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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)

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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)
 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:

: Directed music video for Liveonrelease, "Let's Go". See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

The first film that I can remember seeing where, like, I just couldn't stop watching it - and it didn't necessarily make me want to be a director because I was so young, but it made me know that that's what I wanted to be doing - was 'Alien.' And I saw that when I was probably just over 10 years old. 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 »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Virgo

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