We’re obsessed with Neill Blomkamp’s new sci-fi short film ‘Rakka’
The spine-chilling short stars Sigourney Weaver as a fearless guerrilla fighter who, along with her commando chommies, figures out how to subvert advanced alien cognition.
Maverick filmmaker Neill Blomkamp always boggles our brains. The District 9 director has been fast at work on a new and nail biting venture called Oats Studios — a semi-secretive project characterized by “pure creativity and passion” and an artistic venue where the sci-fi cinematographer and his crew can dream up the most insane stories and scripts possible.
His latest tour de force, ‘Rakka’, born out of this project, follows an intrepid outfit of insurgents as they fight off an advanced alien army who colonize earth, enslave everyone and everything, accelerate global warming/climate change and essentially usher in the apocalypse. Systematic terrorism, psychological warfare, scientific experimentation and cultural genocide are the main trademarks of the aliens’ brutal brand of subjugation. It seems Neill had been ruminating over the plight of Raqqa, the soon to be gutted Syrian city (capital of IS’s so-called “caliphate”) — a place that crackles with kinetic warfare, cruel perversions of religion, and vile Islamo-fascist pageantry that make us all vom daily.
A statement about the film says that “Rakka is the story of broken humanity following the invasion of a technologically superior alien species. Bleak, harrowing and unrelenting, the humans we meet must find enough courage to go on fighting.”
The coolest part of Neill’s project is that he plans on releasing the film on Steam, an emerging online film distribution platform, and allowing viewers to bid on script snippets and proprietary 3-D models, and then adapt them to their own liking via the starter pack and template.
Anyway, the storyline and visuals are sick. Peep the pics and the full vid for ‘Rakka volume 1‘ below.
Images via OATS STUDIOS
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