Michael G. Uva

Michael G. Uva

Crew, key grip and screenwriter in Gardena, California

About Michael

Name: Michael G. Uva

Lives in: Gardena, California

Occupation: Crew, Key Grip and Screenwriter

Unique traits: Author: The Grip Book (5th Edition)

Credits

  • Easy A

    Easy A (2010)
    Film by Will Gluck (Comedy and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in "The Scarlet Letter," which she is currently studying in school - until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. Written by Sony Pictures

  • Bones

    Bones (2010)
    Film by Frank Pestarino (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A short series of escalating retaliations between young people leads to death and a cover-up. Evidence does not support the story told to police by the kids, but to their story they stick while violence, death and living with the lie continue. Written by statmanjeff

  • Imps*

    Imps* (2009)
    Film by Scott Mansfield (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Once Upon a Time in a mythical place called Hollywood, a long, long, long time ago in a galaxy not so very far away, a witty group of actors with 38 EMMY Nominations, 3 Academy Award nominations, and 8 Golden Globe nominations, along with 4 Playmates and a Penthouse Pet, came together in a burst of comic frenzy and created imps*. Written by Anonymous

  • The League

    The League (2009)
    Television by Jeff Schaffer (Comedy and Sport) Camera and Electrical Department An ensemble comedy that follows a group of old friends in a fantasy football league who care deeply about one another -- so deeply that they use every opportunity to make each other's lives miserable.

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm

    Curb Your Enthusiasm (2007 - 2009)
    Television by Larry David (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department He's got it all: a loving wife, good friends, a successful career, a great home...what could possibly go wrong for Larry David? Seinfeld co-creator Larry David stars as himself in this hilarious, off-kilter comedy series that presents an unflinching, self-deprecating depiction of his life. Written by Penske

  • Spellbound

    Spellbound (2007)
    TV Movie by James Frawley (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A young life coach in New York tries to help people in need, while struggling with her own personal and relationship troubles.

  • Kalifornia

    Kalifornia (1993)
    Film by Dominic Sena (Crime and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Brian Kessler, a journalist researching serial killers, and his photographer girlfriend Carrie set out on a cross-country tour of the sites of the killings. Sharing the ride and their expenses are Early Grayce, a paroled white trash criminal, and his girlfriend Adele. As the trip progresses, Early begins to appear more and more unstable, and Brian and Carrie begin to fear that they may have a real-life killer in the back seat of their car. Written by Scott Renshaw <as.idc@forsythe.stanford.edu>

  • Blindsided

    Blindsided (1993)
    TV Movie by Thomas Michael Donnelly (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department An ex-cop is temporarily blinded when he steals cash from a money laundering operations. While recuperating in Mexico, the thief falls in love with a beautiful woman who has underworld connections. When the girl disappears, he returns to the United States to find her, risking death from the gangster Written by Anonymous

  • War Party

    War Party (1988)
    Film by Franc Roddam (Action and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A group of re-enactors attempt to stage a hundred year anniversary battle between US Cavalry and Blackfeet Indians. Unfortunately racial hostilities and a real gun lead to some all too real casualties, and three young Blackfeet men are caught in the middle. The film follows their flight for freedom in the face of an angry community which has mistakenly blamed them for the violence. Written by K.L.

  • Sister, Sister

    Sister, Sister (1987)
    Film by Bill Condon (Drama, Mystery, Romance and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Matt Rutledge is on business in the Louisiana country. He decides to stay at an old house which is a bed-and-breakfast type of place owned by two sisters, Charlotte and younger Lucy. Charlotte is in and out of love with town sheriff Cleve Doucet while seductive Lucy is attracted to Matt. Written by Anonymous

  • Wisdom

    Wisdom (1986)
    Film by Emilio Estevez (Crime and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend (Moore) embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers (Just call him Robin Hood). Written by John N. Daily

  • The Big Easy

    The Big Easy (1986)
    Film by Jim McBride (Crime, Drama, Romance and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Set in New Orleans. Remy McSwain, lieutenant in Homicide finds that he has two problems, the first of a series of gang killings and Ann Osborne, a beautiful attorney from the D.A.'s police corruption task force in his office. He begins a relationship with her as the killings continue only to have charges filed against him for accepting bribes as he stumbles on a police corruption Sting. While this is happening, the criminals insist that none of the crime gangs are behind the killings. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

  • Avenging Force

    Avenging Force (1986)
    Film by Sam Firstenberg (Action, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Matt Hunter, a former Military Intelligence man who resigned so that he could take care of his sister following his parents' death, goes to visit Larry Richards, a friend who's running for the Senate. When he arrives he learns that Larry's been receiving death threats from a group calling themselves the Pentangle. Later at the rally, someone takes a shot at Larry and hits one of Larry's sons. Matt chases the shooter and takes him out. Matt then calls his former boss to find out who Pentangle is. He learns that they're a right wing paramilitary group and that Larry once foiled one of their plans which is why they're targeting him. Matt also learns that they have an affinity for hunting men. When they try to lure Larry into a trap, Matt tags along and stops them. The group upon learning of Matt decides they would like to make him their next prey. They attack Matt's ranch where Larry and his family are staying and kill Larry and his family and take Matt's sister hostage and tell Matt ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

  • Iron Eagle

    Iron Eagle (1986)
    Film by Sidney J. Furie (Action, Thriller and War) Camera and Electrical Department When Doug's father, an Air Force Pilot, is shot down by MiGs belonging to a radical Middle Eastern state, no one seems able to get him out. Doug finds Chappy, an Air Force Colonel who is intrigued by the idea of sending in two fighters piloted by himself and Doug to rescue Doug's father after bombing the MiG base. Their only problems: Borrowing two fighters, getting them from California to the Mediteranean without anyone noticing, and Doug's inability to hit anything unless he has music playing. Then come the minor problems of the state's air defenses. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

  • The Longshot

    The Longshot (1986)
    Film by Paul Bartel (Action and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Four losers borrow money from gangsters to bet on a "sure thing", but lose. The gangsters go after them to get their money.

