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Sam Nicholson (I)

Visual Effects | Producer | Director
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KNOWN FOR 
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) | Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) | Ghostbusters II (1989)
AWARDS 
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 16 nominations More »

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Projects in Development (3 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
  • Primary photo for Meant to BeMeant to Be Special Effects Supervisor, Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 2017 $100MM Pitch
  • Primary photo for The GodmotherThe Godmother Executive Producer, Special Effects Supervisor, Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 2017 $70MM Script
  • Primary photo for The UndetectablesThe Undetectables Special Effects Supervisor, Visual Effects Producer  Less $35MM Pre-Prod
Films in Production (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
  • Primary photo for SoulmatesSoulmates Special Effects Supervisor, Visual Effects Producer, Visual Effects Supervisor  Less $6MM Filming
Television in Production (1 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNTSTATUS
Past Film & Video (42 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for PhantomPhantom Special Thanks, Ceo (Stargate Studios)  Less 2013 $18MM $490K
  • Primary photo for Canon C300 Demo: XXITCanon C300 Demo: XXIT (Short) Director, Writer  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Adventure ScoutsAdventure Scouts Co-Executive Producer, Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 2010 $500K
  • Primary photo for 20122012 Aerial Director Of Photography (Italy and Brazil) (uncredited)  Less 2009 $200MM $166MM
  • Primary photo for G.I. Joe: The Rise of CobraG.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Aerial Director Of Photography (Italy) (uncredited)  Less 2009 $175MM $150MM
  • Primary photo for Sotto voceSotto voce (Short) Thanks  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Fields of FreedomFields of Freedom Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 2006 $3.2MM
  • Primary photo for Urban Legends: Bloody MaryUrban Legends: Bloody Mary (Video) Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 2005 $3.5MM
  • Primary photo for Seed of ChuckySeed of Chucky Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 2004 $12MM $17MM
  • Primary photo for Breakin' All the RulesBreakin' All the Rules Visual Effects  Less 2004 $12MM
  • Primary photo for The GuruThe Guru Visual Effects Producer (Stargate Digital)  Less 2002 $11MM $3MM
  • Primary photo for Repli-KateRepli-Kate Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 2002 $4MM
  • Primary photo for As Time Goes ByAs Time Goes By (Short) Director Of Photography  Less 2002 $8.3MM
  • Primary photo for 40 Days and 40 Nights40 Days and 40 Nights Visual Effects Producer (Stargate Digital)  Less 2002 $17MM $38MM
  • Primary photo for TomcatsTomcats Visual Effects Producer  Less 2001 $11MM $14MM
  • Primary photo for 2000 AD2000 AD Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 2000 SGD 6.3MM
  • Primary photo for Gen-X CopsGen-X Cops Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 1999 HKD 30MM
  • Primary photo for Tempting HeartTempting Heart Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Purple StormPurple Storm Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Mafia!Mafia! Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 1998 $10MM $20MM
  • Primary photo for Dante's PeakDante's Peak Title Sequence (uncredited)  Less 1997 $116MM $67MM
  • Primary photo for Robo WarriorsRobo Warriors Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Ho Ho Nooooooo!!! It's Mr. Bill's Christmas Special!Ho Ho Nooooooo!!! It's Mr. Bill's Christmas Special! (Video) Special Thanks  Less 1996 $500K
  • Primary photo for Moll FlandersMoll Flanders Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 1996 $3.4MM
  • Primary photo for TwisterTwister Title Sequence (uncredited)  Less 1996 $92MM $242MM
  • Primary photo for Mirror, Mirror 2: Raven DanceMirror, Mirror 2: Raven Dance Visual Effects Producer  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final InsultNaked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult Director Of Photography (open title sequence, Stargate Films, Inc.)  Less 1994 $30MM $51MM
  • Primary photo for The Hidden IIThe Hidden II Visual Effects Producer  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for InterceptorInterceptor Miniature Photography  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Highlander II: The QuickeningHighlander II: The Quickening Visual Effects Designer  Less 1991 $30MM $16MM
  • Primary photo for MillenniumMillennium Second Unit Director, Director Of Photography (second unit), Visual Effects Director  Less 1989 $5.8MM
  • Primary photo for Ghostbusters IIGhostbusters II Visual Effects Supervisor (Apogee)  Less 1989 $37MM $112MM
  • Primary photo for The Running ManThe Running Man Additional Photography  Less 1987 $27MM $38MM
  • Primary photo for Iron EagleIron Eagle Aerial Photographer  Less 1986 $24MM
  • Primary photo for Two of a KindTwo of a Kind Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for The ReturningThe Returning Director Of Special Effects  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Halloween III: Season of the WitchHalloween III: Season of the Witch Silver Shamrock Commercial  Less 1982 $2.5MM $14MM
  • Primary photo for Star Trek II: The Wrath of KhanStar Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Additional Special Lighting Effects  Less 1982 $11MM $79MM
