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Director (feature film)

1.
The Last Samurai (2003) as 1st asst dir
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.

Cinematography (feature film)

2.
Scissors (1991) as 1st Assistant Camera
A repressed young woman is assaulted in the elevator of her building, and her neighbors try to help her recover.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

3.
Adrift (2018)
4.
Dunkirk (2017)
On the beach of Dunkirk, hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by German forces. Trapped with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. RAF Spitfires engage the enemy in the skies above the Channel, trying to protect the defenseless
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Warcraft (2016)
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Dark Knight Rises, The (2012)
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
9.
Inception (2010)
Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate
10.
Surrogates (2009)
People are living their lives remotely from the safety of their own homes via robotic surrogates-sexy, physically perfect mechanical representations of themselves. It's an ideal world where crime, pain, fear and consequences don't exist. When the first murder in years jolts this utopia, FBI agent Gr
11.
Dark Knight, The (2008)
With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as the Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces the Dark Knight ever closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante.
12.
Blood Diamond (2006)
Set against the backdrop of civil war and chaos in 1990's Sierra Leone, Danny Archer, a South African mercenary, and Solomon Vandy, a Mende fisherman are joined in a common quest to recover a rare pink diamond that can transform their lives. While in prison for smuggling, Archer learns that Solomon-
13.
Venom (2005)
Deep in the swamps of Louisiana, a group of teenagers fight for their lives against a mysterious evil force.
14.
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003) as First 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
15.
We Were Soldiers (2002) as 1st Assistant Director
A fact-based tale of men under fire, their common acts of uncommon valor, and their loyalty to and love for one another during one of the most savage military battles in U.S. history. On November 14, 1965, in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam, in a small clearing called Landing Zone X-Ray, Lieutenant Colonel Hal Moore and 400 troopers from the U.S. 7th Air Cavalry are surrounded by 2000 enemy soldiers in what would become the first, and perhaps the worst, major battle of the Vietnam War.
16.
Scorpion King, The (2002) as 1st Assistant Director (Additional Second Unit)
In the notorious city of Gomorrah, an evil ruler is determined to lay waste to all the nomadic peoples of the desert. The few remaining tribes, never natural allies, have to unite or perish. Knowing their enemy relies on the visions of a sorcerer, they hire a skilled assassin, Mathayus to eliminate the visionary. After infiltrating the enemy camp, Mathayus discovers that the sorcerer is in fact a beautiful woman. Rather than eliminate her, he takes her deep into the desert badlands, knowing that the ruler''s henchman will stop at nothing to rescue her and bring her back. Seriously wounded in the ensuing battle, Mathayus must find the strength to lead his scrappy band of allies back to Gomorrah for a final confrontation.
17.
Slackers (2001) as First Assistant Director
Dave, Sam and Jeff are about to graduate from Holden University with Honors in lying, cheating and scheming. The three roommates have proudly scammed their way through the last four years of college and now, during final exams, these big-men-on-campus are about to be busted by the most unlikely dude in school. Ethan, an ambitious nerd with a bad crush, enters their lives one day and everything begins to unravel. When Ethan accidentally catches Dave in an exam scam and gathers some incriminating evidence against him, Dave and his friends find themselves completely at his mercy. Threatening to expose the three slackers, Ethan offers a deal: he''ll let the guys off the hook on one condition - they use their unethical expertise to get him the object of his desire, the brainy babe Angela. However, with Ethan''s complete lack of experience with women, the challenge is harder than anyone could have imagined.
18.
Running Mates (2000)
Governor James Reynolds Pryce, a popular Democratic presidential nominee, encounters numerous personal and political challenges in choosing his running mate.<P>The Democratic National Convention has begun and Michigan Governor James Reynolds Pryce is assured of his party's nomination. He is enjoying
19.
Lost Souls (2000) as 1st Assistant Director
Devout Catholic Maya Larkin was once the victim of demonic possession. Now she's a part of the X-Fathers, a group of Catholic lay people and priests devoted to the practice of exorcisms. When Maya meets the smug, best-selling crime writer Peter Kelson, she is convinced that he is the target of a co
20.
Fallen (1998) as Assistant Director
