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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 »

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District 9
District 9 Director
Elysium Director
Chappie Director
Stargate SG-1
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 2016/VI The Escape (Short) (completed)
 2015 Chappie
 2013/I Elysium
 2009 District 9
 2008/I Crossing the Line (Short) (additional director)
 2006 Tempbot (Short)
 2006/IV Yellow (Short)
 2005 Alive in Joburg (Short)
 2004 Tetra Vaal (Short)
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Directed the 'Halo Landfall' promotional videos for the video game Halo 3. See more »


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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There's no question that how Johannesburg operates is what made me interested in the idea of wealth discrepancy. Elysium (2013) could be a metaphor for just Jo'burg, but it's also a metaphor for the Third World and the First World. And in science fiction, separation of wealth is a really interesting idea to mess with. See more »


Immigrated to Canada at 18 years old. See more »


Cinéma vérité technique See more »

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another guy with no Experience making movies want to make THE MOVIE??? anatyy-238-977543
Dear Neill, please make a D9 sequel missheatherness
Alien: Isolation. I hope some inspiration is taken from this. mr_mark276
Possible story line... merrien46
District 10 Happening After Alien 5 - Sony Email Leaks The_BurgerKing
Ideal Bioshock director? CarlosRay1945
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