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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Mulholland Dr. (2001) as 2d 2d asst dir
Along Mulholland Drive nothing is what it seems. In the unreal universe of Los Angeles, the city bares its schizophrenic nature, an uneasy blend of innocence and corruption, love and loneliness, beauty and depravity. A woman is left with amnesia following a car accident. An aspiring young actress finds her staying in her aunt''s home. The puzzle begins to unfold, propelling us through a mysterious labyrinth of sensual experiences until we arrive at the intersection of dreams and nightmares.
2.
Erin Brockovich (2000) as 2d 2d asst dir
Based on the true story of a twice-divorced mother working as a low-level secretary at a Los Angeles law firm, a chronicle of a woman, without a law degree, who takes it upon herself to fight powerful corporate forces. Hired out of sympathy after her lawyer lost her personal injury suit, Brockovich stumbled upon the cover-up involving contaminated water in a small desert community, while working at the small law firm. Brockovich tracks a case of water poisoning created by PG&E (Pacific Gas & Electric) and champions it all the way up the judicial ladder--becoming instrumental in rallying the over 600 plaintiffs and in helping them win the largest class-action suit of its type.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

3.
Babymakers, The (2012)
After trying everything to get his wife Audrey pregnant, Tommy Macklin realizes to his horror that he may be "shooting blanks." Terrified that his marriage may fall apart, Tommy recruits his friends to rob a sperm bank where he made a deposit years ago. As with any half-baked scheme, everything can
4.
Puncture (2011)
Mike Weiss is a talented young Houston lawyer and a functioning drug addict. Paul Danziger, his longtime friend and partner, is the straight-laced and responsible yin to Mike's yang. Their mom-and-pop personal-injury law firm is getting by, but things really get interesting when they decide to take
5.
Labor Pains (2009)
In order to save herself from being fired, a woman fakes being pregnant and then must attempt to keep up the lie for nine months.
6.
Shaggy Dog, The (2006)
Hairy adventures begin as unbeatable Deputy D.A. Dave Douglas takes on his latest legal case--this time involving a criminal animal laboratory. It''s yet another ambitious assignment that will whisk workaholic Dave away from his wife and kids, who yearn for his attention. But when Dave is accidentally infected with a top-secret genetic-mutation serum that morphs his body into that of the family''s new pet Bearded Collie, everything he thought he knew about being himself and a part of his family changes. Now, with his perked-up ears, and his front-row seat on the household carpet, Dave is able to gain an entirely different perspective into his family''s secrets and dreams. Inspired by what he discovers, Dave wants nothing more than to stop fetching and return to fathering--only first he''ll have to stop the evil genius behind the serum--in a literally wild chase that will finally give him a chance to become man''s--and his family''s--and best friend.
7.
National Treasure (2004) as Second Assistant Director (2nd Unit)
Historian and code-breaker Ben Gates has been searching his whole life for a rumored treasure dating back to the creation of the United States. Joining an expedition led by fellow treasure hunter Ian Howe, Gates finds an ice-locked Colonial ship in the Arctic Circle that contains a clue linking the treasure to the Declaration of Independence. But when Howe betrays him, Gates has to race to get to the document ahead of his so-called colleague.
9.
Duplex (2003) as First Assistant Director
In terms of living the American Dream, Alex and Nancy have it pretty good. They are a young, vibrant couple in New York City with bright futures ahead of them. But one thing is missing: a home of their own. When they find one, it comes with one feature they didn''t expect--an upstairs tenant, Mrs. Connelly, who lives in a rent-controlled apartment, and who isn''t quite as easy-going or frail as Alex and Nancy originally anticipated. As their blissful life begins to seriously fray around the edges, their dream home rapidly turns into a nightmare and they decide that they must get Mrs. Connelly out of their lives.
10.
Death to Smoochy (2002) as 1st Assistant Director (New York Unit); 2nd Assistant Director
Randolph Smiley has it all--as star of the highest rated kid's show on TV, "Rainbow Randolph" has a penthouse, a Times Square billboard, cars, boats and all the indulgence that celebrity brings. Randolph also has an alcohol problem and a penchant for taking bribes from stage parents. These under-the
11.
Town & Country (2001) as Second 2nd Assistant Director (Additional Photography)
A comedy about life, love, friendship, having everything and not getting caught... At least that''s the way successful architect Porter Stoddard has been living his life. However, when his best friend Griffin is caught cheating by his wife Mona and an ugly divorce drama begins to unfold, Porter begins to re-evaluate his sturdy relationship with his wife Ellie in terms of his own dalliances with a beautiful cellist named Alex. Suddenly confronted by his own wife''s suspicions, he decides to come clean--realizing that it''s his wife that he truly loves. But is this revelation strong enough for Porter to commit the rest of his life to true monogamy?
12.
Fast and the Furious, The (2001) as Second 2nd Assistant Director
