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Founded by Alan Roberts and Kirsty Galliard in 2013, Five Star Media delivers world-class creativity and flawless execution. Our commitment to fostering lasting relationships with clients and suppliers ensures a reliable and collaborative production environment.

From television commercials to digital content, animation, and still photography, we consistently produce exceptional work in partnership with our clients.

Alan Roberts

Founder/Executive Producer

Alan is a producer with over 30 years of experience in corporate communications and commercials. He pioneered advertising on Metro trains and stations in South Africa and co-founded The Letter Corporation, which promoted washroom advertising in airports, cinemas, pubs, and clubs.

Following the success of train and station advertising, Alan expanded into taxi and taxi rank advertising, leading to the creation of Altmedia. In 2000, Clear Channel Worldwide Media Group acquired Altmedia.

Alan transitioned into full-time production and communications consulting, working with companies such as Cell C, Eskom, Standard Bank, FNB, Deneys Reitz, and MTN before partnering with Kirsty to establish Five Star Media.

Kirsty Galliard

Founder/Executive Producer

Kirsty has diverse experience in marketing, strategy, and TV production. Throughout her career, she has taken on roles as an editor, writer, director, compositor, project manager, and more. Ultimately, she found her niche as a producer and manager of creative talents.

As the founder and shareholder of Five Star Media, Kirsty brings a wealth of experience and a collection of awards and honours. In 2012, she was selected for the Goldman Sachs-GIBS 10,000 Women Certificate Course for Women and was featured on the 702 Business Accelerator with Nedbank in 2014.

In 2014, Kirsty was recognized as one of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneurial Winning Women and was listed among Mail and Guardian’s 200 Young People to Watch.

In 2017, she produced her first feature film, “10 Days In Sun City,” for renowned Nigerian actor/comedian AY Makun.

Kirsty was selected for the prestigious Vital Voices/Bank of America Global Ambassadors Program in Chicago in September 2017, where she gained valuable business skills and made significant contacts. She presented a talk at TEDx Lyttleton in December 2018

In 2024, Kirsty produced the 8-part wildlife series “Wild Zambezi” in partnership with Greater Good Productions.