I know I said I have problems with dystopian and post-apocalyptic sci-fi and that comment still stands. That said, Neill Blomkamp is doing some amazing things with sci-fi right now, and these little short films in particular. Go check out his latest, ‘Firebase,’ (not for kids under 14!) and then come back for comments:
I’m loving these short films – well shot, big ideas, unique execution. The best part about them is how Blomkamp is employing a bit of the old ‘pasta test’ when it comes to film-making: he’s throwing stuff at the wall to see what sticks. In a world where trying to convince studio execs that there’s a market for your original story, this idea incubator may be the most powerful tool of all.