Oats Studios Present Vol. 1 – Rakka

Oats Studios Present Vol. 1 – Rakka

Director Neill Blomkamp presents his first experimental short film from Oats Studios, the apocalyptic Rakka

A short time ago I bought you the news that director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium and Chappie) had formed his own production facility, Oats Studios, and was to start creating short experimental films.

The idea was that maybe these films would be picked up by a major studio and turned into feature length productions. He also wanted to share these films with his audience and asked them to play around with them and create their own pieces of work but more on this later.

Today saw the release of the first short film entitled Rakka, an apocalyptic tale regarding an alien race that has taken over our world. A small human resistance is fighting back lead by Jasper played by Sigourney Weaver.

The film runs for just over twenty minutes and I was enthralled from the start. If you love the look of District 9 or Elysium, you’ll definitely feel at home with Rakka.

You can watch the film below via YouTube and it is also available via the Steam platform. Now, this is where it get’s interesting. If you decide to support Neill and his future experimental films you can make a payment of £3.99 via Steam.

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This donation will give you access to a high-quality copy of the film with a 5.1 Dolby Digital sound mix along with PDF copies of concept art and the script.

Finally, the budding artists amongst you will be able to download the 3D models used in Rakka so you can create your own stories or just make adjustments to the original short film.

Neill is also promising more content from Rakka including:

  • Dailies from Rakka
  • Visual Effects Behind the Scenes
  • Sound Track
  • Sound Stems

I’ve already seen several comments that say the PDF concept art book is worth the price alone let alone the extra content!

It’s a shame that Neill was never allowed his chance to tackle an Alien film but after watching Rakka, I’m sure you’ll agree that we are definitely looking forward to more from Oats Studios!



John Abbitt

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@UKFilmNerd | John loves film, and he used to write for his own website, The Tydirium Hangar Bay, in the late 1990s. Whilst that website became lost in the passages of time, John's love of film did not. He's back, writing for The Unheard Nerd.