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.


By Craig Suide

A genuine (OCD) enthusiast of Sci-FI and fantasy. Addicted to stories. a life-long fan of movies, TV, and pop culture in general. Purchased first comic book at age five, and never stopped. Began reading a lot early on, and discovered ancient mythology, and began reading science fiction around the same time. Made first attempts at writing genre fiction around age 12 Freelance writer for Sci-Fi Nerd (Facebook), retired professional gourmet chef. ex-musician, and illustrator