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Encyclopedia > List of New Zealand film makers

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International Directors

Name Notable Titles Other
Andrew Adamson Shrek 1 and 2, The Narnia film series Academy Award winner
Martin Campbell Casino Royale, The Mask of Zorro, GoldenEye BAFTA winner
Jane Campion The Piano, Holy Smoke! Academy Award winner
Richard Curtis Love Actually, Bridget Jones's Diary (writer) BAFTA winner, Academy Award nominee
Roger Donaldson Dante's Peak, Cocktail, The Recruit Golden Palm nominee
Ellory Elkayem Eight Legged Freaks
Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong 3 time Academy Award winner
Geoff Murphy Under Siege II, Young Guns II
Andrew Niccol Lord of War, Gattaca, The Truman Show (writer) BAFTA winner, Academy Award nominee
Lee Tamahori Die Another Day, Along Came a Spider, XXX2
Vincent Ward Map of the Human Heart, What Dreams May Come 2 time Golden Palm nominee
Niki Caro Whale Rider, North Country BAFTA winner

Andrew Adamson is a New Zealand-born film director based mainly in Los Angeles, California, USA, where he made the blockbuster animation films, Shrek and Shrek 2 for which he received an Academy Award nomination. ... This article contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of fantasy films from Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media, based on the series of novels, The Chronicles of Narnia, written by C.S. Lewis in the 1950s. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Martin Campbell (born October 24, 1940, Hastings) is a New Zealand film and television director. ... Casino Royale, released in 2006, is the 21st film in the James Bond series, and the first to star Daniel Craig as MI6 agent James Bond. ... The Mask of Zorro (1998) is an American action film directed by Martin Campbell, and stars Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Stuart Wilson. ... GoldenEye is a 1995 spy film. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Jane Campion (born April 30, 1954 in Wellington, New Zealand) is an Academy Award-winning film maker. ... I was sick for a week with the flu, we watched it in class, I was away, now we have an assignment. ... Holy Smoke! is a 1999 Australian film directed by Jane Campion, starring Kate Winslet, Harvey Keitel. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Richard Curtis in London, 1999 Richard Curtis CBE, (born 8 November 1956), is a New Zealand-born British screenwriter, best known for the TV programmes Blackadder and The Vicar of Dibley as well as movies such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, and Love Actually. ... Love Actually is a romantic comedy first released in cinemas in October and November 2003. ... Bridget Joness Diary is a 2001 film, based on the successful novel, also called Bridget Joness Diary, by Helen Fielding. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Roger Donaldson (born November 15, 1945) is an Australian-born film producer, director and writer who has made numerous successful movies. ... Dantes Peak is a 1997 action-adventure film starring Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton. ... Cocktail movie poster Cocktail was a hit movie released by Touchstone Pictures in 1988. ... The Recruit is a spy thriller movie starring Colin Farrell and Al Pacino. ... The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the name of the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ... Ellory Elkayem (born 12 August 1970, Christchurch) is a New Zealand film director. ... Eight Legged Freaks is a 2002 horror/comedy film directed by Ellory Elkayem and starring David Arquette and Kari Wührer. ... Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961) is a New Zealand filmmaker best known as the director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which he, along with Fran Walsh, his long time partner, and Philippa Boyens, adapted from the novels by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... The Lord of the Rings film trilogy comprises three live action fantasy epic films; The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). ... King Kong is a 2005 remake of the 1933 King Kong film about a fictional giant ape called Kong. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Geoff Murphy directed some significant New Zealand movies in the late 20th century. ... In the 1995 action film Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, a sequel to Under Siege, Casey Ryback, a retired NAVY Seal, foils a mad scientists plot to hijack a satellite weapon. ... Young Guns II is a 1990 film, and is the sequel to Young Guns. ... Andrew M. Niccol (born 1964) is a screenwriter, producer, and director. ... Lord of War is a 2005 film written and directed by Andrew Niccol and starring Nicolas Cage. ... Gattaca is a 1997 science fiction drama film written and directed by Andrew Niccol, starring Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Jude Law with supporting roles played by Loren Dean, Gore Vidal, and Alan Arkin. ... The Truman Show is a 1998 film directed by Peter Weir, written by Andrew Niccol, and starring Jim Carrey and Ed Harris. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Lee Tamahori, born 1950 in Wellington, New Zealand, is best known as a film director although he got his start as a commercial artist and photographer in the late 1970s. ... Die Another Day is a 2002 spy film. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that may be overly long, confusing, or ambiguous. ... Promotional poster for XXX: State of the Union XXX: State of the Union, released as XXX2: The Next Level outside of the United States, is a 2005 action/adventure film, directed by Lee Tamahori. ... Vincent Ward, ONZM (born Greytown, New Zealand, in 1956) is a film director and screenwriter. ... Map of the Human Heart is the title of a 1993 film by New Zealand director Vincent Ward. ... What Dreams May Come is a 1998 dramatic film, starring Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr. ... The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the name of the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ... Niki Caro (born 1967) is a film director and screenwriter who was born in Wellington, New Zealand. ... Whale Rider is a 2002 movie based on the 1987 novel by New Zealand Māori author Witi Tame Ihimaera. ... North Country is the name of an Academy Award-nominated film directed by Niki Caro and released in 2005. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ...

