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The Way We Weren't
The Way We Weren't Camera and Electrical Department
(2018)
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby Visual Effects
(2013)
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters Camera and Electrical Department
(2016-2017)
Westworld
Westworld Camera and Electrical Department
(2018)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (67 credits)
 2019 Ad Astra (Fixture Lighting Technician) (post-production)
 2018 The Way We Weren't (gaffer) (completed)
 2018 Arrested Development (TV Series) (additional lighting technician - 2 episodes)
- Episode #5.14 (2018) ... (additional lighting technician)
- Self-Deportation (2018) ... (additional lighting technician)
 2018 Westworld (TV Series) (additional lighting technician - 10 episodes)
- The Passenger (2018) ... (additional lighting technician)
- Vanishing Point (2018) ... (additional lighting technician)
- Kiksuya (2018) ... (additional lighting technician)
- Les Écorchés (2018) ... (additional lighting technician)
- Phase Space (2018) ... (additional lighting technician)
  Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series) (rigging - 11 episodes, 2016 - 2018) (rigging lighting technician - 1 episode, 2018) (additional lighting technician - 1 episode, 2018)
- Jake & Amy (2018) ... (rigging: set electrician) / (rigging lighting technician)
- White Whale (2018) ... (rigging: set electrician)
- Show Me Going (2018) ... (rigging: set electrician)
- The Negotiation (2018) ... (additional lighting technician) / (rigging: set electrician)
- HalloVeen (2017) ... (rigging: set electrician)
 2015-2017 Mutt & Stuff (TV Series) (additional lighting technician - 5 episodes)
- Choo Choo Trouble! (2017) ... (additional lighting technician)
- Veterinary Loves Company (2015) ... (additional lighting technician)
- Doggy Dino (2015) ... (additional lighting technician)
- Zippy's Birthday Bash (2015) ... (additional lighting technician)
- Hip-Hop Dogs (2015) ... (additional lighting technician)
  Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (TV Series) (Assistant Lighting Technician - 6 episodes, 2017) (assistant chief lighting technician - 1 episode, 2016)
- The Treasure of Sigmund's Madre (2017) ... (Assistant Lighting Technician)
- Sigmund And The Sand Castle Contest (2017) ... (Assistant Lighting Technician)
- The Squid Stays in The Picture (2017) ... (Assistant Lighting Technician)
- Robyn Has A Gift (2017) ... (Assistant Lighting Technician)
- Dibs (2017) ... (Assistant Lighting Technician)
 2017 The Guest Book (TV Series) (Set Lighting Techinician - 6 episodes)
- Story Six (2017) ... (Set Lighting Techinician)
- Story Five (2017) ... (Set Lighting Techinician)
- Story Four (2017) ... (Set Lighting Techinician)
- Story Three (2017) ... (Set Lighting Techinician)
- Story Two (2017) ... (Set Lighting Techinician)
 2017 Doubt (TV Series) (rigging electrician - 7 episodes)
- Where Do We Go From Here? (2017) ... (rigging electrician)
- Faith (2017) ... (rigging electrician)
- Not a Word (2017) ... (rigging electrician)
- Clean Burn (2017) ... (rigging electrician)
- Poison Prize (2017) ... (rigging electrician)
 2017 An American Girl Story: Ivy & Julie 1976 - A Happy Balance (TV Movie) (lighting technician)
 2017 Love (TV Series) (set lighting technician - 12 episodes)
- The Long D (2017) ... (set lighting technician)
- Liberty Down (2017) ... (set lighting technician)
- Housesitting (2017) ... (set lighting technician)
- Marty Dobbs (2017) ... (set lighting technician)
- The Work Party (2017) ... (set lighting technician)
 2016 An American Girl Story: Maryellen 1955 - Extraordinary Christmas (TV Movie) (rigging: set electrician)
 2016 Ouija: Origin of Evil (electrician - as Stephen Paull)
 2016 Silicon Valley (TV Series) (lighting technician - 10 episodes)
- The Uptick (2016) ... (lighting technician)
- Daily Active Users (2016) ... (lighting technician)
- Bachman's Earning's Over-Ride (2016) ... (lighting technician)
- To Build a Better Beta (2016) ... (lighting technician)
- Bachmanity Insanity (2016) ... (lighting technician)
 2016 Animal Kingdom (TV Series) (lighting technician - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2016) ... (lighting technician)
 2016 Fifty Shades of Black (rigging electrician)
 2015-2016 Kirby Buckets (TV Series) (set lighting technician - 2 episodes)
- I, Gregory (2016) ... (set lighting technician)
- Kirby Sells Out (2015) ... (set lighting technician)
 2015 Rosewood (TV Series) (rigging electrician - 1 episode)
- Fireflies and Fidelity (2015) ... (rigging electrician)
 2005 Constantine (rigging electrician)
 2003 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (lighting technician - 8 episodes)
- Die, Jerk (2003) ... (lighting technician - uncredited)
- The Festival of Living Art (2003) ... (lighting technician - uncredited)
- An Affair to Remember (2003) ... (lighting technician - uncredited)
- The Fundamental Things Apply (2003) ... (lighting technician - uncredited)
- Chicken or Beef? (2003) ... (lighting technician - uncredited)
 2003 Lessons for an Assassin (gaffer)
