Neill Blomkamp - Oats Studios catch all

Interesting stuff Neill Blomkamp is doing here. The first short is out now. "Rakka"

I <3 Sigourney Weaver

That almost made up for Chappie.

Next project is up. This is some bizarre stuff.

This is all so weird! I love it!

That monster design is so. f*cking. Good. I actually shelled out for the Zygote extras on steam.

Are these videos connected? I watched "Rakka" and wasn't quite sure how to feel about it being so truncated. I haven't watched the others yet, clearly.

nah, they're all separate stories (well, scenarios more than stories, really).

I've been digging the hell out of these, but they totally feel like pitch videos. I can't imagine that his goal is to just keep doing these indefinitely, he must be looking to flesh some of them out down the line.

The idea is that all of them are potentially fleshed out as movies/TV shows.
In a way it really is series of elaborate pitches, mixed with metrics of what gets the best viewer approval.
A bit Kickstarter minus the crowdfunding part

Although frankly the thing that got me most was not the shorts but their 15 sec scene called Presidential Motorcade. It's so low key and at first funny and then something goes "click" inside you and it's just unbelievably creepy and sad.

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The idea is that all of them are potentially fleshed out as movies/TV shows.
In a way it really is series of elaborate pitches, mixed with metrics of what gets the best viewer approval.
A bit Kickstarter minus the crowdfunding part :)

There we go. That's the context I was missing. I thought these were shorts, not pitches.

"Zygote" was phenomenal. It's also the best of the bunch so far at telling a complete story. And that monster design was fantastic.

"Firebase", on the other hand, I really didn't like. It was the setup for a video game and not a very good one.