Biography • Was born in born 16 February 1956 in Grey town New Zealand • He was educated at St Patrick's College, Silver stream • trained as an artist at the University of Canterbury. • he was awarded an Order of New Zealand Merit in 2007 for his contribution to film making.
filmography • A State of Siege (1978) (short) director and writer) • In Spring One Plants Alone (1981) (short) director, producer and writer). • Vigil (1984, director and writer) • The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1988, director and writer) • Alien 3 (1992, storywriter) • Map of the Human Heart (1993, director, producer and writer) • What Dreams May Come (1998, director) • The Last Samurai (2003, executive producer) • River Queen (2005, director and writer) • Rain of the Children (2008, director, producer and writer)
styles • Landscape features strongly in Ward's work, • He likes to film in unlikely locations Eg caves, cliff faces • His films have regularly won praise overseas for their originality, atmosphere and imagery. • He creates these haunting images of characters alone in wild landscapes
currently • He is an active film maker • He also paints, works as an actor in LA and works as a screen writer • He has published many books
Impact of his films • His films were the film sent to compete in the Cannes Film Festival. • He helped put new Zealand on the map for film making • He is known for his originality when it comes to his creative style and his ability to make a character seem so alone
Bibliography • http://vincentwardfilms.com/vw/biography/ • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Ward • http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0911910/bio • http://www.nzonscreen.com/person/vincent-ward?tab=biography • http://www.art-newzealand.com/Issues21to30/ward.htm