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Watch Neill Blomkamp’s New Short ‘Rakka’ for Visionary Sci-fi Insanity!

What exactly is director Neill Blomkamp‘s (District 9, Chappie) new project Oats Studios, which we first heard about last month? Well, even Blomkamp isn’t sure exactly what path it’s going to take his career down, but the basic gist is that the label is going to serve as a testing ground for ideas and creativity, allowing Blomkamp to make experimental shorts that he’s going to be unloading direct to his fans.

Fueled by pure creativity and passion,” the studio’s goal is to, essentially, make cool shit that may someday soon become even bigger cool shit. Get it? Got it? Good, because the first Oats Studios short just hit the net (for free!) and holy shit is it cool.

Set in the year 2020, the short (part of Oats Studios: Volume 1) is titled Rakka, and it takes us into a fully-realized world that’s quickly being taken over by lizard-like alien monsters. They’ve killed millions and are doing cruel experiments on countless others, decorating our landmarks with our dead and making our world their own.

The short centers on a small group of survivors, led by a badass Sigourney Weaver(!), who are taking a stand against the vicious alien invaders.

Check out Blomkamp’s INCREDIBLE new film below!

RAKKA is the story of broken humanity following the invasion of a technologically superior alien species. Bleak harrowing and unrelenting, the humans we meet must find enough courage to go on fighting.

Learn more about the bold new venture on the Oats Studios website.



  • zombie84_41

    this was brilliant. Neill is brilliant, I want more of this.

  • Valak

    A snake alligator with spider eyes? Hell yes!

  • Pixie Yelsraek

    “When the audience understands that this isn’t the complete, final story, and they choose to get behind us financially, we can then figure out if this is an episodic thing, or if it’s one big feature film.”
    “If you feel like you want to get behind it, go to Steam, buy the film instead of watching it for free. If you like what you see, the only way for us to make more is for you to give us cash to fuel the next round of stuff.”

    Basically, everyone watching for free on sites like BD or Youtube, even though Oats Studios are the ones who put it out there for free, are hurting chances of it getting funded. Not sure why they did this if they want people to go buy it on Steam.

    Also, this interview gives a ton of information that is completely impossible to gleam from the short film itself, so he does have a bigger story to tell.

    • jacobia

      Cool, thanks for that, I’ll probably end up downloading it because I really liked it, and it’ll help fund this project. I guess having this episode free to watch acts like having a game demo to try before you buy.

  • Mike Messina

    That was awesome……..


    HOLY CRAP >>> What did I just watch. That has to be the the best thing this year. Seriously.

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