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OBS DIRECTOR PROFILES: PETER JACKSON

Director Name: Peter Jackson

Director:
- The Valley (1976)
- Bad Taste (1987)
- Meet the Feebles (1989)
- Braindead (1994)
- Heavenly Creatures (1995)
- Forgotten Silver (1996)
- LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
- LOTR: The Two Towers (2002)
- LOTR: The Return of the King (2003)
- King Kong (2005)
- Crossing the Line (2008)
- The Lovely Bones (2009)

Producer:
- Bad Taste (1987)
- Meet the Feebles (1989)
- Valley of the Stereos (1992)
- Jack Brown Genius (1994)
- Heavenly Creatures (1994)
- The Frighteners (1996)
- The Long and Short of It (2003)
- The Lovely Bones (2009)
- District 9 (2009)
- The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn (2011)
- Dambusters (2010)
- The Hobbit (2011)

Actor:
- The Valley (1976)
- Bad Taste (1987)
- Braindead (1992)
- Heavenly Creatures (1994)
- Forgotten Silver (1995)
- The Frighteners (1996)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
- The Long and Short of It (2003)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
- King Kong (2005)
- Hot Fuzz (2007)
- Entourage (2008)

Special & Visiual effects:
- The Valley (1976)
- Bad Taste (1987)
- The Lounge Bar (1989)
- Braindead (1992)
- Contact (1997)

Editor:
- The Valley (1976)
- Bad Taste (1987)

Short Bio and Review:
Peter Jackson is a New Zealand filmmaker, producer and screenwriter, best known for ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy adapted from the novel by J. R. R. Tolkien. He is also known for his 2005 remake of ‘King Kong’ and as the producer of the critically acclaimed film ‘District 9′.

He won international attention early in his career with his “splatstick” horror comedies, before coming to mainstream prominence with ‘Heavenly Creatures’. Jackson has been awarded a total of three Academy Awards in his career.
I really like his noted perfectionism on the ‘Lord of the Rings’ shoot. That’s why the trilogy is so wonderful detailed and authentic. Also his behaviour shooting a scene from as many angles as possible, gives him more options to choose from in the editing process, and makes it over all not only a movie but something epic. His most common visual trademarks is shooting close-ups of actors with wide-angle lenses. And during filming of ‘The Lord of the Rings’, Jackson was famous for wearing short pants and going barefoot under most circumstances, especially during film shoots.

Unlike some other film directors, Peter Jackson has remained in his native country to make films. This has been the genesis of several production and support companies. Most of Jackson’s assets are found on the Miramar Peninsula in his home town of Wellington where much of his filming occurs.

He was an early user of computer enhancement technology and provided digital special effects to a number of Hollywood films by use of telecommunications and satellite links to transmit raw images and the final results across the Pacific Ocean.

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