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Rob Nilsson


Rob Nilsson is an independent director, based in San Francisco. Nilsson and co-director John Hanson won the Camera d'Or at Cannes for Northern Lights (1978) and Nilsson won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for Heat and Sunlight (1987). He is the first American film director to have won both awards. In 2010, The Anthology Film ... See full bio »
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3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Heat and Sunlight
(1987)
Northern Lights
Northern Lights Director
(1978)
On the Edge
On the Edge Director
(1986)
Chalk
Chalk Director
(1996)

Filmography

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 2016 Devised (completed)
 2013/II Collapse
 2012/I The Will (Short)
 2012/II Maelstrom
 2012 What Happened Here? (Documentary)
 2011 The Steppes
 2010/II Sand
 2009 Imbued
 2008 Presque Isle
 2007 Go Together
 2007 Used
 2006/II Pan
 2006 Opening
 2005 Need
 2005 Security
 2003 Attitude
 2002 Noise
 2001 Scheme C6
 2000 Singing
 2000 Stroke
 1998 A Town Has Turned to Dust (TV Movie)
 1996 Chalk
 1990 Words for the Dying (Documentary)
 1986 Signal Seven
 1986 On the Edge
Show Show Actor (30 credits)
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Show Show Producer (22 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (2 credits)
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Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (5 credits)

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Hometown: Rhinelander, Wisconsin (moved to California at age 14). See more »

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