A cop hunts a demonic serial killer who is eventually caught, tried and executed. The murders continue, however, until the cop himself becomes the prime suspect of the investigation. Making the case even more complex is a similar series of murders that occured some thirty years earlier which ended in the suicide of the detective investigating the case.
21.
Siege, The (1998) as 1st Assistant Director
A special agent of the FBI, a case officer of the CIA, and a general in the U.S. Army have all taken the same oath--"to support and defend the Constitution." But when a bus blows up in Brooklyn and campaign of terror begins to make its bloody mark on the streets of New York City, the men and women w
22.
Phantom, The (1996) as 1st Assistant Director (Los Angeles)
Deep in the jungled island of Bengalla lies four centuries-old secrets the outer world only suspects exist. The Skulls of Touganda--one of gold, another of silver, and the third of rare green jade--are ancient relics of incalculable value, and extraordinary power. According to legend, they harbor an
23.
Cable Guy, The (1996) as 1st Assistant Director
It''s a time-honored urban ritual: Slip the cable guy fifty bucks and you''ll get all the movie channels for free. But when Steven Kovacs moves into a new apartment, his cable guy is not like the others. He doesn''t want your fifty bucks; all he wants is a friend and he won''t take no for an answer. Steven is about to learn that there''s no such thing as free cable.
24.
Se7en (1995) as 1st Assistant Director
A retiring police detective and his new partner investigate a serial killer whose crimes mirror the seven deadly sins.
25.
For Better or Worse... (1995) as 1st Assistant Director
Michael Makeshift is a chronic loser whose fiancee hasn''t called him in six months, who attends AA meetings just for company and whose psychiatrist supplies him with "video dog" tapes because Michael fears a real pet might abandon him. One night, Michael''s ne''er-do-well brother, Reggie, appears at Michael''s door with his very beautiful, very unconscious bride, Valerie. He begs Michael to watch over her for a few days until a business deal comes through that he promises will make them all rich. Countless double-deals, triple-crosses and misunderstandings later, Valerie and Michael realize they are in love. Unfortunately, they''re also in-laws.
26.
Legends of the Fall (1994) as 1st Assistant Director
An all-male family struggles to survive nature and romantic rivalry in the remote West.
27.
North (1994) as 1st Assistant Director (Alaska)
Feeling unappreciated by his mother and father, an 11-year-old boy finds a lawyer, declares himself a "free agent" and searches the world for the "perfect" parents.
28.
Jack the Bear (1993) as 1st Assistant Director
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.
29.
Scorchers (1991) as 2nd Assistant Director
Set in the lush Bayou country of Louisiana, the film tells the amusing and erotic story of three women, each trying to come to terms with her own sexuality and the mysteries of life.
30.
In Country (1989) as 2nd Assistant Director
A young girl living in a small southern town is visited by her uncle, who triggers the memory of her father, who was killed in Vietnam.
31.
Package, The (1989) as 2nd Assistant Director
Political thriller revolving around a conspiracy, a nuclear disarmament treaty between the USA and USSR, and a court-martialed soldier who escapes from custody.
32.
Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark (1988) as 2nd Assistant Director
Elvira the vampiress travels to a New England town to take over a mansion she has inherited.
33.
Clean & Sober (1988) as 2nd Assistant Director
The story of a middle class cocaine addict and his struggle in a rehabilitation clinic.
34.
Summer School (1987)
A laid-back teacher discovers he has as much to learn as his misfit students.
35.
Black Widow (1987) as 2nd Assistant Director
Federal agent Alexandra Barnes is working on a case involving several millionaires who all died mysteriously. Alexandra suspects that the men were killed by the same person and comes to believe that it was Catherine Petersen, who in fact was married to each of the victims and escaped detection by li
36.
Barfly (1987) as 2nd Assistant Director
37.
Return to Mayberry (1986)
A television movie that unites the stars of television's popular series, "The Andy Griffith Show." Andy Taylor returns to Mayberry to run again for sheriff, only to discover that his former deputy, Barney Fife, has also entered the race. Andy and his wife Helen witness the birth of Andy's son Opie's

Film Production - Main (feature film)

38.
Breathless (1983) as Production Assistant

Misc. Crew (feature film)

39.
Starman (1984) as Dga Trainee
A stranded alien enlists a widow''''s help to get back to his ship.
40.
Staying Alive (1983)
Sequel to "Saturday Night Fever." Tony Manero strikes out for the bright lights of Broadway.
41.
Staying Alive (1983)
Sequel to "Saturday Night Fever." Tony Manero strikes out for the bright lights of Broadway.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

42.
House of Frankenstein 1997 (1997)
A series of gruesome murders have left the Los Angeles police baffled and residents terrified to leave their homes. The victims were either drained of blood or ripped apart. There are no clues and no suspects. Meanwhile, a wealthy and sinister real estate speculator has built a hip nightclub called

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