Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios released a live-action Anthem short film
District 9 director Neill Blomkamp unveiled a new live-action short film called Conviction from Oats Studios. It’s set in the same world as BioWare’s upcoming open-world power armor shooter Anthem.
Blomkamp set up his studio in 2017, describing it as an experimental incubator in which he can prototype ideas and see what sticks before fully committing to a longer work. Over the course of several months, he released a series of lengthy science fiction short films on YouTube along with a smattering of other zany experiments.
This three-and-a-half-minute short film follows the mold of its predecessors, showing off something that plays like a trailer for a longer project. The short film outlines that the people of the world were “the slaves…