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
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On making "The Lord of the Rings": "Looking back, I think we were a bit naive. At the beginning I don't think anybody had any idea how difficult or complicated it would be. We somehow went into it thinking we could do it. And then we've stumbled along just taking each day at a time."
Together with his partner Fran Walsh
, he received the honorary graduation from Massey University
In his movies, there's frequently a fake documentary: the Christchurch footage in Heavenly Creatures
(1994), The Murders & Psychos documentary in The Frighteners
(1996), the Colin McKenzie
biopic in _Forgotten Silver (1995)_, and _Lord of The Piercing (2002)_ (on _The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)_ Region 1 extended edition DVD).