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Rob Nilsson

Highest Rated: 60% Chalk (1996)

Lowest Rated: 40% Attitude (2003)

Birthday: Oct 29, 1939

Birthplace: Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA

Independent, San Francisco-based filmmaker whose debut feature, "Northern Lights" (1979), grew out of a series of documentaries he had made for left-wing film cooperative Cine Manifest. A gritty period drama about Norwegian farmers in pre-WWI Dakota, "Northern Lights" won the Camera D'Or at Cannes in 1979 and the American Film Festival Award the following year. Nilsson went on to develop an improvisational filmmaking style, influenced by the techniques of cinema verite and facilitated by modern video equipment, which he has dubbed "direct action cinema." His films in this mode include "Signal 7" (1983), which follows a day in the life of San Francisco cabbies, and "On the Edge" (1985), starring Bruce Dern. Nilsson played his first leading film role in "Heat and Sunlight" (1987), which he also wrote and directed.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prairie Trilogy Director,
Producer
- 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Raise Your Kids on Seltzer Bud Sturges (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sacred Blood Ruthven (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Permission to Touch Mel Hurley (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bridge to a Border Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Collapse Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Leap to Take Director,
Producer
- 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet What Happened Here? Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Imbued Director,
Screenwriter
- 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Presque Isle Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Go Together Director,
Producer
- 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Opening Director - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Need Director - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Security Director - 2005
40% No Score Yet Attitude Director - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frank Dead Souls Director - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dancing at the Harvest Moon Dean Jim Rogers (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scheme C6 Director,
Producer
- 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Samt Director - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clouds Frank (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Winter Oranges Director - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Singing Director,
Producer
- 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stroke Director,
Producer
- 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Town Has Turned to Dust Director - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tell Me No Secrets Detective (Character) - 1997
60% No Score Yet Chalk Director,
Writer
- 1996
No Score Yet 33% Heat and Sunlight Mel Hurley (Character),
Director
- 1987
No Score Yet 67% On the Edge Director,
Producer
- 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Signal 7 Director - 1983
No Score Yet 100% Northern Lights Director - 1979

TV

Credit
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1986

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