 2002-2003 Without a Trace (TV Series) (lighting technician - 22 episodes)
- Fallout: Part 2 (2003) ... (lighting technician - uncredited)
- Fallout: Part 1 (2003) ... (lighting technician - uncredited)
- Are You Now or Have You Ever Been (2003) ... (lighting technician - uncredited)
- No Mas (2003) ... (lighting technician - uncredited)
- Victory for Humanity (2003) ... (lighting technician - uncredited)
 2003 Anger Management (lighting technician)
 2002 Presidio Med (TV Series) (rigging electrician - 1 episode)
- This Baby's Gonna Fly (2002) ... (rigging electrician)
 2002 The Sum of All Fears (assistant chief lighting technician: Visual Effects Unit: Rhythm & Hues)
 2002 Igby Goes Down (lighting technician)
 2002 The Court (TV Series) (rigging electrician - 1 episode)
- Back in the Bottle ... (rigging electrician)
 2002 Clockstoppers (lighting technician)
 2002 The Time Machine (rigging electrician - uncredited)
 2001-2002 The West Wing (TV Series) (rigging electrician - 10 episodes)
- Hartsfield's Landing (2002) ... (rigging electrician - uncredited)
- H. Con-172 (2002) ... (rigging electrician - uncredited)
- The Indians in the Lobby (2001) ... (rigging electrician - uncredited)
- Manchester: Part II (2001) ... (rigging electrician - uncredited)
- Manchester: Part I (2001) ... (rigging electrician - uncredited)
 2002 P.S. Your Cat Is Dead! (lighting technician)
 2002 Big Fat Liar (lighting technician - uncredited)
 2001-2002 ER (TV Series) (rigging electrician - 8 episodes)
- Beyond Repair (2002) ... (rigging electrician)
- If I Should Fall from Grace (2001) ... (rigging electrician)
- The Longer You Stay (2001) ... (rigging electrician)
- Where the Heart Is (2001) ... (rigging electrician)
- Fear of Commitment (2001) ... (rigging electrician)
 2002 Orange County (lighting technician)
 2001 Blind Obsession (additional electrician)
 2001 The Day the World Ended (TV Movie) (lighting technician)
 2001 Maybe It's Me (TV Series) (rigging electrician - 3 episodes)
- The Magic CD Episode (2001) ... (rigging electrician)
- The Birthday Episode (2001) ... (rigging electrician)
- The Halloween Episode (2001) ... (rigging electrician)
 2001 Thieves (TV Series) (rigging electrician - 3 episodes)
- Jack's Back (2001) ... (rigging electrician)
- The General (2001) ... (rigging electrician)
- Bad Moon Rising (2001) ... (rigging electrician)
 2001 NYPD Blue (TV Series) (lighting technician - 11 episodes)
- Johnny Got His Gold (2001) ... (lighting technician - uncredited)
- Lost Time (2001) ... (lighting technician - uncredited)
- Dying to Testify (2001) ... (lighting technician - uncredited)
- Russellmania (2001) ... (lighting technician - uncredited)
- In-Laws, Outlaws (2001) ... (lighting technician - uncredited)
 2001 Dragon and the Hawk (lighting technician)
 2001 Nikki (TV Series) (rigging electrician - 4 episodes)
- A Rock and a Hard Place (2001) ... (rigging electrician)
- One Wedding and a Funeral (2001) ... (rigging electrician)
- The Jupiter and Mary Chain (2001) ... (rigging electrician)
- Bottoms Up (2001) ... (rigging electrician)
 2001 Soulkeeper (lighting technician)
 2001 Facing the Enemy (best boy electric)
 2001 Citizen Baines (TV Series) (rigging electrician - 2 episodes)
- The Whole Thump-Thump-Thump (2001) ... (rigging electrician)
- A Day Like No Other (2001) ... (rigging electrician)
 2001 The Route (Short) (chief lighting technician)
 2001 Epoch (TV Movie) (lighting technician)
 2001 Lip Service (grip)
 2001 Horror 101 (best boy electric - as Steve Martin)
 2001 Evolution (lighting technician - uncredited)
 2001 Cookers (lighting technician)
 2001 MacArthur Park (lighting technician)
 2001 Green Dragon (assistant chief lighting technician)
 2000-2001 V.I.P. (TV Series) (lighting technician - 4 episodes)
- Get Vallery (2001) ... (lighting technician)
- ExValibur (2000) ... (lighting technician)
- Magnificent Val (2000) ... (lighting technician)
- Run, Val, Run (2000) ... (lighting technician)
 2000 The X-Files (TV Series) (lighting technician - 3 episodes)
- Via Negativa (2000) ... (lighting technician: stunt unit - uncredited)
- Redrum (2000) ... (lighting technician: stunt unit - uncredited)
- Roadrunners (2000) ... (lighting technician: stunt unit - uncredited)
 2000 G-Men from Hell (lighting technician)
 2000 In Pursuit (Video) (electrician)
 2000 Enemies of Laughter (lighting technician)
 2000 Standing by (Short) (electrician)
 2000 Rocket's Red Glare (TV Movie) (lighting technician)
 2000 Bull (TV Series) (rigging electrician - 4 episodes)
- White Knight ... (rigging electrician)
- Love's Labors Lost ... (rigging electrician)
- Appearance of Impropriety ... (rigging electrician)
- Amen ... (rigging electrician)
 2000 Red Letters (electrician)
 2000 Point Doom (lighting technician)
 2000 Big Eden (lighting technician)
 2000 Leprechaun in the Hood (Video) (electrician)
 2000 Undressed (TV Series) (grip - 1 episode)
- Personal Ad (2000) ... (grip - uncredited)
 2000 Shadow Hours (lighting technician)
 1999 Top of the Food Chain (daily grip - as Steve Martin)
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