PETER WEIR Malibu 1986

Australian director, Peter Weir remains forever boyish—a shy gentle, sensitive, nearly frail presence that can belie his film’s violent moments, his hero’s complexity, and his own POV focus throughout the filming process. He is the isolated hero that inhabits his best films, and that hero (part observer and part the reckless agent) manifest the best of Peter Weir. My experience with Peter was on location in Belize (Mosquito Coast) and the Amish farmhouse in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (Witness).