I haven't got a real job.

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson

Profession: Film Director
Nationality: New Zealander

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One of the best things about growing up in New Zealand is that if you are prepared to work hard and have faith in yourself, truly anything is possible.

'Heavenly Creatures' was really the idea of Fran Walsh. It was a very famous New Zealand murder case, but not one that people knew much about.

I'm not going to head off and do a Marvel film. So if I don't do a Marvel film, I don't have any other choice - I've got to go make a small New Zealand movie!

I feel very lucky to be able to make movies in New Zealand, and I will always be grateful for the support I have received from so many New Zealanders.

The producers of 'The Hobbit' take the welfare of all animals very seriously and have always pursued the highest standard of care for animals in their charge.

I didn't want people to sit there and watch 10 minutes of film,and all they write about is 48 frames.

Once the film is out and a lot of people are seeing it, it becomes almost owned by the cinemagoers of the world.

You can't always look at life as a miserable thing.

Film is such a powerful medium. It's like a weapon and I think you have a duty to self-censor.

Over 55% of all shots using animals in 'The Hobbit' are in fact computer generated; this includes horses, ponies, rabbits, hedgehogs, birds, deer, elk, mice, wild boars and wolves.

I never wanted to do 'The Hobbit' in the first place.

I don't like directing that much to want a career as a director for hire. I like to have as much creative control as possible.

I don't really want to make a stylized film or anything too surreal.

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.