Neill Blomkamp is a South African born, Vancouver, BC-based director of short films and advertisements. Blomkamp employs a documentary-style, hand-held, cinéma vérité technique, blending seamlessly with naturalistic and photo-realistic computer-generated imagery effects. He directed a series of three short films set in the Halo universe (known collectively as Landfall) and was hired to direct the movie adaptation of the series before financial problems forced the project to be indefinitely postponed. In 2008 he won the Cannes Lions 2008 - Film Lions- Grand Prix for the HALO "combat" web commercial.
In 2003 Blomkamp was commissioned to illustrate photo-real future aircraft for Popular Science's "Next century in Aviation" and in 2004 was commissioned to illustrate "The Future of the Automobile"
He is also the director of District 9, released in 2009. Many people believe that the success of this movie will lead to more funding for him to continue with the Halo movie adaptation.