Movie director known for his diverse body of function, including the films Deceased Quiet, Rabbit-Proof Fence, as well as the Bone tissue Collector. He started making short movies at age 18 using his close friends as stars. His film Rabbit-Proof Fence received the AFI Honor for Greatest Film in 2002 and was explained by him as his proudest instant as a movie director. He was wedded to film maker Jan Chapman from 1971 to 1977. His 1989 thriller Deceased Calm switched Nicole Kidman right into a star.