Watch: District 9 Director Neill Blomkamp's 'Alien' TED Video
Last November, District 9 director Neill Blomkamp was chosen to be a part of TEDx in Vancouver. The director wanted to join the program but couldn't be there in person so he recorded a video (via SlashFilm) which is now online. He was asked in an interview once if he thought the aliens represented in District 9 were an accurate representation of what extraterrestrials are really like. His answer was "no" and from there he goes off on a talk about what real aliens would be like and if there is life on other planets (and why we haven't found it yet). It's an absolutely fascinating video presentation that I definitely suggest watching.
Although Blomkamp didn't receive an Oscar nomination for directing, I was extremely happy to see District 9 receive nominations for Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Visual Effects, and Film Editing. Blomkamp is obviously not only an incredible filmmaker, but he's just a brilliant guy, as is evident watching this video or our interview with him from last year. He travels into some very interesting and highly theoretical areas in this video but that's what it makes it so cool. Thanks to our friends at SlashFilm for first discovering and featuring this. I already can't wait for Blomkamp's next movie. But for now, we're hoping for some Oscars!