December 18, 2009 | Uncategorized

$300 Video Leads to $30 Million Contract

Ataque de Pánico! (Panic Attack!) on Youtube

Fede Alvarez from Uruguay uploaded this short film to Youtube last month (November, 2009). As he told the BBC’s Latin American service Mundo “I uploaded (Panic Attack!) on a Thursday and on Monday my inbox was totally full of e-mails from Hollywood studios.”

Alvarez directs commercials and specializes in Special Effects. He has recently signed a deal with Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures to develop and direct an original science fiction film to be shot in South America. “Panic Attack” has been compared to Neill Blomkamp’s “District 9” documentary like depiction of a robot invasion.

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6 thoughts on “$300 Video Leads to $30 Million Contract

  1. Laura

    Very reminiscent of the effects used in Independence Day, one of my all time favs. No wonder he got the big contract. $300 though?

  2. Tom

    I can see how he could do it for $300. His time was worth it because he got the big contract out of it. This is great stuff!

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