Watch Neill Blomkamp’s Zygote, the 3rd Oats Studios short
Filmmaker Neill Blomkamp’s (District 9, Elysium, Chappie) Oats Studios has released the third and final short film for their “Volume 1” batch of content with Zygote. Check it out in the player below!
Starring Dakota Fanning and Jose Pablo Cantillo, Zygote focuses on two lone survivors stranded in an Arctic mine who are forced to fight for their lives, evading and hiding from a new kind of terror.
Zygoe is the third full short to debut from the studio following the Vietnam war-set Firebase and the first, the Sigourney Weaver-starrer Rakka. A shorter short for the studio was released as well featuring Sharlto Copley as God.
Oats Studios is bringing experimental short films to YouTube and Steam. Blomkamp previously took to Twitter to answer some questions about the project, confirming that Volume 1 of the series will have three shorts running about twenty minutes each.
“The goal is to see ‘if’ the audience likes them and ‘if’ they would be willing to pay for volume 2,” the director said. “They are too short to charge now.”
Blomkamp has also recently said he plans to make a follow-up to District 9, though not on the Oats Studios platform.
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