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The Full Trailer For Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios’ Experimental Short Films

June 6, 2017

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Last week, filmmaker Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium, Chappie) released a teaser trailer for his new Oats Studios, which will bring experimental short films and among other weird things. Now, the full trailer has released teasing “Volume 1”. Check it out down below!

Blomkamp also spent some time on Twitter to answer some questions about the project, and confirmed that Volume 1 of the series will have three shorts running about twenty minutes each.

He also spoke with The Verge and elaborated on why the films will be released on the video game platform of Steam, revealing that all of the assets for the films will arrive allowing fans to remix the shorts how they see fit.

“So after thinking about it for a while, I came up with the idea. I needed a place that I could sell short films, and it felt like iTunes or any of the obvious outlets were massively lacking in any other avenues besides the films themselves. In other words: they don’t give users the ability to look at all of the behind the scenes artwork in any real way. The more I thought about that, the more it became, ‘What if the users had access to all of the 3D files that we used for the visual effects?’ If we just gave that away with any one-time purchase and you could render stuff yourself? Or what if we just give away all of the raw footage of one of the pieces, and anyone in the audience could they recut the entire thing themselves? Stems from all of the music, or voiceovers from the actors; I just wanted to open it up and let people remix it.

After realizing that iTunes and stuff wasn’t the right avenue for that, I started thinking about a game platform like Steam. I felt like Valve is a really awesome company and I’ve always had a massive level of respect for Valve. So we started moving in the direction of putting stuff on Steam, and that’s the road that we went down for two years.”

Blomkamp also revealed that he has plans for a follow-up to District 9, thought it won’t be on the Oats Studios platform.




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