Watch: Neill Blomkamp's Oats Studios Debuts Second Film 'Firebase'

June 28, 2017
Source: YouTube

Firebase Film

Ready for more? Neill Blomkamp's experimental sci-fi filmmaking collective Oats Studios has premiered their second short film titled Firebase, set during the Vietnam War. This ultra violent action film is kind of a mix between Predator and Apocalypse Now, with some gnarly surprises in store for those brave enough to venture into the jungle. A few weeks ago, we featured the first film Rakka (about lizard-like aliens enslaving humanity). We also posted an extensive interview with Blomkamp discussing his ideas behind Oats Studios and what they're trying to pull off. So far these two shorts have been awesome, playing with crazy original ideas that no studio would probably greenlight. You can watch the entire film below - and damn is it wicked.

Available direct from YouTube or you can buy/download the full package of assets and files from the short film on Steam here. There's no official description for Firebase, but it's the latest film from Oats Studios, an experimental filmmaking studio based in Vancouver founded by Neill Blomkamp. Read our full interview with Blomkamp here to learn more about his intentions behind Oats Studios and what they're trying to achieve. You can watch the first feature, titled Rakka featuring Sigourney Weaver, here. For updates, follow Oats on Twitter @oatsstudios, or follow Blomkamp on Twitter @NeillBlomkamp. You can also visit the Oats website and buy the content on Steam to support them and keep the studio up and running. Your thoughts?

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Very nicely done!!!

oliveitor on Jun 28, 2017


Really great to see this type of work being done... some loose bit here and there but the overall tone, subject matter and storyline is really compelling. After Covenant/Prometheus etc. it's refreshing and encouraging to see some gritty adult Sci-Fi again. Nice work Oats!

Verithin on Jun 28, 2017


Amazing work! Thank you Neill! i wish you could make Alien....

Бабак on Jun 29, 2017


Me too...his "leaked" concept work was SO good.

DAVIDPD on Jun 29, 2017


Had some cool parts, but the first one was more interesting. I'll keep watching them as they come though.

Efterklang on Jun 29, 2017


Big fan of this one but I think the first one was better. This would make a really great feature length film.

Jon Odishaw on Jun 29, 2017


I lasted 43 seconds, anyone beat that?

CyraNOSE on Jun 29, 2017


These are great proof of concept shorts. The quality of the effects is top notch too. As a story, Rakka interests me more than this one. I still want to see more of that one. This one not as much.

David Diaz on Jun 29, 2017


Some parts I really liked. It's cool they're making these.

Carpola on Jun 29, 2017


Damn these are cool. I also love that he went with Oats boring sounding.

DAVIDPD on Jun 29, 2017


Thanks for posting this. I think I preferred this short to Rakka. Don't get me wrong, I like both subject matter but I just felt Firebase more contained and easier to assimilate. Very impressive and certainly the kind of film I'd be intrigued to see more of.

Payne by name on Jul 1, 2017


JSOC? 1970? at 8:21

GabrielPalmer on Jul 4, 2017

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