Post from @DailyMovieSketch

Post from @DailyMovieSketch
Firebase a.k.a. Oats Studios Volume 1: Firebase (2017)Directed by Neill Blomkamp Oats Studios is a platform from filmmaker Neill Blomkamp, for releasing experimental short films. Last week I'd featured the first Oats Studios film, "Rakka". A few days back, the second short, "Firebase" was released online (its actually the third video, the second being a 2 minute mock advertisement). I felt the first film, while very well made, was too similar to Blomkamp's earlier works. This one feels quite different. I liked it better than "Rakka". This film is set during the Vietnam War, when a solider Hines is brought in to one particular base, to counter an individual with strange powers. It would be a spoiler to give more details, suffice to say, the film combines science fiction elements (influenced by "Watchmen" and "The Matrix") and body horror in a jungle setting in a unique way. I enjoyed it quite a bit, also the effective blood and gore effects. This is a drawing of one of the characters (the "River God") from the short. It was done with colour pencils, markers, micron and white gel pen on Canson paper. #271 / 4-Jul-17
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