Over the past few weeks, Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios has stunned audiences with two short films, the first being Rakka, a dark vision of humanity facing off against an invading and more powerful alien species, and Damasu 950 a darkly comedic take on late night home shopping network cooking shows. Each film has shown pristine levels of production and talent, not to mention a level of creativity that people have been clamoring over.
Today, Oats has released their next short film in the form of Firebase, a tale set in an alternate Vietnam where soldiers aren’t fighting the VC; they’re fighting themselves.
Here’s a synopsis: Set during the Vietnam war, Firebase follows American soldier “Hines” through an ever-deepening web of science fiction madness. The fabric of space-time is beginning to bend around him.
Some of the film has a found footage or newsreel look to it with some of it looking like authentic footage from the Vietnam war. You can view the film below.