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Sharlto Copley is God in Blomkamp’s New Short ‘God: Serengeti’

Well this gets real dark real fast.

Neill Blomkamp has sure been making good on his promise of delivering quality, original content with Oats Studios, as he’s been unleashing new short films each and every week. While we wait for next week’s Zygote, Blomkamp has just dropped another bite-sized short in the form of God: Serengeti.

Frequent Blomkamp collaborator Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium) reunites with one of the most visionary filmmakers working today in God: Sergenti, which casts him in the role of the literal man upstairs. God watches over primitive humans in the short, playing around with them like they’re characters in his own personal Sims game.

And I suppose we are, if he does exist. Which is kind of terrifying.

Check out the new short below and help fuel more Neill Blomkamp creativity by showing your support through the official Oats Studios website.



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  • KJ Ozborne

    Well, it´s pretty obvious that this guy does not believe in a loving Creator. This short is a bummer.

    • Hash-Slinging Slasher

      Because a fictional story is directly reflective of the writer’s religious beliefs.

    • sailor monsoon

      I guess I’m going to be that asshole but “loving creator?”
      God does almost nothing but murder in the bible.
      Like constantly.
      Sodom and Gomorrah
      The flood
      Job’s family
      The Plagues
      Kicking adam and eve out of the garden of Eden
      And even sacrificing his own son
      If he’s not murdering you, he’s definitely fucking with you

      • KJ Ozborne

        You are ignorant, clearly. Try actually reading the Bible. I am not here to argue, was just stating the obvious. Good luck.

        • sailor monsoon

          I have.
          Twice.
          You worship a deity that killed a man’s family to win a bet

  • zombie84_41

    This was really cute and disturbing. I want more. Who else wants more.

    • J Jett

      I DEFINITELY WANT MORE! 🙂
      every short Oats has released thus far has left me wanting more/a full length feature film of them.

      • zombie84_41

        seriously they are amazing.

        • Chance LeBoeuf

          No, they really aren’t.

          Seriously, this Oats studios endeavor is just kinda showing how much of a hack he is. Their mission statement was to deliver what they consider to be unconventional, experimental content, and all I see are new ideas with potential sure, but only brought to a level of utter genericism.

          Rakka was a post apocalyptic alien invasion hitting all the typical notes with still some of that baby’s first social commentary he did with his other films.

          God basically playing the Sims and not really being an all loving omnipotent creator. So subversive Neil!

          Firebase was probably the most interesting on just a visual level with the gory River God creature, but even then it was basically Doom but in Vietnam and nothing beyond the River God being even remotely interesting.

          All these ideas under other people I’m sure would make some killer stuff outta it. But Neil is not a visionary, and he’s not all that creative. He really is just very pretentious.

          • zombie84_41

            Sorry I fell a sleep to what you were writing, what was it that you were talking about again?

          • Chance LeBoeuf

            Don’t forget to cup the balls when sucking off that hack.

          • zombie84_41

            And that wasn’t gay at all.

  • J Jett

    this was very cool! i have loved all the shorts from this series thus far!

  • Wil McMullen

    Thats a very interesting take on God and his creations.

  • Dan Warren (Forgottenretroworl

    That has got to be the gayest fake beard I’ve ever seen. Great beard! Where can I get one?

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