Tristan Holmes

Director, Star Productions

It's not every day that a former KTV presenter wins an Oscar for directing. But Tristan Holmes did when, in 2008, his student film, Elalini, took the award for Best Foreign Film at the Student Academy Awards � the only South African entry to claim this honour. As one would imagine, the red carpet was quickly rolled out for this young Afda graduate, who has since been invited to three Cannes Film Festivals, sat on the jury at the Vienna International Student Film Festival and directed more commercials and music videos than his 27 years should allow. Even M-Net made sure he was calling the shots on its groundbreaking series, Innocent Times. If the days of dining with the woman who once did the voice of Tweety Bird are over, it's only because he has more important things to do back home � such as directing the official World Cup UN music video and working on a feature film he wrote. It's tough being talented. � Cat Pritchard

Lunch spot: Nando's