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 2019 Eiga: Tôken ranbu (vfx executive producer: Goodbye Kansas)
 2018 Werk ohne Autor (vfx executive producer: goodbye kansas studios)
 2017 Victoria (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 4 episodes)
- The Luxury of Conscience (2017) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- The King Over the Water (2017) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Entente Cordiale (2017) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- The Sins of the Father (2017) ... (visual effects supervisor)
 2016 Black Mirror (TV Series) (visual effects - 1 episode)
- Hated in the Nation (2016) ... (visual effects)
 2016 The 9th Life of Louis Drax (head of production: BlueBolt)
 2016 Feng shen bang (visual effects)
 2016 Now You See Me 2 (head of production: BlueBolt)
 2016 Me Before You (head of production: BlueBolt)
 2016 About the Boy Who Ate an Oakwood Chair (Short) (executive producer)
 2016 War & Peace (TV Mini-Series) (head of production - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... (head of production: BlueBolt)
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... (head of production: BlueBolt)
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... (head of production: BlueBolt)
 2015 The Last Kingdom (TV Series) (head of production - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (2015) ... (head of production: BlueBolt - uncredited)
- Episode #1.7 (2015) ... (head of production: BlueBolt - uncredited)
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... (head of production: BlueBolt - uncredited)
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... (head of production: BlueBolt - uncredited)
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... (head of production: BlueBolt - uncredited)
 2015 Hot Pursuit (head of production: BlueBolt)
 2014 The Expendables 3 (Executive Producer: Prime Focus)
 2014 Non-Stop (Executive Producer: Prime Focus)
 2013 White House Down (Executive Producer: Prime Focus)
 2013 The Last Stand (executive producer: Prime Focus)
 2012 Frankenweenie (executive producer stereoscopic conversion, prime focus)
 2012/I Total Recall (executive producer: Prime Focus)
 2012 Dredd (executive producer: Prime Focus)
 2012/I Mirror Mirror (Executive Producer: Prime Focus)
 2011/I Unknown (executive producer: Prime Focus)
 2010 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (executive producer: stereoscopic conversion, Prime Focus)
 2010 The Wolfman (visual effects producer: MPC)
 2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (visual effects producer: MPC)
 2008 Made of Honor (visual effects producer: The Moving Picture Company)
 2008 Incendiary (visual effects producer: MPC)
 2007 Cassandra's Dream (head of production)
 2007 Sunshine (visual effects executive producer)
 2007 The Walker (head of production: The Moving Picture Company)
 2007 The Good Night (visual effects producer)
 2006 Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia (executive producer: MPC)
 2006 Scoop (executive producer: MPC)
 2006 Littleman (head of production)
 2006 The Da Vinci Code (head of production: MPC)
 2006 Poseidon (visual effects production supervisor: MPC)
 2005 Isolation (head of production)
 2005 Corpse Bride (visual effects executive producer: MPC)
 2005 The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (head of production: MPC)
 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (visual effects production supervisor: MPC)
 2005 Match Point (visual effects supervisor: The Moving Picture Company)
 2005 Kingdom of Heaven (head of production)
 2004 Alexander (executive producer: MPC)
 2004 Wimbledon (head of production)
 2004 AVP: Alien vs. Predator (head of production)
 2004 Troy (visual effects producer: MPC)
 2004 Ella Enchanted (visual effects producer)
 2003 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (visual effects producer)
 2002 The Gathering (supervising visual effects producer)
 2002/II The Reckoning (visual effects plate producer)
 2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (visual effects producer: MPC)
 2002 The Heart of Me (digital effects producer: MPC)
 2002 Ali G Indahouse (supervising visual effects producer) / (visual effects production coordinator: MPC)
 2002 Long Time Dead (visual effects producer)
 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (visual effects producer: MPC)
 2001 Mike Bassett: England Manager (digital lab production supervisor)
 2001 The Emperor's New Clothes (visual effects producer: MPC)
 2001 Cats & Dogs (visual effects producer)
 2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (visual effects producer: MPC)
 2000 Gangster No. 1 (visual effects producer)
 2000 I Dreamed of Africa (digital effects producer: Mill Film)
 1999 Nasty Neighbours (digital effects producer)
 1999 The Tale of the Rat That Wrote (Short) (digital effects producer)
 1998 Babe: Pig in the City (digital effects producer: Mill Film)
 1998 Waking Ned Devine (visual effects coordinator: Mill Film)
 1997 Tomorrow Never Dies (digital effects producer: Cinesite)
 1997 The Eighteenth Angel (digital effects producer: Cinesite)
 1997 The Saint (digital effects producer: Cinesite)
 1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow (digital effects coordinator: Cinesite)
 1996 A Midsummer Night's Dream (digital effects coordinator: Cinesite)
 1996 Muppet Treasure Island (digital effects coordinator: Cinesite)
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