Tory Belleci

Tory Belleci started working for Jamie Hyneman in 1994 after graduating from San Francisco State University's film school. Tory began working as a stage manager before moving up the ranks.

In a few years time Tory started work at Industrial Light and Magic building models for films including "The Phantom Menace" and "Attack of the Clones". His models include the pod racers and Federation battleships. Tory worked for ILM for eight years as a model builder, sculptor, and painter. Other movies that you can see his work in include Starship Troopers, Galaxy Quest, T3, The Matrix 2 & 3 and Van Helsing.

Tory also has written and directed his own short films including the 1999 short "Sand Trooper" which played at the Slamdance Film Fesitval and also aired on the Amercian cable television channel, Sci-Fi.

Tory began work on Discovery Channel's "Mythbusters" in 2003 doing work behind the scenes and in the second season was featured as part of the show's build team and got on screen credit in the shows third season.


Model making
• Van Helsing (2004) (model maker) (as Tori Belleci)
• Peter Pan (2003) (model maker: ILM)
• Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) (model maker)
• The Matrix II Reloaded (2003) (model maker)
• The Matrix III Revolutions (2003) (model maker)
• Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) (model maker: ILM)
• Monkeybone (2001) (model maker)
• Galaxy Quest (1999) (model maker)
• Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) (model maker: ILM)
• Starship Troopers (1997) (model maker)

Art Department
• Scooby-Doo (2002) (set designer)
• Bicentennial Man (1999) (props)
• Sphere (1998) (carpenter) (uncredited)
• On screen • "MythBusters" as Himself - Builder/Host ... (2004-2007)
• R2-D2: Beneath the Dome (2001) (TV) .... Cop #1 (Starsky)

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