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-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 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-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-76 was one hell of an action vehicle, and yes, we got to fly in it.
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
2013 The Wolverine
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
1987 The Time Guardian
For the full filmography and cross-reference see my IMDB profile here.