For those, like myself, who thought this might be a thread about foreigners with vaguely amusing sounding names here's his resume from wiki;
District 9 (2009) (writer, director)
Tetra Vaal (2004) (director, visual FX)
Alive in Joburg (2005) (director, visual FX)
Yellow (2006) (director, visual FX)
Tempbot (2006) (director)
Halo: Landfall (2007) (director)
Nike - Crab (2003) / Evolution (2004)
Citroën C4 - Alive with technology (2004)
Gatorade - Rain (2006)
Stargate SG-1 (1998) (3D animator)
First Wave (1998) (3D animator)
Mercy Point (1998) (3D animator)
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (1999) (3D animator)
Dark Angel (2000) (lead animator)
Art of Dying music video - Day Survive (2001) (director, visual FX)
3000 Miles to Graceland (2001) (lead 3D animator)
Smallville (2001) (3D animator)
BV-01 (2005) (special thanks)
Best Ever Ads 2 (2006) (himself)
Crossing the Line (2008) (additional director)
2004, First Boards Awards - "One of the top five directors to watch"
2004, Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival - "Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase"
2004, Shark Awards (shortlisted)
2005, VES awards "Outstanding VFX in a commercial" for Citroen - Alive with technology
2008, Cannes Lions 2008 - Film Lions- Grand Prix - Halo: Combat
2009, Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Director & Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay - District 9
2009, Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - District 9
2009, Won - Bradbury Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America - District 9
2010, Nominated - Academy Award for Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - District 9 (Written by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell)
Now in terms of feature films he seems a mite short on experience- I think this might be a good thing personally as its a similar resume to how Ridley Scotts looked when he got the Alien gig. And not unlike Russell Mulcahy's resume either when he made the first (and only good) Highlander film.
Blomkamp seems to me a better choice than the Harry Potter bloke.