District 9 and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp recently launched Oats Studios, whose manifesto is simply “We make experimental short films.” The first of these is RAKKA, a 21-minute film featuring Sigourney Weave, now available on Steam and YouTube.
“[The] first film is available for free”, Blomkamp said on Twitter earlier today. “If [you] enjoy please support oats through steam or our website.”
Told with an almost hypnotic narration, the story concerns the aftermath of an alien invasion in 2020, and the last humans attempting a resistance against the creatures. Part of the experimental nature of this first short is showing the world from different perspectives.
Featuring the distinctive visual aesthetic we’ve seen in Blomkamp’s other works, this is definitely worth supporting if you want to see more.