Bill Irish has been doing this directing thing for quite some time. Before that he was a lumberjack, a bouncer, RCMP officer and an Agency Art Director (some careers may have overlapped). Some believe he was around even before Colour TV. I don't believe that. When you look at the work on this page - all the work done in the last few years, you realize no one can live that long.
Bill continues to Direct, make iPad Apps, produce Fine Art and bring in a chord of wood in record time.