Happy Birthday: Peter Jackson

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

peterjackson.jpgPeter Jackson

Born: October 31, 1961 in Pukerua Bay, North Island, New Zealand

Married to: Fran Walsh (1987 – present) (2 children)

The weird thing about being a director of films that have a certain popularity and a following is that you are forced to have to deal with things that you have no interest in but they become part of your life. Like you have to deal with increased security. You have to deal with privacy issues. A lot of things that really don’t have anything to do with filmmaking. You have to have a team around you, assistants, and people that look after you. I never imagined that sort of filmmaking when I was young. I never thought I’d find myself in this place. There’s the actual craft of directing and then there’s this other baggage that comes the more successful you are as a director. Your craft…

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