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Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Camera and Electrical Department
Laid to Rest
Laid to Rest Camera and Electrical Department
The Arrival
The Arrival Camera and Electrical Department
House Party
House Party Camera and Electrical Department


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 2012 The Ghostmaker (additional first assistant camera)
 2012 Caroline and Jackie (first assistant camera)
 2009/I Winter (first assistant camera)
 2009 Dark House (second unit: first assistant camera)
 2009 Laid to Rest (assistant camera) / (first assistant camera: "b" camera)
 2008 Black Crescent Moon (first assistant camera)
 2008 Dark Streets (first assistant camera: "b" camera)
 2008 Boiler Maker (first assistant camera)
 2008/I Camille (first assistant camera: second unit motorcycle stunt)
 2008 Dark World (first assistant camera)
 2007/I Born (first assistant camera: "a" camera)
 2006 Driftwood (first assistant camera: "b" camera)
 2006 Cutting Room (first assistant camera)
 2006 Hidden Places (TV Movie) (additional camera assistant)
 2005 Dante's Cove (TV Series) (first assistant camera - 2 episodes)
- Then There Was Darkness (2005) ... (first assistant camera)
- The Beginning (2005) ... (first assistant camera)
 2005 Witches of the Caribbean (Video) (first assistant camera)
 2005 Pit Fighter (key first assistant camera)
 2005 Blind Injustice (TV Movie) (first assistant camera)
 2001 The Kennedys (TV Movie) (key first assistant camera)
 1999 Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane (TV Series) (first assistant camera)
 1997 It's Good to Be King (TV Series) (assistant camera - 1 episode)
- Pilot ... (assistant camera)
 1997 Dusting Cliff 7 (first assistant camera - as Patrick J. Swovelin)
 1997 Living in Peril (first assistant camera)
 1996 Pinocchio's Revenge (first assistant camera)
 1996 The Arrival (first assistant camera: Altademo/Bishop)
 1996 Leprechaun 4: In Space (Video) (first assistant camera: second unit)
 1995 Three Wishes (first assistant camera)
 1995 W.E.I.R.D. World (TV Movie) (camera operator: "a" camera) / (first assistant camera)
 1995 Excessive Force II: Force on Force (assistant camera: second unit - as Patrick Swovelin)
 1995 Leprechaun 3 (Video) (first assistant camera: second unit)
 1995 Mother (Video) (assistant camera: second unit - as Patrick J. Swovelin)
 1994 Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone (TV Movie) (first assistant camera: flashback sequence)
 1994 Bad Blood (first assistant camera)
 1994 Almost Dead (clapper loader)
 1993 Conflict of Interest (assistant camera - as Patrick J. Swovelin)
 1993 Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (additional assistant camera - as Patrick Swovelin)
 1992 Hearts Afire (TV Series) (first assistant camera)
 1992 Mom and Dad Save the World (first assistant cameraman - uncredited)
 1992 Prey of the Chameleon (first assistant camera: second unit)
 1991-1992 P.S.I. Luv U (TV Series) (key first assistant cameraman - 12 episodes)
- The Chameleon (1992) ... (key first assistant cameraman - uncredited)
- A Bundle of Trouble (1992) ... (key first assistant cameraman - uncredited)
- There Goes the Neighbourhood (1991) ... (key first assistant cameraman - uncredited)
- I'd Kill to Direct (1991) ... (key first assistant cameraman - uncredited)
- Where There's a Will, There's a Dani (1991) ... (key first assistant cameraman - uncredited)
 1992 Red Shoe Diaries (TV Series) (first assistant camera - 1 episode)
- How I Met My Husband (1992) ... (first assistant camera: "c" camera)
 1991 Suburban Commando (first assistant camera - as Patrick Swovelin)
 1991 Mom (first assistant camera - as Patrick Swovelin)
 1990 Evening Shade (TV Series) (first assistant camera)
 1990 Chinatown Connection (key first assistant camera)
 1990 Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (first assistant camera) / (key first assistant camera)
 1990 House Party (first assistant camera: second unit)
 1989 Chopper Chicks in Zombietown (assistant camera: second unit)
 1988 Glory Days (TV Movie) (first assistant camera: "b" camera)
 1988 Dangerous Love (first assistant camera: second unit - as Patrick Swovelin)
 1987 Penitentiary III (second assistant camera)
 1986 Welcome to 18 (second camera assistant - as Patrick Swovelin)
 1986 Murphy's Law (second assistant camera)
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