Vincent Ward

Director, Screenwriter
Ward has made acclaimed short films and won praise for his debut feature, "Vigil" (1984), the first New Zealand-produced to be shown in competition at Cannes. Ward then spent four years making "The Navigator" (1988), a ... Read more »
Born: 02/15/1956 in New Zealand

Filmography

Director (8)

Rain of the Children 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

River Queen 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

What Dreams May Come 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Map of the Human Heart 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

The Navigator 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Vigil 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

In Spring One Plants Alone 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

A State of Siege 1976 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (7)

Rain of the Children 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

River Queen 2005 (Movie)

(Story By)

River Queen 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Map of the Human Heart 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Alien3 1992 (Movie)

(Story By)

The Navigator 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Vigil 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (3)

Rain of the Children 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Last Samurai 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Map of the Human Heart 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (1)

Rain of the Children 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Ward has made acclaimed short films and won praise for his debut feature, "Vigil" (1984), the first New Zealand-produced to be shown in competition at Cannes. Ward then spent four years making "The Navigator" (1988), a visually stunning fantasy about a group of men from plague-ridden, medieval England who tunnel through the earth--and time--into 20th-Century Australia in an attempt to save their village. He followed up with the intense romantic saga, "Map of the Human Heart" (1993).

EDUCATION

Ilam School of Fine Art

switched major from fine art to film

Milestones

1984

Feature directing and co-writing debut, "Vigil"; first New Zealand film shown in competition at Cannes

1979

Made first documentary, "In Spring One Plants Alone"

1977

Medium-length film directing debut, "A State of Siege" (49 mins)

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