Saturday Shorts: “Alive in Joburg”, directed by Neill Blomkamp
Today’s film is the 2006 short Alive in Joburg. The short is directed by South African filmmaker Neill Blomkamp, who also worked on the visual effects for the film, and stars Sharlto Copley. Blomkamp and Copley reunited again for the former’s feature film debut, 2009’s sleeper hit District 9. Blomkamp is currently working on Baja Dunes, a science fiction movie formerly titled Elysium, which is set for release in 2013. Copley has rejoined him as a supporting player in the project, along with working on Spike Lee’s Oldboy, the fantasy tale Maleficent and the science fiction feature Europa.