Neill Blomkamp


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Neill Blomkamp is a South African-Canadian film director and screenwriter who is known for the science fiction films District 9, Elysium and Chappie. He also directed the supernatural horror film Demonic and the 2007 short film Halo: Landfall, based on the Microsoft science fiction video game franchise. He had a child from his wife Terri Tatchell. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

District 9 Director
(2009)
Elysium Director
(2013)
Chappie Director
(2015)
Demonic Director
(2021)

Filmography

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  Off the Grid (Video Game) (completed)
 2021 Demonic
 2019/I Conviction (Short)
 2018 God: City (Short)
 2017 Lima (Short)
 2017 Adam: The Prophet (Video short)
 2017 Gdansk (Short)
 2017 Adam: The Mirror (Short)
 2017 Kapture (Short)
 2017/I 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 Oats Studios (TV Mini Series short) (1 episode)
- Rakka (2017)
 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 Bif Naked: Choking in the Truth (Music Video short)
 2003 Nike: Crab (Video short)
 2002 Tango Shoes (Music Video short)
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Other Works:

Directed the 'Halo Landfall' promotional videos for the video game Halo 3. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)

Spouse:

Terri Tatchell  (1 child)

Children:

Blomkamp, Cassidy
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Personal Quote:

When any young director gets hired by a studio to do a $125 million film based on a preexisting piece of intellectual property, they're climbing into the meat grinder. And what you're coming out with on the other side is a generic, heavily studio-controlled pile of garbage that ends up on the side of Burger King wrappers. See more »

Trivia:

Was set to direct a highly-anticipated movie adaptation of the popular video game Halo: Combat Evolved (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 ... See more »

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

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