George Sluizer

Director, Producer, Screenwriter
George Sluizer began his career as an assistant to Michael Anderson, Sacha Guitry and Bert Haanstra and started producing and directing award-winning short films and documentaries, primarily for TV, in the early 1960s ... Read more »
Born: 06/25/1932 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Director (11)

The Chosen One 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Dark Blood 2012 (Movie)

(original 1993 credits) (Director)

Crimetime 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Martinho Por Chegar a Casa 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

The Vanishing 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Utz 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Spoorloos 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Red Desert Penitentiary 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

Twee Vrouwen 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Joao 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

The Commissioner (TV Show)

Director
Producer (7)

Dark Blood 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Crimetime 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Martinho Por Chegar a Casa 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Spoorloos 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bastille 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

Red Desert Penitentiary 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)

Joao 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (6)

Dark Blood 2012 (Movie)

Adapted by(original 1993 credits) (Screenplay)

Martinho Por Chegar a Casa 1995 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

Spoorloos 1990 (Movie)

screenplay adaptation (Screenplay)

Red Desert Penitentiary 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Twee Vrouwen 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Joao 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Production Management (1)

Fitzcarraldo 1982 (Movie)

(Production Manager)
Editor (1)

Red Desert Penitentiary 1984 (Movie)

(Editor)

Biography

George Sluizer began his career as an assistant to Michael Anderson, Sacha Guitry and Bert Haanstra and started producing and directing award-winning short films and documentaries, primarily for TV, in the early 1960s. A number of Sluizer's films document travels in Europe or Brazil; some were produced for the National Geographic Society and saw widespread international distribution. Continuing this work into the 70s, he also expanded into feature films, producing, among others, Werner Herzog's "Fitzcarraldo" (1982).

EDUCATION

Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinematographiques

Paris 1954 - 1956

Milestones

1993

Directed the American remake of "The Vanishing"

1988

Produced, wrote, and directed "The Vanishing," a successful and highly regarded thriller in the Hitchcock/Chabrol tradition

1972

First feature film as writer-producer-director, "Joao and the Knife"

1969

Directed first feature film, "Stamping Ground", a record of a rock music festival featuring performances by Pink Floyd, Santana and The Byrds

1967

Wrote first screenplay, "My Friend the Murderer"

1963

Produced and directed first experimental feature, "Clair-Obscur"

1961

Directed first documentary, "Hold Back the Sea"

1956

Worked as an assistant director to Michael Anderson on Mike Todd's production of "Around the World in Eighty Days"

Bonus Trivia

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Among the other feature films Sluizer has worked as director, producer and writer are "Twice a Woman" (1979) with Bibi Andersson and Anthony Perkins, "Tepito Si" (1982), a made-for-TV film shot in Mexico, and "Red Desert Penitentiary" (1985), one of the few English-language features Sluizer has made.

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