Dominic Toretto drives the streets of LA like he owns them. As far as his crew is concerned, he does. He spends his days rebuilding high performance race cars and perfecting the art of computer controlled fuel injection. By night, Dom pockets up to $10,000 each time someone dares to race him in his own earth-bound rocket of a car. Dom lives off of the adrenaline of street car racing and his fans treat him like a rock star. Brian particularly looks up to Dominic and seeks his approval, but to the rest of the crowd, he''s white bread. After a blazing encounter with the ruthless Johnny Tran, Dom decides to take Brian under his wing. Dom''s sister Mia sees something she likes in Brian, too. Trouble is, neither of them realize he''s an undercover cop and Dominic and his rival Johnny Tran are both the leading suspects in a case involving dirty money and big-rig hijacking.
13.
The Patriot (2000) as Second 2nd Assistant Director
His son''''s murder by the British turns a colonial farmer into a rebel leader.
14.
Man on the Moon (1999) as Second 2nd Assistant Director
Andy Kaufman, who died in 1984 at the age of 35, was considered one of the most innovative, eccentric and enigmatic performers of his time. A master at manipulating audiences, Kaufman could generate belly laughs, stony silence, tears or brawls. Whether inviting the audience out for milk and cookies
15.
Out of Towners, The (1999) as Second 2nd Assistant Director (Pacific Data Images)
Nancy and Henry, a couple from Ohio, head to New York City for a job opportunity and encouter numerous obstacles and disasters that threaten not only their sanity but also their lifeless marriage.
16.
Living out Loud (1998) as Second 2nd Assistant Director
A film about New York state of mind which chronicles the life of Judith Nelson, a woman who has lived the life of a wealthy, Fifth Avenue doctor''s wife. But after her husband abandons her for a younger woman, Judith is left to reconcile the silence of her plush Co-op--a silence filled with memories and frustrations. When her isolation is interrupted by a chance, fleeting romantic encounter, Judith sees the world through new eyes. Refreshed with the possibilities of a new life, she befriends her building elevator operator, Pat--a familiar yet nameless face--and she discovers he, too, has a life filled with loss and dreams beyond this invisible daily job. Together, they confide in and console each other.
17.
Out of Sight (1998) as Second 2nd Assistant Director
A female U.S. Marshal is taken hostage during a prison break and falls in love with one of her captors. After she escapes her captors, Karen joins the manhunt team. But she keeps running into the diverting Jack, who is engaged in a diamond heist, the infamous 'one last job'. Soon each one must consi
18.
I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998) as Second 2nd Assistant Director (Los Angeles Crew)
A comedy centered on Jake Wilkinson, a self-absorbed prep school student, who, just days before Christmas awakens to find himself stranded in the middle of a California desert--wearing a Santa suit and a white beard glued to his face. The butt of a payback by the football team who thinks he double-c
19.
Fathers' Day (1997) as Second 2nd Assistant Director
Jack Lawrence is a successful Los Angeles attorney. He''s got a good job, a lovely wife, a nice home, a great car--aside from a limited amount of patience, Jack has pretty much every thing he wants. Dale Putley has been on the brink of despair for so long that he''s starting to enjoy the view. A would-be writer scraping out a threadbare existence in San Francisco, Dale is a bundle of neuroses just waiting to unravel. Dale needs something to worry about in his life besides himself. Suddenly, before you can say "romance from the past," Jack Lawrence and Dale Putley, two complete strangers and polar opposites, are sharing a car, pooling their wits, and rethinking everything about themselves as they try to track down a teenage runaway that each believes might be his son.
20.
Dear God (1996) as Second 2nd Assistant Director
A con artist who can't fathom the idea of an honest day's work, Tom Turner has tried every scam in the book. Then, while trying to pay off a gambling debt, he gets arrested attempting to sell tickets on an airline that hasn't flown since the '80s! Sentenced by a judge to get a job or go to jail, Tom
21.
Matilda (1996) as Second 2nd Assistant Director
Matilda is an extraordinary girl, a child of wondrous intelligence. Unfortunately, her neglectful and deeply stupid parents, Harry and Zinnia Wormwood, are too wrapped up in their own lives to care, or even to notice, that their daughter is a budding genius, in love with books and with learning. When the Wormwoods finally grant Matilda''s wish to attend school, they bundle her off to Crunchem Hall, a bleak brick prison where students cower before the whip, hand and fist of principal Agatha Trunchbull. Amid Crunchem''s darkness, Matilda finds a single light in warm-hearted Miss Honey, the first-grade teacher who recognizes the girl''s remarkable skills--including a very special talent that allows the spirited girl to turn the tables on the wicked grown-ups in her world.
22.
Indian in the Cupboard, The (1995) as Second 2nd Assistant Director (New York)
On Omri''s ninth birthday, he receives a skateboard, a helmet, a Skeleton Warrior action figure, an old wooden cupboard, and a miniature plastic Indian. That night, Omri finds a special key and locks the Indian inside the cupboard without dreaming of the magic to follow. When Omri opens the cupboard, a three-inch-tall living Indian named Little Bear emerges. Little Bear is from the Onondaga nation, which is part of the Iroquois confederacy; he''s also from 1761, a time when his people are in danger of extinction. Omri hides Little Bear from his family and shares this secret only with his best friend, Patrick. Ignoring Omri''s warnings, Patrick places a plastic cowboy inside the cupboard and another small being emerges--the cowboy Boone, who''s from the 1870s, when the modern world is fast encroaching. The boys will soon discover the many startling consequences of their actions.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

