- Name: Neill Blomkamp
- Born: 09/17/1979 (40 years old)
- Occupation: Film director, producer, screenwriter, animator
- Known for: Founder of Oats Studios, Directing/Writing District 9, Elysium, Chappie, Rakka, etc.
Neill Blomkamp (Afrikaans pronunciation: [ˈnil ˈblumkamp]; born 17 September 1979) is a South African film director, producer, screenwriter, and animator. Blomkamp employs a documentary-style, hand-held, cinéma vérité technique, blending naturalistic and photo-realistic computer-generated effects, and his films often deal with themes of xenophobia and social segregation. He is best known as the co-writer and director of the critically acclaimed and financially successful science fiction action film District 9, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He directed another dystopian science fiction action film Elysium, which garnered moderately positive reviews and a good box office return. He is known for his collaborations with South African actor Sharlto Copley. He is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Birth Place: Johannesburg, South Africa
Neill Blomkamp quotes :
A lot of America is kind of done. People have been making films about it for 100 years. Everything to me feels used up. But Jo-Burg feels unbelievably inspirational to me.Neill Blomkamp