In 1986, after meeting assistant director Costa Botes
, Peter Jackson did some freelance special effects for New Zealand TV series Worzel Gummidge
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Sir Peter Jackson
5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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To get an Oscar would be an incredible moment in my career, there is no doubt about that. But the 'Lord of the Rings' films are not made for Oscars, they are made for the audience.
For his first movie, Bad Taste
(1987), he did all the special effects, the make-up effects and built exact replicas of the weapons.
Frequently set his movies in Wellington, New Zealand