Peter Jackson is the director and co-writer of the mammoth trilogy of The Lord of the Rings movies.
He persuaded the movie company, New Line Cinema, to film the £210m trilogy in New Zealand.
Jackson's custom-built studio in Wellington, New Zealand, created hundreds of computer-generated special effects at a fraction of Hollywood charges.
Jackson was 12 when he made his first film, about World War II.
He and a couple of friends dug a hole in the garden, and Jackson made holes in the film to simulate gunshots.