While it aims for a kind of modern-day variant on The Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits, this short piece from Blomkamp feels more like a series of cut-scenes from an unproduced video game; a work of big 'ideas', but very little actual cohesion. A fascinating premise burdened by weak characterisations, wooden acting & the absence of a narrative through-line. Nonetheless, the spirit of independence is to be commended.
Weirdly enough, Blomkamp got his best story/concept/setting/monster and hamfisted it to the ground with exposition and bad acting. And it still works. I'd watch a feature lenght Firebase film without blinking.