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Watch Neill Blomkamp’s New Animated Short ADAM: THE MIRROR

Watch Neill Blomkamp’s New Animated Short ADAM: THE MIRROR

Earlier this year, Neill Blomkamp unveiled his new Oats Studios initiative to create short sci-fi films as a test to see which stories audiences would respond to. Now, Blomkamp is taking his plans to the next stage with Adam: The Mirror, the first of two animated shorts that serve as a sequel to Blomkamp’s previous Adam short. In this world, Adam is an android among many who share the same design. They all clearly have their own minds. The enigmatic Needalus has freed Adam and his fellow androids from their virtual chains, and now he’s offering them a choice. The Mirror can reveal the true natural of who and what they used to be. Watch:

Adam: The Mirror was animated in real-time using Unity 2017, and it raises several intriguing questions about Adam and his fellow androids/cyborgs. Only their human brains remain, without any overt signs of their previous identities. And yet one of the androids clearly has a female voice as she struggles to continue. Does gender still matter when you no longer have a real body of your own? And are you still guilty of your crimes even though your previous self was practically a different person?

For added context, here’s the original Adam short that was released last year. In it, we witness Adam’s awakening, and the moment that Needalus made his presence known.

The next short in the series is called Adam: The Profit. Blomkamp’s announcement indicates that it will continue this story and will be released soon.

What do you think about the two Adam shorts? Upload your thoughts to the comment section below!

Image: Oats Studios

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