Author(s): Vincent Ward
Vincent Ward is one of the great creative figures of our generation, whose films have had an enduring influence on the way we see ourself in this country. This book is an appropriately powerful contribution to that legacy.
Vincent Ward was born in 1956 in Greytown. After graduating from art school at the University of Canterbury he began writing and making films. His debut feature Vigil, and his following two films, The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey, and Map of the Human Heart were the first feature films by a New Zealander to be officially selected for the Cannes Film Festival. He went on to make What Dreams May Come, starring Robin Williams, which won an Oscar for its visual effects in 1999, River Queen and Rain of the Children. In 2007 he was awarded an Order of New Zealand Merit for his contribution to film making. He lives in Auckland with his partner and two children.