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Peter Jackson is an Academy Award winning director from New Zealand. After recieving a super 8mm movie camera as an 8 year old, Jackson instantly started making the types of movies you have grown to know today, low cost with impressive special effects. The film, Bad Taste, began as any other Jackson film, in an amateuristic style, at a low budget and using friends and local people to star in his film. Jackson himself did nearly everything in the movie, he directed, produced, filmed and starred in it. It took Jackson and his friends four years to complete the movie. A friend of Jackson who was working in the movie industry convinced him the film had commercial prospects and arranged for it to be shown at the Cannes film festival, where it won a lot of acclaim, as well as a number of prizes. The movie soon became a hit because of its bizarre humor and overdose of special-effects, some realistic, some hilarious because of their amateuristic look. After the success of Bad Taste, Jackson became recognized as a director and the door to fame and fortune was opened. He gave up his job at a local photographer's shop and became a well-known director of horror-movies, after the success of his first professionally made movie, Dead Alive.

Jackson has gone on to make hugely successful movies including King Kong, The Hobbit, The Adventures of Tin Tin, and he won academy awards for his work on The Lord of the Rings.

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