  • Primary photo for Halloween IIHalloween II Visual Effects (uncredited)  Less 1981 $2.5MM $26MM
  • Primary photo for The Devil and Max DevlinThe Devil and Max Devlin Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for The Watcher in the WoodsThe Watcher in the Woods Kinetic Light (Other World sequence)  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Star Trek: The Motion PictureStar Trek: The Motion Picture Production Kinetic Lighting Effects (engine room and Voyager 6 complex)  Less 1979 $35MM $82MM
Past Television (59 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationCSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) Visual Effects Producer  Less 2000–2015
  • Primary photo for SmashSmash (TV Series) Visual Effects Producer (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Pilot (Feb 6, 2012) Visual Effects Producer  Less
  • Primary photo for Pan AmPan Am (TV Series) Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 2011–2012
  • Primary photo for Beauty and the Beast: A Dark TaleBeauty and the Beast: A Dark Tale (TV Movie) Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for The UnknownThe Unknown (TV Series) Director (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for OutsourcedOutsourced (TV Series) Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 2010–2011
  • Primary photo for The Walking DeadThe Walking Dead (TV Series) Vfx Supervisor (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for Nip/TuckNip/Tuck (TV Series) Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 2003–2010
  • Primary photo for Private PracticePrivate Practice (TV Series) Visual Effects Supervisor (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
    • The Hard Part (Nov 12, 2009) Visual Effects Supervisor (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Defying GravityDefying Gravity (TV Series) Visual Effects Supervisor (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
    • Solitary (Oct 9, 2009) Visual Effects Supervisor (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for General HospitalGeneral Hospital (TV Series) Visual Effects Supervisor (2 episodes, 2009)  Less 2009 2
  • Primary photo for ERER (TV Series) Visual Effects Supervisor (3 episodes, 2001–2009)  Less 2001–2009 3
  • Primary photo for 2424 (TV Series) Visual Effects Supervisor (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
  • Primary photo for Maggie HillMaggie Hill (TV Movie) Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Knight RiderKnight Rider (TV Series) Visual Effects Producer (1 episode, 2008), Visual Effects Supervisor (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 2
  • Primary photo for All My ChildrenAll My Children (TV Series) Director (rooftop sequence) (2 episodes, 2008)  Less 2008 2
    • Episode #1.9882 (May 28, 2008) Director (rooftop sequence)  Less
    • Episode #1.9880 (May 23, 2008) Director (rooftop sequence)  Less
  • Primary photo for CSI: NYCSI: NY (TV Series) Visual Effects Supervisor (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
    • Buzzkill (Nov 14, 2007) Visual Effects Supervisor  Less
  • Primary photo for HeroesHeroes (TV Series) Supervising Visual Effects Producer (21 episodes, 2006–2007)  Less 2006–2007 21
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  • Primary photo for Ugly BettyUgly Betty (TV Series) Supervising Visual Effects Producer (22 episodes, 2006–2007)  Less 2006–2007 22
    • East Side Story (May 17, 2007) Supervising Visual Effects Producer  Less
    • A Tree Grows in Guadalajara (May 10, 2007) Supervising Visual Effects Producer  Less
    • Secretaries Day (May 3, 2007) Supervising Visual Effects Producer  Less
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  • Primary photo for Grey's Anatomy: Every Moment CountsGrey's Anatomy: Every Moment Counts (TV Movie) Visual Effects Supervisor (uncredited)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for RainesRaines (TV Series) Visual Effects Supervisor (Stargate Digital) (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
    • Pilot (Mar 15, 2007) Visual Effects Supervisor (Stargate Digital)  Less
  • Primary photo for Grey's AnatomyGrey's Anatomy (TV Series) Visual Effects Supervisor (2 episodes, 2007)  Less 2007 2
    • Drowning on Dry Land (Feb 15, 2007) Visual Effects Supervisor (uncredited)  Less
    • Walk on Water (Feb 8, 2007) Visual Effects Supervisor (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen KingNightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (TV Mini-series) Visual Effects Supervisor (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
    • Battleground (Jun 12, 2006) Visual Effects Supervisor  Less
  • Primary photo for Las VegasLas Vegas (TV Series) Visual Effects Producer (70 episodes, 2003–2006)  Less 2003–2006 70
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  • Primary photo for Into the WestInto the West (TV Mini-series) Visual Effects Supervisor (Stargate Digital) (3 episodes, 2005)  Less 2005 3
    • Dreams and Schemes (Jun 24, 2005) Visual Effects Supervisor (Stargate Digital)  Less
    • Manifest Destiny (Jun 17, 2005) Visual Effects Supervisor (Stargate Digital)  Less
    • Wheel to the Stars (Jun 10, 2005) Visual Effects Supervisor (Stargate Digital)  Less
  • Primary photo for EarthseaEarthsea (TV Mini-series) Visual Effects Producer (Stargate Digital Vancouver) (2 episodes, 2005)  Less 2005 2
    • Episode #1.2 (Jan 21, 2005) Visual Effects Producer (Stargate Digital Vancouver)  Less
    • Episode #1.1 (Jan 20, 2005) Visual Effects Producer (Stargate Digital Vancouver)  Less
