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      Michael Oblowitz

      Michael Oblowitz

      Highest Rated: 38% This World, Then the Fireworks (1997)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Not Available

      Birthplace: Bantry Bay, Cape Town

      The work of South African director Michael Oblowitz has repeatedly crossed genre boundaries, as his work ranges from avant-garde cinema to horror and action movies. After creating a few shorts, Oblowitz's first feature-length film was the 1983 psychological drama "King Blank." In 1997, he made the dark noir tale "This World, Then the Fireworks," which featured Billy Zane and Gina Gershon and screened at numerous film festivals. Oblowitz was constantly varying his projects, though, as when he directed the 2001 vampire action movie "The Breed" and then the dramatic thriller "On the Borderline." He teamed up with action star Steven Seagal for the thriller "The Foreigner" in 2003. Seagal and Oblowitz would also collaborate on the straight-to-video action flick "Out for a Kill" that same year. Oblowitz explored the horror genre in the thriller TV movie "Hammerhead: Shark Frenzy," which starred William Forsythe. He followed this with a very different film, writing and directing the well-received 2008 documentary "Sea of Darkness." This moody film recounts the story of a group of obsessive surfers. In 2010, he directed the horror thriller "The Traveler," in which a mysterious man (Val Kilmer) walks into a police station and confesses to six murders. In addition to his movie projects, Oblowitz has been a prolific director of music videos and commercials, as well as creating art films that have been shown in museums and galleries around the world.



      0% 45% Confidential Informant Director,
      - 2023
      No Score Yet 38% Frank & Ava Director,
      $18.3K 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Heavy Water Director,
      - 2015
      No Score Yet 4% The Ganzfeld Haunting Director,
      - 2014
      No Score Yet 16% The Traveler Director - 2010
      No Score Yet 23% Hammerhead: Shark Frenzy Director - 2005
      No Score Yet 26% Out for a Kill Director - 2003
      0% 26% The Foreigner Director - 2003
      No Score Yet 32% The Breed Director - 2001
      No Score Yet 11% On the Borderline Director,
      - 2000
      38% 42% This World, Then the Fireworks Director $19.9K 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet King Blank Director,
      - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stiletto Cinematographer - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tally Brown, New York Cinematographer - 1979