23.
I'll Do Anything (1994) as Production Assistant
A talented actor from New York who is unable to find work in Hollywood suddenly has to care for his unpredictable 5-year-old daughter, whom he has not seen in three years. The lives of both change after he gets a job as a driver for a powerful movie producer. The film revolves around the actor''s relationship with a young development woman, and the relationship between the producer and a test-screening researcher.
24.
Jack the Bear (1993) as Production Assistant
Story of the relationships between two sons and their father, who moves the family to California and becomes a tv horror show host after the death of his wife.
25.
Men At Work (1990) as Production Assistant
Two garbage collectors discover a corpse.
26.
Ghost (1990) as Production Assistant
This is one of the most romantic films ever made. Ironically, most of the genuine love communicated between Sam (Patrick Swayze) and his wife Molly (Demi Moore) has to go through wacky psychic Oda Mae (Whoopi Goldberg). That''s because Sam is a ghost and Oda Mae is the only person who can talk to him. Sam wants to warn Molly about the danger she is in from his killer Carl (Tony Goldwyn), but has to get the goods on him first. This is the film that reminds you never to take love for granted and how much fun pottery can be.
27.
The Blob (1988) as Production Assistant
A strange lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows.
28.
Patty Hearst (1988) as Production Assistant
Based on Hearst's own memoirs, a retelling of her 1974 kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army and her subsequent involvement with the self-styled revolutionaries.
29.
Teen Wolf Too (1987) as Production Assistant
Todd, a bookish freshman discovers that he has inherited the family werewolf curse. But he soon realizes that his full-moon transformation bring him girls, glory and a conflict of values.

Film Production - Construction/Set (feature film)

30.
Junior (1994) as Set Production Assistant
A dedicated research scientist gets much more than he bargained for when an enterprising gynecologist persuades him to become the first human test subject for a wonder drug that ensures healthy pregnancies.
31.
Speed (1994) as Key Set Production Assistant
Jack Traven, an L.A.P.D. SWAT team specialist, is sent to defuse a bomb that a revenge-driven extortionist has planted on a moving bus. But until he does, Jack and one of the passengers must keep the bus speeding through the streets of Los Angeles at more than 50 miles per hour or the bomb will expl
32.
Carlito's Way (1993) as Set Production Assistant
Puerto Rican ex-con Carlito Brigante tries to retire from his life of crime but old ties seem to make it impossible.
33.
Hoffa (1992) as Key Set Production Assistant
Biographical drama on the late Teamsters Union leader, Jimmy Hoffa.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

34.
Batman Returns (1992) as Staff Assistant
Batman''''s fight against The Penguin is complicated by the appearance of Catwoman.
35.
Hard Way, The (1991) as Studio Manager/Armory
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.

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