Neill Blomkamp


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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 14 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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District 9 Director
(2009)
Elysium Director
(2013)
Chappie Director
(2015)
Conviction Director
(2019)

Filmography

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 2019/I Conviction (Short)
 2018 God: City (Short)
 2017 Lima (Short)
 2017 Adam: The Prophet (Video 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 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 (4 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
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Show Show Thanks (5 credits)
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:

[on _Elysium_] I feel like I fucked it up, I feel like ultimately the story is not the right story. I still think the satirical idea of a ring filled with rich people hovering above the impoverished Earth is an awesome idea. I love it so much, I almost want to go back and do it correctly. But I just think the script wasn't... I just didn't make a good enough film is ultimately what it is. I feel ... See more »

Trivia:

Immigrated to Canada at 18 years old. See more »

Trademark:

Cinéma vérité technique See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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