Date of Birth1950, Wellington, New Zealand
Beginning as a commercial artist and photographer, he joined the New Zealand film industry in the late 1970s as a boom operator. He became an assistant director a decade later. Making international award-winning commercials for 10 years, he has also directed several TV series. His first feature film, Once Were Warriors (1994), won the PEN First Book Award.IMDb Mini Biography By: L.H. Wong
His father is Maori, his mother is British.
Past jobs have included: commercial artist, photographer, boom operator, and assistant director
"Sex should not be in the movies and should be in the home, and violence should be in the movies and not in the home."