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Rudy Van Zyl

Rudy was born in South Africa and grew up in what is now known as Kwa-Zulu, Natal.  While in South Africa, Rudy worked in the Kruger National Park as a Game Ranger but always wanted to be a filmmaker.  He moved to New York City in 1995 and started working his way up the production ranks on commercials, music videos and films.  Rudy's work brought ... See full bio »
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Snakes on a Plane
Snakes on a Plane Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(2006)
Diamond Zero
Diamond Zero Producer
(2005)
Sweet Land
Sweet Land Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(2005)
Sin
Sin Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(2003)

Filmography

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 2017 P!nk: Beautiful Trauma (Video short) (first assistant director)
 2016 Flaked (TV Series) (first assistant director - 6 episodes)
- Rose (2016) ... (first assistant director)
- Horizon (2016) ... (first assistant director)
- Sunset (2016) ... (first assistant director)
- 7th (2016) ... (first assistant director)
- Electric (2016) ... (first assistant director)
 2011 In Gayle We Trust (TV Series) (first assistant director - 1 episode)
- Gayle and the Shadow (2011) ... (first assistant director)
  Head Case (TV Series) (first assistant director - 3 episodes, 2007 - 2009) (second unit director - 1 episode, 2009)
- The Wedding Ringer (2009) ... (first assistant director) / (second unit director)
- Live and Let Diet (2008) ... (first assistant director)
- Goode Morning (2007) ... (first assistant director)
 2008 Crash Course with Shaun White (TV Series) (first assistant director - 13 episodes)
- It's OK to Have an Opinion (2008) ... (first assistant director)
- Practice Can Make Perfect (2008) ... (first assistant director)
- Don't Forget the Fun (2008) ... (first assistant director)
- Life Is Better with a Soundtrack (2008) ... (first assistant director)
- 3rd Person, Person (2008) ... (first assistant director)
  Down and Dirty (TV Series) (assistant director - 3 episodes, 2008) (first assistant director - 2 episodes, 2008)
- Preventive Medicine (2008) ... (first assistant director)
- About a Cow (2008) ... (first assistant director)
- In at the Deep End (2008) ... (assistant director)
- If I Had a Sledeghammer (2008) ... (assistant director)
- Mission Control (2008) ... (assistant director)
 2007 Notes from the Underbelly (TV Series) (second second assistant director - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2007) ... (second second assistant director - uncredited)
 2007 King of California (second second assistant director)
 2006 Standoff (TV Series) (second assistant director: second unit)
 2006 Snakes on a Plane (second second assistant director)
 2005 Sweet Land (second assistant director)
 2005 Night Stalker (TV Series) (second assistant director)
 2005 Criminal Minds (TV Series) (second second assistant director)
 2005 Wassup Rockers (first assistant director)
 2005 The Law Firm (TV Series) (assistant director)
 2005 Wildfire (TV Series) (first assistant director: second unit)
 2005 Fathers and Sons (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 2005 Lucky 13 (assistant director)
 2005 The Inner Circle (first assistant director)
 2004 Combustion (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 2003 Suspense (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 2003 Sin (second assistant director)
 2003 Ride or Die (Video) (second assistant director)
 2002 Scared (first assistant director)
 2002 Bug (first assistant director)
 2002 Terry Tate, Office Linebacker (Short) (first assistant director)
 2001 D.C. Smalls (Short) (first assistant director)
 2001 Beyond the City Limits (second assistant director)
 2001 Your Guardian (assistant director)
 2000 The Upgrade (Short) (first assistant director)
 2000 Slow Burn (Video) (assistant director)
 2000 The Bogus Witch Project (TV Movie) (first assistant director - segment "In the Woods Segments")
 2000 The Chronicles of Riddick: Into Pitch Black (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 1999 The Hungry Bachelors Club (second second assistant director - as Daniel Zyl Van Zyl)
 1998 Airtime (Short) (second assistant director)
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Alternate Names:

Daniel Zyl Van Zyl
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Star Sign:

Scorpio

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