Last year, Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie) debuted a series of short sci-fi-horror films. One of the films, Firebase, was then chosen by Blomkamp, based on fans’ reactions, to become the first feature film from Oats Studios.
Firebase took us inside the hell that was the Vietnam War. Not only do U.S. soldiers come face to face with the enemy, they must face the River God, a creature with the power to raise the dead.
Set during the Vietnam war, FIREBASE follows American soldier Hines through an ever deepening web of science fiction madness.
Today, the crowdfunding campaign kicked off for the full-length feature of Firebase, but it’s not your run of the mill campaign. Blomkamp is setting out to make films outside of Hollywood that would give him unrestrained creativity. The campaign won’t be offering any perks other than seeing Blomkamp’s creations come to life.
Blomkamp explains, “We want to build a 21st century studio that is funded directly by fans. The more people online that support us the more content we will put out. We want to create an ecosystem where we are directly fueled by the community. Our goal now is the next FIREBASE film. Help fuel us here. We want to grow and expand, but we need the community’s help.” He continues, “We will create the FIREBASE film tailored to the incoming dollar amount. If we raise $40 dollars we will film a firebase “Cat” video. If we raise $100 million we will shoot a FIREBASE feature trilogy.”
Blomkamp told us during an interview that Firebase was his favorite of the short films he released last year. It’s our favorite too. You can watch the campaigns’ video below. If you would like to “fuel” Oats Studios and Firebase you may do so here.