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Carroll Ballard (born October 14, 1937, in Los Angeles) is an American film director.

He started out making documentaries for the U.S. information agency, Beyond This Winter's Wheat (1965) and Harvest (1967); the latter was nominated for an Academy Award. He also made the documentaries The Perils of Priscilla (1969), and Rodeo (1970).

He was second unit director on George Lucas' Star Wars for which he handled many of the outdoor desert scenes. His first solo directing job came when Francis Ford Coppola, a former UCLA classmate, offered him the job of directing The Black Stallion (1979), an adaptation from the novel of the same name by Walter Farley. He went on to direct Never Cry Wolf (1983), a film based on Farley Mowat's autobiographical book of the same name, detailing his experiences with Arctic wolves. He also directed the film Wind (1992).

He later directed the film Fly Away Home (1996), which was nominated for an Academy Award for best cinematography. His most recent film is Duma (2005), about a young South African boy's friendship with an orphaned cheetah. Most of Ballard's films deal with man and his relation to nature and have a strong poetic streak.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Carroll Ballard (born October 14, 1937, in Los Angeles) is an American film director.

He started out making documentaries for the U.S. information agency, Beyond This Winter's Wheat (1965) and Harvest (1967); the latter was nominated for an Academy Award. He also made the documentaries The Perils of Priscilla (1969), and Rodeo (1970).

He was second unit director on George Lucas' Star Wars for which he handled many of the outdoor desert scenes. His first solo directing job came when Francis Ford Coppola, a former UCLA classmate, offered him the job of directing The Black Stallion (1979), an adaptation from the novel of the same name by Walter Farley. He went on to direct Never Cry Wolf (1983), a film based on Farley Mowat's autobiographical book of the same name, detailing his experiences with Arctic wolves. He also directed the film Wind (1992).

He later directed the film Fly Away Home (1996), which was nominated for an Academy Award for best cinematography. His most recent film is Duma (2005), about a young South African boy's friendship with an orphaned cheetah. Most of Ballard's films deal with man and his relation to nature and have a strong poetic streak.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Carroll Ballard, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 15

Birthday 1937-10-14

Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA

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Also Known As

  • Caroll Ballard

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2005 DumaDirector
1996 Fly Away HomeDirector
1992 WindDirector
1986 Nutcracker: The Motion PictureDirector
1983 Never Cry WolfDirector
1979 The Black StallionDirector
1974 CrystallizationDirector
1971 Seems Like Only YesterdayDirector
1969 RodeoDirector
1969 The Perils of PriscillaDirector
1965 Pigs!Director

Acting

2004 A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope as Herself
2004 Artifact from the Future: The Making of 'THX 1138' as Herself

Art

1964 3 Nuts in Search of a BoltProduction Design

Crew

1972 Norman Rockwell's World... An American DreamCinematography

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