Back in 2005, District 9 Director Neill Blomkamp, a former 3D animator, produced a short 6 minute film called ‘Alive In Joburg.’ Set in a future in which aliens in Johannesburg are segregated in a way similar to South Africa’s apartheid regime.

The short is pretty amazing and was probably a big selling point for Peter Jackson when deciding to greenlight the feature.

Thanks to Vulture for the scoop.