ADAM (2017) Episode 1

ADAM shaping the future of sci-fi filmmaking by director Neill Blomkamp

EPISODE 1: ADAM tells the story of a human whose brain has been erased and imprisoned in a robotic shell. When the hero is expelled from a walled city with a crowd of his fellow prisoners, the newborn cyborg realizes he is exiled in a post-apocalyptic world. Short films such as these are perhaps most intriguing when they have an air of mystery about them, as opposed to a fully fleshed out feature length film.

Neill Blomkamp is the celebrated writer and director of District 9, Elysium, and Chappie. In early 2017, he and his producer brother Mike Blomkamp created Oats Studios, dedicated to incubating and producing independent films. ADAM shaping the future of sci-fi filmmaking by director Neill Blomkamp.

The company behind the Unity game engine released Adam, a proof-of-concept short film designed to show off its cinematic creation tools. The company behind the Unity game engine released Adam, a proof-of-concept short film designed to show off its cinematic creation tools.With the help of VFX supervisor Chris Harvey (Tron Legacy, Zero Dark Thirty, Chappie) and a core group of award-winning designers, artists and engineers, they have been workshopping new filmmaking techniques to serve their sci-fi horror-fantasy story ideas.
In just five months, the Oats team produced in real-time what would normally take close to a year using traditional rendering. “This is the future of animated content,” declares CG supervisor Abhishek Joshi, who was CG lead on Divergent and Game of Thrones. “Coming from offline, ray-traced renders, the speed and interactivity has allowed us complete creative freedom and iteration speed unheard of with a non-RT workflow.”

Written and Directed by: Neill Blomkamp

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