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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 Schatjes! (additional work)
 1984 Sam Fuller and the Big Red One (Documentary) (writer)
 1982 The History of the SF Film (TV Movie documentary)
 1980 Don Siegel: Last of the Independents (TV Movie documentary)
 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.


In 1979 Thys Ockersen produced with Wim Lindner a screenwriters seminar in the Dutch Film Museum in Amsterdam. To improve the quality of the dutch screenwriters for movies and TV over a hundred people were invited to attend for four weeks to be lectured by three teachers from the American Film Institute: William Fadiman, John Bloch and Vincent DiPersio. Bloch and Fadiman had already done their ... See more »

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