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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 12 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

District 9
District 9 Director
(2009)
Elysium
Elysium Director
(2013)
Chappie
Chappie Director
(2015)
Rakka
Rakka Director
(2017)

Filmography

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 2017 Lima (Short)
 2017 ADAM: Episode 3 (Video short)
 2017 Adam: The Mirror (Short)
 2017 Kapture (Short)
 2017 Zygote (Short)
 2017 Cooking with Bill (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Smoothie (2017)
- PrestoVeg (2017)
- Sushi (2017)
- Damasu 950 (2017)
 2017 God: Serengeti (Short)
 2017 Firebase (Short)
 2017 Rakka (Short)
 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 Nike: Evolution (Video short)
 2004 Tetra Vaal (Short)
 2004 Citroen C4: Alive with Technology (Video short)
 2003 Nike: Crab (Video short)
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Show Show Visual effects (8 credits)
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (29 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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Personal Quote:

There has to be the popcorn genre element, or I don't engage the same way. I like action and vehicle design and guns and computer graphics as much as I like allegory. It's a constant balancing game. I want audiences to be on this rollercoaster that fits the Hollywood mould, but I also want them to absorb my observations. See more »

Trivia:

Graduated from Vancouver Film School's 3D Animation and Visual Effects program in 1998. See more »

Trademark:

Often casts Sharlto Copley (District 9 (2009), _Elysium (2013)_ and Chappie (2015)) See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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