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Neill Blomkamp


Neill Blomkamp was born on September 17, 1979 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a director and writer, known for District 9 (2009), Elysium (2013) and Chappie (2015). He is married to Terri Tatchell. They have one child. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

District 9
District 9 Director
(2009)
Elysium
Elysium Director
(2013)
Chappie
Chappie Director
(2015)
Stargate SG-1
Stargate SG-1 Visual Effects
(1997)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (11 credits)
 2016/VI The Escape (Short)
 2015 Chappie
 2013/I Elysium
 2009 District 9
 2008/I Crossing the Line (Short) (additional director)
 2007 Halo: Landfall (Short)
 2006 Tempbot (Short)
 2006/IV Yellow (Short)
 2005 Alive in Joburg (Short)
 2004 Tetra Vaal (Short)
Show Show Writer (9 credits)
Show Show Visual effects (8 credits)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (28 credits)

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Other Works:

Edwin and the Pressure "let's dance" video See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm a massive hater of 3D. I don't like it at all. For me, you go to a movie theatre and you want to be taken to a place and transported to a place and be in that environment, and I know 3D is meant to do that, but the effect for me is the reverse. I feel like I'm looking though muddy water, and I can't really see the image. See more »

Trivia:

Was set to direct a highly-anticipated movie adaptation of the popular video game Halo (2001) after a screenplay by Alex Garland. Peter Jackson would supervise as producer. There were initial difficulties because Microsoft, the owner of the game franchise, had a long list of demands, including 10 million dollar for the screenplay, 15% of the box office earnings, a budget of at least 75 million ... See more »

Trademark:

Blending naturalistic and photo-realistic computer-generated effects See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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