Neill Blomkamp Cancels 'Firebase' Crowd-funding; Refunding All Donations - Bloody Disgusting
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Neill Blomkamp Cancels ‘Firebase’ Crowd-funding; Refunding All Donations



Just one week ago, we were excited to let you know that Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie) had come up with an innovative new way to crowd-fund the first feature film under his Oats Studios banner, Firebase. For the ambitious campaign, Blomkamp did away with physical perks, ensuring that every dollar would actually show up on screen; however much money the fund raised, that’s how much Firebase would be made for.

Blomkamp explained…

We want to build a 21st century studio that is funded directly by fans. The more people online that support us the more content we will put out. We want to create an ecosystem where we are directly fueled by the community. Our goal now is the next FIREBASE film. Help fuel us here. We want to grow and expand, but we need the community’s help.

Sadly, an update today isn’t good. In the wake of the crowd-funding campaign falling short of the team’s hopes, Oats Studios has completely pulled the plug on Firebase.

They tweeted, “To all backers of Firebase.. Oats will be refunding everyone who contributed completely. Unfortunately we didn’t raise enough to do something truly awesome. We would rather over deliver than create an average film. We thank the thousands of people who did back us- hang in there.”

Firebase began its life as a short film, and will seemingly remain that way… for now.


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