Neill Blomkamp



  • Birth Place: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/17/1979, Virgo
  • Profession: Director; writer; visual effects
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Neill Blomkamp Fast Facts:Grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, but moved to Vancouver at the age of 18.
  • Did computer-graphics projects while still a teen for Sharlto Copley's company in South Africa, and later cast Copley as the lead in District 9.
  • Studied animation and visual effects at the Vancouver Film School, and produced live-action shorts to promote video game Halo.
  • Made commercials for such products as Nike and Gatorade.
  • Was scheduled to make the movie Halo with producer Peter Jackson, but financing collapsed.
  • Adapted his short Alive in Joburg for his directorial feature debut, 2009's District 9. It was nominated for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay Oscars.
  • Was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in 2009.
  • Neill Blomkamp Relationships:
  • Terri Tatchell - Wife
  • Neill Blomkamp Awards:
  • 2010 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2009 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 2009 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Director - Nominee
  • 2009 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay - Nominee

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