  • Primary photo for 5ive Days to Midnight5ive Days to Midnight (TV Mini-series) Visual Effects Producer (5 episodes, 2004)  Less 2004 5
    • Day 5 (Jun 10, 2004) Visual Effects Producer  Less
    • Day 4 (Jun 9, 2004) Visual Effects Producer  Less
    • Day 3 (Jun 8, 2004) Visual Effects Producer  Less
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  • Primary photo for SpartacusSpartacus (TV Movie) Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for TrafficTraffic (TV Mini-series) Visual Effects Producer (Stargate Digital) (3 episodes)  Less 2004 3
    • Episode #1.3 Visual Effects Producer (Stargate Digital) (2004)  Less
    • Episode #1.2 Visual Effects Producer (Stargate Digital) (2004)  Less
    • Episode #1.1 Visual Effects Producer (Stargate Digital) (2004)  Less
  • Primary photo for Helen of TroyHelen of Troy (TV Mini-series) Co-Producer (2 episodes, 2003), Visual Effects Supervisor (2 episodes, 2003)  Less 2003 2
    • Episode #1.2 (Apr 20, 2003) Co-Producer, Visual Effects Supervisor  Less
    • Episode #1.1 (Apr 20, 2003) Co-Producer, Visual Effects Supervisor  Less
  • Primary photo for FastlaneFastlane (TV Series) Visual Effects Producer  Less 2002–2003
  • Primary photo for Second StringSecond String (TV Movie) Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for CarrieCarrie (TV Movie) Second Unit Director, Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for BoycottBoycott (TV Movie) Visual Effects Supervisor (uncredited)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Santa Who?Santa Who? (TV Movie) Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Running MatesRunning Mates (TV Movie) Visual Effects Producer  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for QuarantineQuarantine (TV Movie) Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Race Against TimeRace Against Time (TV Movie) Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Millennium ManMillennium Man (TV Movie) Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Y2KY2K (TV Movie) Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for The Soul CollectorThe Soul Collector (TV Movie) Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Pirates of Silicon ValleyPirates of Silicon Valley (TV Movie) Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for The Thirteenth YearThe Thirteenth Year (TV Movie) Visual Effects Producer (uncredited)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Can of WormsCan of Worms (TV Movie) Visual Effects Producer (uncredited)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for BrimstoneBrimstone (TV Series) Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 1998–1999
  • Primary photo for HoudiniHoudini (TV Movie) Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for The LakeThe Lake (TV Movie) Visual Effects Producer  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Volcano: Fire on the MountainVolcano: Fire on the Mountain (TV Movie) Visual Effects Producer  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for AsteroidAsteroid (TV Movie) Co-Producer, Special Visual Effects Supervisor (uncredited), Visual Effects Producer (uncredited)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for The Secret World of Alex MackThe Secret World of Alex Mack (TV Series) Visual Effects Executive Producer (26 episodes, 1995–1996)  Less 1995–1996 26
    • Images (Oct 22, 1996) Visual Effects Executive Producer  Less
    • The Neighbor (Oct 17, 1996) Visual Effects Executive Producer  Less
    • Operation: Breakout (Oct 15, 1996) Visual Effects Executive Producer  Less
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  • Primary photo for SlidersSliders (TV Series) Visual Effects Executive Producer (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995 1
    • Pilot (Mar 22, 1995) Visual Effects Executive Producer  Less
  • Primary photo for Island CityIsland City (TV Movie) Visual Effects Producer  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for M.A.N.T.I.S.M.A.N.T.I.S. (TV Movie) Visual Effects Producer  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for LifepodLifepod (TV Movie) Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for The Water EngineThe Water Engine (TV Movie) Visual Effects  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for AfterburnAfterburn (TV Movie) Visual Effects Supervisor (Stargate Films)  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for The Dreamer of OzThe Dreamer of Oz (TV Movie) Special Visual Effects  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Max HeadroomMax Headroom (TV Series) Miniatures  Less 1987–1988
  • Primary photo for Future FlightFuture Flight (TV Movie) Spacecraft Photography  Less 1987
Self (1 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Other (6 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Star StrikeStar Strike (Video Game) Director, Writer  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for The ExterminatorsThe Exterminators (Video Game) Director, Producer, Writer (Original Concept)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Wing Nuts: Battle in the SkyWing Nuts: Battle in the Sky (Video Game) Actor, Cinematographer, Director, Producer, Writer  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Tomcat AlleyTomcat Alley (Video Game) Director Of Photography, Director, Producer  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Midnight RaidersMidnight Raiders (Video Game) Director, Producer, Writer  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Surgical StrikeSurgical Strike (Video Game) Director Of Photography, Producer  Less 1994

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