Vincent Ward (born in Greytown, New Zealand in 1956) is a film director and screenwriter. He trained as an artist and made a number of noted short films before his first 'art-house' film Vigil appeared at the Cannes Film Festival. His next film, The Navigator, took four years to make and won six AFI awards. After the romantic drama Map of the Human Heart he made an abortive attempt to direct and script Alien 3, but the film's backers dismissed his central concept of monks aboard a giant wooden ark in space and he left the project. Despite this his next feature moved away from the lower budget of his earlier works: the Hollywood-based $90m What Dreams May Come appeared in 1998.
Filmography (Directorial only)
Vigil (1984, director and writer)
The Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey (1988, director and writer)
Map of the Human Heart (1992, director and writer)
What Dreams May Come (1998)