Watch: Neill Blomkamp’s EPIC short story for ‘Anthem’

Watch: Neill Blomkamp's EPIC short story for 'Anthem'

The director of District 9 and Elysium brings to life a stunning new side to the world of Anthem.


USA – From the Academy Award-nominated director of District 9, Elysium, and Chappie comes a story set in the rich world of Anthem created by BioWare. Neill Blomkamp (with Oats Studios) and BioWare present Conviction, an Anthem live-action trailer.

“Anthem is an upcoming online multiplayer action role-playing video game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts. The game is slated for a worldwide release for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 22, 2019. Players will assume the role of a Freelancer, one of a group of people who leave their civilization to explore the surrounding landscape.”

In Anthem, players must venture into an evolving, living world and battle the dangers that threaten the safety of the people in Fort Tarsis. Through exploring the world, completing missions, and protecting humanity, players are introduced to intriguing characters and a unique BioWare story.

In Conviction, Neill explores the vast world of BioWare’s Anthem through a new narrative set decades before the beginning of the game. Neill’s live-action trailer is a chance to see the world of Anthem through a different lens, with stunning locations, new characters, and a new story.

Blomkamp’s 15-year career as a director has always been highlighted by his skill at creating photorealistic visual effects and bringing them seamlessly into the real world. In 2017, he founded his own studio, Oats Studios, in order to create more experimental short films and hone his mastery of visual effects.

After Anthem was revealed at E3 in 2017, Blomkamp tweeted out:

His tweet prompted the start of a partnership to create something that would allow him to use his unique vision as a director while tapping into the rich world of Anthem.

Watch the live-action short film below:

Sources: EA | Anthem 
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