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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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Northern Lights Director
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 2021 Center Divide
 2019 Arid Cut
 2016 Devised
 2016 Love Twice
 2014 Eshu Chant for David (Documentary)
 2013/II Collapse
 2012 394 Whiskey/Juliet (Short) (directed by)
 2012/I The Will (Short)
 2012 Maelstrom
 2011 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
 2004 Samt
 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)
 1988 The Street (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1988)
 1986 On the Edge
 1984 Signal Seven
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Northern Lights (1982)
 1980 Rebel Earth (Documentary)
 1980 Survivor (Documentary short)
 1977 Prairie Fire (Documentary short)
 1968 The Country Mouse (Short) (as Robin Nilsson)
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