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Bruno, John

Bruno, John

PERSONAL

Addresses: Manager—Pitt Group, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 470, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Special effects designer, director, art director, producer, and actor. Cofounder of Boss Film Studios; worked for Digital Domain, Entertainment Effects Group, and Industrial Light and Magic. Also worked as animator and animation supervisor, title designer, story board artist, and (according to some sources) assistant director, managing producer, line producer, and consultant.

Awards, Honors: Academy Award nomination, best visual effects (with others), 1985, for Ghostbusters; Academy Award nomination, best visual effects (with others), 1987, for Poltergeist II: The Other Side; Academy Award, best visual effects (with others), 1990, for The Abyss; Academy Award nomination and Film Award nomination, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, both best visual effects, 1993, for Batman Returns; Academy Award nomination, best visual effects (with others), 1994, for Cliffhanger; Academy Award nomination and Film Award nomination, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, both best visual effects (with others), 1995, for True Lies.

CREDITS

Film Work; Visual Effects Supervisor:

(And director of "Taarna" segment) Heavy Metal (animated), Sony Pictures Classics, 1981.

The Abyss, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989.

Batman Returns, Warner Bros., 1992.

Cliffhanger (also known as Cliffhanger—l'ultima sfida and Cliffhanger, traque au sommet), TriStar, 1993.

True Lies, 1994.

(And director) T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (short film; also known as T2: Terminator 2:3-D and Terminator 2: 3-D), Landmark Entertainment/Lightstorm Entertainment/Universal Creative/Universal Studios Recreation Group, 1996.

AVP: Alien vs. Predator (also known as AvP), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2004.

Film Work; Visual Effects Art Director:

Ghostbusters, Columbia, 1984.

Fright Night, Columbia, 1985.

Poltergeist II: The Other Side (also known as Poltergeist II), 1986.

Film Work; Other:

Visual effects designer, Terminator 2: Judgment Day (also known as T2, T2: Extreme Edition, T2: Ultimate Edition, T2-Terminator 2: Judgment Day, El exterminator 2, and Terminator 2—Le jugement dernier), TriStar, 1991.

Associate producer, Dead Center on a Flat Earth, 1999.

Director, Virus, MCA/Universal, 1999.

Producer, Ghosts of the Abyss (documentary; also known as Titanic3D: Ghosts of the Abyss), Buena Vista/Walt Disney, 2003.

Film Appearances:

Custodian, True Lies, 1994.

Ghosts of the Abyss (documentary; also known as Titanic3D: Ghosts of the Abyss), Buena Vista/Walt Disney, 2003.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy," Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Voyager), UPN, 1999.

"Fury," Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Voyager), UPN, c. 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

A Night of Movie Magic, The Discovery Channel, 1995.

Interviewee, The Making of "Alien vs. Predator," Fox, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Motion Control: Unforgettable Shots," Movie Magic, 1994.

"Robots: Mechanical Movie Stars," Movie Magic, 1997.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Virus: Ghost in the Machine, Universal Studios Home Video, 1999.

Imagining "Heavy Metal," Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1999.

Ghostbusters' SFX Team Featurette, 1999.

Ray Harryhausen: The Early Years Collection, Sparkhill Production, 2005.

ADAPTATIONS

"Life Line," an episode of Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Voyager), broadcast by UPN in 1999, was based on a story by Bruno.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Starlog, February, 1999.

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