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Thys Ockersen

Thys Ockersen, born February 3rd in Amsterdam, attended a film-school, the NFA, from 1965-1969 and graduated with the fiction/instruction-short "Surprise Surprise" that won him a Chicagostudent award in 1969. At the same moment when his picture was shown on Dutch TV, it caused a much publicized riot when it showed the cutting of an eye, a ... See full bio »

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 1992 Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys (Documentary) (written by)
 1987 The Importance of Being Funny in America (TV Movie documentary)
 1984 Fear - Angst (TV Movie documentary)
 1984 Het vonnis (TV Movie) (original screenplay)
 1984 Darlings! (additional work)
 1982 The History of the SF Film (TV Movie documentary)
 1980 Don Siegel: Last of the Independents (TV Movie documentary)
 1979 Sam Fuller and the Big Red One (Documentary) (writer)
 1969 Surprise Surprise (Short) (writer)
 1967 Key (Short)
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I am a big fan of the movies of Sam Fuller and Don Siegel but I wish I could make them like John Ford.


On April 30th 2006 he received on the Queens birthday The Order of Orange Nassau award for services to the Dutch film industry over the last 40 years. The burgomaster of Zandvoort pinned the award on Thys during a meeting at the town council. See more »

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