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Dillard Brinson

Dillard Brinson is known for his work on The Thing (1982), Elf (2003) and Hot Tub Time Machine (2010). See full bio »

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The Thing
The Thing Camera and Electrical Department
Elf Camera and Electrical Department
Hot Tub Time Machine
Hot Tub Time Machine Camera and Electrical Department
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
The Exorcism of Emily Rose Camera and Electrical Department


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 2010 Pretty Little Liars (TV Series) (key grip - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2010) ... (key grip)
 2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid (key grip)
 2010 Hot Tub Time Machine (key grip)
 2009 Love Happens (key grip)
 2009 Case 39 (first company grip)
 2007 The Last Mimzy (key grip)
 2006/II Catch and Release (key grip)
 2005 The Exorcism of Emily Rose (key grip)
 2005 An Unfinished Life (key grip)
 2005 Are We There Yet? (key grip: second unit)
 2004 The Five People You Meet in Heaven (TV Movie) (key grip)
 2004 Life As We Know It (TV Series) (key grip - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2004) ... (key grip)
 2004 Catwoman (key grip: second unit)
 2003 Elf (key grip)
 2003 Freddy vs. Jason (key grip)
 2003 Hope Springs (key grip)
 2003 Dreamcatcher (key grip)
 2002/I Trapped (key grip)
 2001 Thir13en Ghosts (key grip)
 2001 Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (TV Movie) (key grip - as Dillard John Brinson)
 2001 Along Came a Spider (first company grip)
 2000 Get Carter (key grip)
 2000 Duets (key grip)
 2000 Romeo Must Die (key grip)
 1999 Dudley Do-Right (key grip)
 1998 Beauty (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1998 Futuresport (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1998 Wrongfully Accused (key grip)
 1997 Mr. Magoo (key grip)
 1997 Excess Baggage (key grip)
 1997 Intensity (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1997 The Perfect Mother (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1996 Carpool (key grip)
 1996 Abducted: A Father's Love (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1996 Big Bully (key grip)
 1994 Incident at Deception Ridge (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1993 Needful Things (key grip)
 1993 Another Stakeout (key grip)
 1993 The Sea Wolf (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1992 Call of the Wild (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1992 Nightmare Cafe (TV Series) (key grip)
 1992 Diagnosis Murder (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1991 Omen IV: The Awakening (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1991 Run (key grip: second unit)
 1990 Always Remember I Love You (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1990 Look Who's Talking Too (key grip)
 1990 Cadence (key grip)
 1990 The Death of the Incredible Hulk (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1989 Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (key grip: special effects shooting unit)
 1989 The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1989 Who's Harry Crumb? (key grip - as John Dillard Brinson)
 1988 Laura Lansing Slept Here (TV Movie) (key grip - as John Dillard Brinson)
 1987 Russkies (key grip - as John Dillard)
 1987 Stranger in My Bed (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1986 Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1986 Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1985 Rainbow War (Short) (key grip)
 1985 Into Thin Air (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1985 The Journey of Natty Gann (key grip)
 1984/I Runaway (key grip - as John D. Brinson)
 1983 The Haunting Passion (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1983 Never Cry Wolf (grip)
 1983 Le ruffian (grip)
 1982 Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (best boy grip - as John Brinson)
 1982 Mother Lode (key grip - as John Dillard Brinson)
 1982 The Thing (key grip: Stewart, British Columbia - as John [Dillard] Brinson)
 1980 Out of the Blue (best boy grip - as John Brinson)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Dillard John Brinson | John D. Brinson | John Dillard Brinson | John [Dillard] Brinson | John Brinson | John Dillard

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It's amazing the hype accompanying some of these scripts today. Before, a producer would come, a crew formed and we'd all get a chance to read the script as we made the movie... Now, the level of acclaim (for a screenplay) that precedes principle photography is tremendous.


Was a child actor before starting his career behind the camera.

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