous question, to the millions viewing at home: Do you believe in miracles? Yes!
18.
Freddy vs. Jason (2003) as Production Designer
Freddy Krueger is in hell--literally. It''s been nearly ten years since Krueger invaded peoples'' dreams to exact his deadly form of revenge and murder. But now, his memory has been systematically erased by a town determined to put an end to Freddy once and for all. Potential victims have been drugged to prevent them from dreaming, rendering impotent the master of nightmares They''ve eliminated their fear of Freddy, absolute torture for an egomaniac psychopath who''s a legend in his own mind. Like an inmate with a life sentence, Freddy''s been reduced to plotting a fantastic revenge that will never happen. Until, that is, Freddy resurrects Jason Voorhees, the equally iconic madman and the perfect means for Freddy to once again instill fear on Elm Street, creating a window of opportunity for him to emerge from his purgatory. Recognizing how easily manipulated Jason is, Freddy tricks Voorhees into journeying to Springwood to start a new reign of terror.
19.
Brother's Keeper (2002)
When a man escapes from a maximum-security prison, his sister, a homicide detective, must track him down. He plays a cat-and-mouse game with her by leaving clues at the site of his murders, clues that she must unravel and which relate to childhood games they played together.
20.
Texas Rangers (2001) as Production Designer (Mexico)
In the 1870s, on the lawless border between Texas and Mexico, the oldest law enforcement agency in America was born: the Texas Rangers, who became an enduring symbol of honor and valor. It was a time when Mexican banditos were raiding the border, Indian tribes were battling for their traditional lands and settlers were pushing west by the thousands lured by the promise of a new life. The rustic country along the Rio Grande River was in chaos as gangs raided farms and family ranches, then took refuge south of the river, beyond the reach of local sheriffs and the US Army. Only the Texas Rangers had a chance to turn the tide and bring justice back to the people. One legendary man, Leander McNelly, is chosen to lead a band of unlikely heroes- many of them young, inexperienced men -in a battle with the renegade outlaws who made the Texas frontier the most dangerous place in America.
21.
6th Day, The (2000) as Production Designer
In the near future when the cloning of all species except for humans is legal, family man Adam Gibson comes home from work one day to discover that a clone has replaced him. He must next save himself from the assassins who need to destroy him in order to protect their secret. Then he must uncover who and what is behind the horrible things happening to him.
22.
Final Destination (2000) as Production Designer
Alex Browning is among a group of high school students readying themselves for a trip to Europe. When he suddenly has a premonition that their airplane will crash, he screams out in panic to warn the others, but instead he is thrown off of the plane. Alex is luckily one of seven students who skip the flight -- getting off the aircraft moments before an explosion rips through the cabin, decimating the plane in midair. However, the seven students soon find out that the Grim Reaper doesn''t like to be cheated when the surviving students start dying mysteriously--one by one.
23.
Lake Placid (1999) as Production Designer
Welcome to Black Lake. Its placid waters compliment the pristine Maine wilderness it borders. This tranquil setting is probably the last place you''d expect a gruesome fatality. But then it''s also the last place you''d expect to find a 30-foot, narrow-snouted, multi-toothed, reptile of the species Crocodylus--an eating machine more commonly known as a crocodile. It is at this lake where an emotionally fragile, nature-phobic, New York paleontologist who''s been reluctantly dispatched for her first real field assignment, teams up with an eccentric billionaire to find this menace.
24.
Rose Hill (1997)
Adaptation of Julie Garwood's novel "For the Roses." In 1866 New York, a gang of orphaned street kids "adopts" an hours-old abandoned girl, whom they name Mary Rose. The "family" leaves New York to start a new life in the American West, where they eventually establish a thriving Montana cattle ranch
25.
Mr. Magoo (1997) as Production Designer
Myopic millionaire Mr. Quincy Magoo accidentally takes possession of a cache of stolen gems and becomes the target of evil culprits. Despite their efforts, however, Magoo consistently escapes unharmed and remains oblivious to the dangers that surround him. Magoo ultimately nabs the villains with the help of his nephew Waldo and his trusting bulldog Angus.
26.
Bliss (1997) as Production Designer
When Joseph finds out his wife, Maria has been secretly engaged in an unconventional type of sex therapy known as Tantric sexual healing with another man, he is devastated. As a result their marriage hits an impasse and Joseph decides to overcome this rift through a challenging journey which takes h
27.
Amazing Panda Adventure, The (1995) as Production Designer
An American boy, a Chinese girl and an older Chinese man join forces to find and return a lost baby panda to its mother. Braving hardships and facing unexpected adventures, the two youngsters learn to love and respect pandas as they gain maturity and tolerance for each other.
28.
Call of the Wild (1993)
A television movie based on Jack London's adventure story. A young man out to make his fortune in the 1896 Yukon Gold Rush and his dog Buck learn to face the hardship of adapting to their new environment.
29.
Mystery Date (1991) as Production Designer
An inexperienced 20-year-old pretends to be his older brother for a date with the woman of his fantasies, but a case of mistaken identity turns the evening into a wild adventure.
30.
Run (1991) as Production Designer
A college student''s summer road trip turns into a nightmare when he''s unjustly accused of murdering the only son of a ruthless crime lord.
31.
Breaking In (1989) as Production Designer
A safe-cracking expert passes on his craft to a teenage boy who becomes his apprentice.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

32.
Numb (2007)
A screenwriter suffers from acute depersonalization disorder, a condition so alienating and sanguine that it makes the chronically depressed look perky. When he falls for a girl, he puts himself through every single therapy in the book in order to win her love.

Music (special)

33.
Music of Kurt Weill: September Songs, The (1995) as Lyrics ("Mack The Knife" "What Keeps Mankind Alive?")
Teresa Stratas, Elvis Costello and Lou Reed are among the singers who perform the songs of Kurt Weill, the classically-trained, socially-conscious, German-born composer who fled the Nazis and became one of Broadway's most creative talents.

Production Designer (special)

34.
Once Upon a Mattress (2005)
The third installment of the classic Broadway musical based on the children's story "The Princess and the Pea." Carol Burnett played the role of Princess Winnifred in the first two productions, both of which aired on CBS, and in this version she will play the role of Queen Agravain, the overly prot

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