Roger Donaldson


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Birth Name: Roger Donaldson
Born: 11/15/1945
Birth Place: Australia

Born on Nov. 15, 1945 in Ballarat, Australia, Donaldson spent his formative years in his native land before heading to New Zealand at 19 as a geology student, where he eventually began a career as a photographer. Gradually moving into filmmaking with documentaries, he first earned notice helming "Winners and Losers," a series of seven short films for New Zealand television. By the time he was in his early thirties, Donaldson had shifted to feature films with "Sleeping Dogs" (1977), the first feature film made in New Zealand in over 11 years. Made after a trip to the Cannes Film Festival, where he saw a bunch of movies he considered to be "a load of crap," Donaldson directed his futuristic... Continue Bio >>


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