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Cool Short: Rakka – The new short from Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios

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Rakka is the first short film from Oats Studios.

RAKKA is the story of broken humanity following the invasion of a technologically superior alien species. Bleak harrowing and unrelenting, the humans we meet must find enough courage to go on fighting.

Oats Studio is the brain child of Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie) and is a way of releasing new ideas and I quite like how they are doing it. The first short is free to watch below, but you can buy all the assets of the film – Downloadable video file of Rakka including a 5.1 surround sound mix, Rakka Concept Art, Rakka Scripts, Rakka 3D Models and more – to remix your own version.

At Oats Studios, the creation of Volume 1 required immense resources. Our wish is to receive funding sourced directly from our audience, as we establish a studio fueled by pure creativity and passion. We have many, many more worlds to create and stories to tell, but we need help from people around the globe. Our goal is to create Volumes 2, 3 and more and eventually, full scale-scale features. If you feel positive about what you’ve seen and want more, please support us by checking out our Oats Studios – Volume 1 Assets page where you will be able to purchase additional content.

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It is all over on Steam and Blomkamp explained it a bit more while speaking to Verge.

So after thinking about it for a while, I came up with the idea. I needed a place that I could sell short films, and it felt like iTunes or any of the obvious outlets were massively lacking in any other avenues besides the films themselves. In other words: they don’t give users the ability to look at all of the behind the scenes artwork in any real way. The more I thought about that, the more it became, ‘What if the users had access to all of the 3D files that we used for the visual effects?’ If we just gave that away with any one-time purchase and you could render stuff yourself? Or what if we just give away all of the raw footage of one of the pieces, and anyone in the audience could they recut the the entire thing themselves? Stems from all of the music, or voiceovers from the actors; I just wanted to open it up and let people remix it.

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