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Peter Jackson

Director, Producer

Peter Jackson directing the old fashioned way.

Photographer:Chris Coad.

Peter Jackson reveals the site of an amazing discovery in Forgotten Silver.

Photo appears courtesy of the New Zealand Film Commission.

A scene from Forgotten Silver.

Photo appears courtesy of the New Zealand Film Commission.

From left to right: Costa Botes, Peter Jackson and Johnny Morris go hunting for treasure in Forgotten Silver

Photographer: Chris Coad.

Costa Botes and Peter Jackson in a scene from Forgotten Silver.

Photo appears courtesy of the New Zealand Film Commission.

Peter Jackson talks to Costa Botes in a scene from Forgotten Silver.

Photo appears courtesy of the New Zealand Film Commission.

Peter Jackson and Costa Botes in a scene from Forgotten Silver.

Photo appears courtesy of the New Zealand Film Commission.

Late 1991, filming a scene from Braindead at Wellington Zoo: from left to right, camera operator Mark Olsen, actor (and sometime director) Tony Hiles, Peter Jackson, and the film's stars, Spaniard Diana Penalver and Tim Balme. 

Photographer: Tyrone Kallmoier. Kindly provided by The Dominion Post.

Peter Jackson with puppets from Meet the Feebles.

Kindly provided by The Dominion Post.

Peter Jackson with baby Selwyn from Braindead.

Kindly provided by The Dominion Post.

The team behind Peter Jackson's first feature Bad Taste took on many roles. On the roof, actor Mike Minnett; inside the car, actor Terry Potter. Holding clapperboard, late actor Pete O'Herne. Jackson is behind the camera.

Kindly provided by Onfilm.

Filming Bad Taste in the hills above Pukerua Bay. From left to right, actor turned sound recordist Dean Lawrie, director and camera operator Peter Jackson, and Pete O'Herne, who played Barry.

Kindly provided by Onfilm.

Peter Jackson watches on as wardrobe assistant Zana Feuchs fits actor Danny Mulheron into a costume on the set of Meet the Feebles.

Kindly provided by The Dominion Post.

Puppet duck is discussed by Peter Jackson (left) and puppet designer Cameron Chittock (right).

Photographer: Don Roy. Kindly provided by The Dominion Post.

Peter Jackson with the Silver Lion he won at the 1994 Venice Film Festival for Heavenly Creatures.

Kindly provided by The Dominion Post