Watch the New Short Film From Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios, ‘Migrants’

/Film | 1/20/2020 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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Neill Blomkamp‘s experimental short film initiative Oats Studios was launched in 2017 as sort of a creative breeding ground for the Chappie director as well as a platform to boost up-and-coming filmmakers. A few of Blomkamp’s own short films garnered a bit of buzz — enough for one project to be crowdfunded for a feature film remake, and then cancelled — but with the newest Oats Studios film, the director steps back to let some new talent shine. Oats Studios has released Migrants, a short film by Paul Chadeisson as part of “a new playlist that will become a curated collection of our favorite short films from our favorite artists.” Watch the Migrants short film below.

If you love docking sequences set to cool, pensive narration, then Migrants is the short film for you. Not much happens in this short, which is set in a distant future in which Mars has been terraformed. In the three-minute short, a blue ship with the name Asimov painted on it (in what is likely a nod to Isaac Asimov, the godfather of science-fiction), docks onto a space station floating above a terraformed Mars, while an unseen man narrates: “We are the cleaners. As were our fathers. We purify...
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