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Terri Tatchell

Terri Tatchell
Tatchell in October 2009
Born 1978 (age 36–37)
Occupation Screenwriter
Years active 2006–present
Spouse(s) Neill Blomkamp

Terri Tatchell is a Canadian screenwriter, best known for co-writing the screenplay of District 9[1] and was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 82nd Academy Awards.[2]


  • Career 1
  • Filmography 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Tatchell graduated in 2001 from the Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program.[3] She began her screenwriting career in 2006 with the IDEALOGUE short action film Adicolor Yellow under the direction of her husband Neill Blomkamp.[4] In 2008, Tatchell wrote, with Blomkamp, the screenplay of the science-fiction film District 9,[5] which was released in 2009. Her work on District 9 has since garnered a number of awards nominations,[6] including an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay[7] and the Saturn Awards.[8] She won the 2009 Bradbury Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America for her work on the screenplay.[9]



  1. ^ District 9 Oscar nominations: statements from Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell
  2. ^ Horror at the Oscars Part 1: The Quickening
  3. ^ Board of Directors Archive
  4. ^ What's Next For District 9 Creators? Stone Monsters And Gritty Worlds
  5. ^ THE RUNAGATES CLUB: DISTRICT 9 - The genesis of Neill Blomkamp's dystopian allegory
  6. ^ Horror at the Oscars? Hell F*cking Yeah!
  7. ^ District 9 Writer Tackling Stone Monsters
  8. ^ The 36th Annual Saturn Awards Nominees
  9. ^ Standlee, Kevin (May 15, 2010). "Nebula Awards Results". Science Fiction Awards Watch. Retrieved May 15, 2010. 

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