Court métrage de science fiction réalisé par Neill Blomkamp, produit par Simon Hansen et Sharlto Copley.
Il a été adapté par Sony Pictures pour donner le long métrage District 9 réalisé par Neill Blomkamp, produit par Peter (production déléguée) avec Sharlto Copley et Jason Cope, qui étaient déjà de l'aventure "Alive in Joburg".
"Alive in Joburg" is a science fiction short film directed by Neill Blomkamp, produced by Simon Hansen and Sharlto Copley, and released in 2005 by Spy Films. It runs approximately six minutes long and was filmed in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The film explores themes of apartheid and is noted for its visual effects as well as its documentary-style imagery. Blomkamp's 2009 feature film District 9, starring Copley, expands themes and elements from this short film.
The film is considered to be one of the reasons why Blomkamp was offered the position of director for a film based on the Halo franchise. However, that film has since been put on hiatus.
On August 14, 2009, Sony Pictures released a feature film adaptation entitled District 9 directed by Neill Blomkamp with executive production by Peter Jackson, and featuring Sharlto Copley and Jason Cope, who also were involved in "Alive in Joburg".