Support A 21st Film Studio
♦ Director Neill Blomkamp, who has made films like District 9, Chappie and Elysium, set up his own short film company Oats Studios last year and he is looking to crowdfund the next Firebase project at Oats as a full length series of features. Here’s some details…
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. 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.
Each funder receives:
• Your name in the credits as a backer.
• Three “behind the scenes” updates over the duration of the production of the film, Pre production, production and Post.
• A private link to the final film or access to a members portal where you can view the film.
• A PDF of all the concept art generated for the film.
Q: How long is the campaign open for?
Q: Once the campaign closes, when will the piece be ready?
Once we have determined the amount of resources available, we will move into production on a film based on the $ amount we raised, we will go into shooting, post and deliver the film to you. It’s not possible to know exactly when.
Q: What will Oats Studios make?
Depending on the amount of money raised, we will make as much Firebase content as possible.
Q: What will you spend the money on?
We have a mantra at Oats which is “Dollars on Screen” and this will be no exception. We’ll put as much of the funds raised as possible on screen and into production to make this possible.
Q: Why is Oats doing this?
We believe that we received a tremendous amount of support from our online community and our goal is to build a studio that has a one on one relationship with our fans. By providing this portal, we allow our content to be fueled directly by our fans. This is hopefully just the beginning of a long lasting relationship where Oats can continue to provide unique, fresh content direct to its fans.
Q: Lottery winner?
If the funds allow it, we will break our own rule once, we will fly the lucky winner to the set of the shoot and allow them to visit, meet the crew, Neill and be an extra in a scene. This will be purely random and all backers will be included in the draw.
*OATS reserves the right to sell the film to everyone else who did not support us here now.
Thus generating more revenue for more films later.
Here’s the direct link to support it