  • Once Bitten

    Once Bitten (1985)
    Film by Howard Storm (Comedy and Horror) Camera and Electrical Department The Countess has a problem. She is a 400 year old vampire who will cease to look young unless she is able to feed on a virgin three times before the upcoming Halloween, a week away. She sends Sebastian, her servant and all of her lesser vampires out to find one. Finding a virgin is difficult in 1980s Los Angeles. Mark has a problem. He wants to 'do it' with Robin in the worst way, but she wants to wait. Jamie and Russ, Mark's goofy friends convince him to go to a Hollywood pick up spot where Mark meets the Countess, on the prowl. Robin's not going to understand this. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

  • Surviving

    Surviving (1985)
    TV Movie by Waris Hussein (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Rick is a 17 year old golden boy whose father wants him to became a doctor like himself. Lonnie is a problematic 16 year old girl, who has just come out from a sanatorium after an attempted suicide. The families of both teens are very close friends. Right away, Lonnie and Rick fall strongly in love for each other. Meanwhile Rick becomes aware that his father betrays his mother, so he begins to show his uneasiness at home and do odd things. Thinking Lonnie's the reason of his son's behaviour, Rick's father forbids him to see her anymore. After an unsuccessful getaway the two adolescents realize their love is impossible, therefore they decide to commit suicide. From then onwards both o their families are destroyed, and their friendship as well. It'll be hard to reconstruct the family and retrieve the friendship. Written by A. Cifres

  • Love Leads the Way: A True Story

    Love Leads the Way: A True Story (1984)
    TV Movie by Delbert Mann (Drama, Family and History) Camera and Electrical Department When an insurance salesman is blinded in a boxing accident, his world is turned upside down as he has trouble functioning in his sightless world. All seem hopeless until he learns of an innovative European project that trains dogs as guides for the blind. He explores the idea and decides to train for a dog. He eventually gets a guide dog, but soon learns that he is barred from taking his needed companion into transit vehicles and public buildings and businesses. With a newfound friend, he must fight to make the country recognize that those rules are unfair to him and his guide. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

  • Mortuary

    Mortuary (1983)
    Film by Howard Avedis (Horror) Camera and Electrical Department Christie Parson has constant nightmares of her father's death whom died in a swimming pool. Christie's mother thinks it was an accident, but Christie believes in was murder. Christie then sees a sinister hooded figure following her and harassing her. But still nobody believes her, except her boyfriend. Who is this hooded person actually? Written by WilliamPaxton

  • The Jupiter Menace

    The Jupiter Menace (1983)
    Film by Peter Matulavich (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department A documentary that examines the theory that the world is doomed and nothing can be done about it.

  • Sweet 16

    Sweet 16 (1983)
    Film by Jim Sotos (Horror and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A beautiful lonely girl named Melissa tries to make new friends from a town she's currently living in. The only problem is, each of the boys that she spends time with end up brutally murdered. Her sixteenth birthday is on the way, but Melissa turns out to be a suspect when it seems she's the last person who has seen her boyfriends alive. Written by Kelly Nicklay <Topaz@montana.com>

  • Trick or Treats

    Trick or Treats (1982)
    Film by Gary Graver (Horror) Camera and Electrical Department Five years after his wife, Joan, had him wrongfully and delibarately committed to a mental institution so she could live with her boyfriend, Malcolm escapes on Halloween night and arrives back at his old house to murder her, except Joan is not home but she's out with her boyfriend while babysitter Linda is looking after Malcolm's 10-year-old son Christopher, an equally psychotic and demented practical joker until, under cover of darkness, Malcolm shows up and begins a real terror game of attrition with Linda. Written by <pataygs@voicenet.com>

  • The Kid with the Broken Halo

    The Kid with the Broken Halo (1982)
    TV Movie by Leslie H. Martinson (Comedy, Family and Fantasy) Camera and Electrical Department Andy LeBeau is a fallen angel of sorts. He keeps messing up and causing trouble in angel training. The archangel, Michael, decides to give him one more shot. His mission: Help out the problems of three cases. First, the Desautel family, who are on the edge of breaking up. Then, the McNulty family, who are workaholics. Finally, Dorothea Powell who is a secluded, grumpy old woman. Andy's guide on earth is Blake, who is none too thrilled to work with Andy. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

  • Smokey Bites the Dust

    Smokey Bites the Dust (1981)
    Film by Charles B. Griffith (Action, Comedy and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department This movie follows the rivalry between a small-town southern sheriff and a small-town teenaged thief who steals cars and destroys them with the sheriff's daughter by his side.

  • Hollywood High Part II

    Hollywood High Part II (1981)
    Film by Lee Thornburg (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department It's another year at Hollywood High and the students are upholding the standards of their school. It's the end of the semester and finals are near, but that doesn't stop the girls of Hollywood High from having fun. From the pool to the beach, they cavort with their boyfriends, drink, and smoke a joint or two. But the fun stops when a teacher keeps one of the guys after school for some personal tutoring. Written by Brian D. Switzer <bswitzer@uoguelph.ca>

  • Texas Lightning

    Texas Lightning (1981)
    Film by Gary Graver (Action and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A rough and tough macho truck driver decides to make his soft son more of a man by taking him hunting. They go on a holiday and go to a honky-tonk bar where the younger man falls in love with a burned out waitress.

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