FEATURE FILMS

I've done a lot of things in the feature film and TV commercial industries, from starting off as a model-maker and graduating to special effects as a technician, co-ordinator and supervisor. I think the high point of that work for me was when I had the role of Special Effects Supervisor on the 2010 Russian blockbuster film 'Kandagar' (Kandahar) which was shot in Morocco with Russian, Belorussian, Ukrainian, Moroccan, French, and our small Australian crew.

As head of department I was responsible for producing the physical special effects for the film with a team of technicians. The story was based on real events that occurred in Kandahar in 1995 when the Taliban captured and held the crew of an Ilyushin IL-76 and their plane for over a year before they overpowered their captors and made a daring escape with the aircraft.

The film was shot mostly on location in Marrakech and up in the nearby Atlas Mountains before moving to the eastern desert region airport at Er Rachidia where we worked with an Ilyushin IL-76 and crew who flew from Belarus for the production after the original plane was destroyed by fire in DR Congo, which was in keeping with the general production intensity.

The Ilyushin IL-76 was one hell of an action vehicle, and yes, we got to fly in it thanks to some hard partying with the crew and a supply of excellent organic Vodka from Australia.

 

Here is a list of the films I've worked on in various roles.

2018 Peter Rabbit

2017 Alien: Covenant

2017 Top of The Lake - China Girl (TV Series).

2017 Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Men Tell No Tales

2016 Gods of Egypt

2016 The Light Between Oceans

2015 Mad Max - Fury Road

2014 Unbroken

2013 The Wolverine

2010 Kandagar

2006 Superman Returns

2004 Anacondas - Hunt for the Blood Orchard

2003 Kangaroo Jack

2000 Red Planet

2000 Mission Impossible II

1998 Babe - Pig in the City

1998 Dark City

1995 Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers

1993 The Piano

1992 Fortress

1987 The Time Guardian

1986 Starview

For the full filmography and cross-reference see my IMDB profile here.