Domestic Directors

Name Notable For
Robert Sarkies Out of the Blue, Scarfies
Hamish Rothwell Stickmen
Murray Ball Footrot Flats
Gillian Blue
Gregor Nicholas Black Sheep
Chris Stapp Back of the Y Masterpiece Television

Out of the Blue is a frequently-used title, and may refer to: This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... Dunedin, New Zealand: its not famous for its nice weather, stunning architecture, cosmopolitan lifestyle etc etc. ... A stick figure A stick figure is a very primitive type of drawing, generally of the human form, although stick figures of other types of animals are possible (for example, a stick figure dog). ... Murray Hone Ball (born 1937) is a New Zealand cartoonist. ... The very first edition of Footrot Flats released in 1978. ... Black Sheep may refer to many different things: // English language Black sheep is a derogatory colloquial term in the English language meaning an outsider or one who is different in a way which others disapprove of. ... Chris Stapp is a New Zealand actor best known for his role of Randy Cambell in Back Of The Y Masterpiece Television. ...

Producers

John Barnett (1802—1890), English musical composer, son of a Prussian named Bernhard Beer, who changed his name on settling in England as a jeweller, was born at Bedford, and at the age of eleven sang on the Lyceum stage in London. ... Fran Walsh and her husband Peter Jackson Frances Walsh MNZM is an Academy Award-winning screenwriter and film producer and also a musician. ...

Actors

For other uses, see: Cliff Curtis (disambiguation). ... Melanie Jayne Lynskey (b. ... Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964) is a film actor born in Wellington, New Zealand. ... Martin Henderson (born October 8, 1974) is a New Zealand actor. ... Sam Neill (born Nigel John Dermot Neill), DCNZM, OBE (born 14 September 1947) is a New Zealand-Australian film and television actor, and owner of the Two Paddocks winery in Central Otago. ... Anna Helene Paquin (born July 24, 1982) is an Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-nominated New Zealand actress who was born in Canada. ... Keisha Castle-Hughes (born March 24, 1990) is an Academy Award-nominated New Zealand actress. ... Craig Parker as Haldir in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. ... Temuera Derek Morrison (born December 26, 1960) is a New Zealand actor. ... Karl-Heinz Urban (born June 7, 1972) is a New Zealand actor. ...

Special Effects

Richard Taylor, who is the head of Weta Workshop, has won a notable number of awards for his work on the The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and King Kong. Currently, he holds one of the largest Oscar and Academy Award Collections. Richard Taylor, 2003 Richard Taylor is the creator and head of New Zealand movie prop and special effects company Weta Workshop. ... Weta Workshop is a physical effects company based in Miramar, New Zealand, producing effects for television and film. ... The Lord of the Rings film trilogy comprises three live action fantasy epic films; The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). ...


 
 

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