Terri Tatchell

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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]


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]



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