Summary: independent film director and special effects technician who was the first assistant director on a number of films including The Day After Tomorrow, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Panic and Wonderland, who also did special effects work on Babe: Pig in the City, the remake of The Time Machine and Star Trek: Nemesis, but who also remained missing after several months when the tsunami that devastated the South Pacific struck in late December 2004 while vacationing with his girlfriend Angela Foust in Thailand.
Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami
Born: October 14, 1967
Died: December 26, 2004
Location: Phuket, Thailand