If you haven’t heard of Neill Blomkamp and Steam’s ‘Oats Studios,’ stop what you’re doing right now and visit oatsstudios.com.
These short films are 100% free (with DLC available) and 100% badass. Each short plays like a scene from a feature film in that it puts you right in the middle of a story that pre-exists. Each of these stories comes from fan-favorite and cinematic genius, Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie and Elysium) and feature plethora of phenomenal actors we know and love..
While each short has its own eerie charm, the most recent short, Zygote, has to be one of my favorites so far! It features Dakota Fanning (who Blomkamp recently collaborated with on BMW’s ‘The Escape’) and Jose Pablo Cantillo (NBC’s Taken, The Walking Dead and one of my personal favorites) escaping the evil that lies within a lone space station after chaos strikes it.
I won’t give anything else away.
Watch it on a massive screen, crank it to 11 and prepare to sweat.
For more incredible shorts, visit Oats Studios and Steam.
Shannon Toohey is Editor-In-Chief of FanFest.com. She graduated from Hofstra University in 2015 with a B.A. in Journalism from the Lawrence Herbert School of Communications. Shannon has been a proud member of the Fan Fest team since 2013. Tweet her in your prettiest bird voice: @shannontoo