Peter Jackson — New Zealander Director born on October 31, 1961,

Sir Peter Robert Jackson ONZ KNZM is a New Zealand filmmaker and screenwriter. He is best known as the director and producer of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy, both of which are adapted from the novels of the same name by J. R. R. Tolkien. Other notable films include the drama Heavenly Creatures, the mockumentary Forgotten Silver, the horror comedy The Frighteners, the epic monster film King Kong and the supernatural drama film The Lovely Bones. He also produced District 9, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn and the documentary West of Memphis... (wikipedia)

In every house, when the curtains are drawn, there's a story going on, and you never get to hear... You get the public side of things, the happy, smiling, social activities.
I just think that we're living in a world where the technology is advancing so rapidly. You're having cameras that are capable of more and more - the resolution on cameras is jumping up.
New Zealand is not a small country but a large village.
The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film for yourself.
Rivalry doesn't help anybody.