7 Peter Jackson New Zealand WWI Blockbuster

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1 OCTOBER 1918

Exploits of the Billjim – 1916 to 1918
(24iii, 15m 33s, 98.9Mb)

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~Peter Jackson to make New Zealand’s WWI Blockbuster~

Even Peter Jackson (director of “Lord of the Rings” which made well over $1 billion at the box office) said as much in an interview on the ABC  – saying “we are rapidly steamrolling towards the 100th anniversary”, and that the Peter Weir film, Gallipoli (1980) was really quite narrow covering just 2 days really, leaving a lot still to tell.
Apparently Jackson is now in pre-production on his World War I movie – is Australia going to be upstaged yet again by our cousins across the ditch?!
It’s also interesting to note that in his early days Jackson got his start by constantly pestering New Zealand Film Commission to give him a chance, and back his “Bad Taste” horror movie.

It all started with $7,000 and foresight from Jim Booth at the NZFC leading to Lord of the Rings and a vibrant New Zealand Film Industry, and along the way totally embarrassing the mucher greater resourced Australian ‘crony run’  system.

The Billjim Song
(3m28s, 14.3 Mb, 16iii)
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The BILLJIM Song at SoundCloud Audio
(Music only for download to your mobile/ringtone)

play-the-billjim-songGet them to play The BILLJIM Songat the Cricket T20

Peter Jackson & Jim Booth & NZ Film Commission

 *** This page is dedicated to Jim Booth 1945-1994 ( just 48) – NZ Film Commission Pioneer & Producer ***

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