$300 movie makes millions

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  1. nloc

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    From Uruguay to Hollywood: Watch the Video

    December 18, 2009

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    Here's a fairy tale that could only happen in the movies. Man makes YouTube video. Goes to Hollywood. Gets pots of money and a movie deal. Except thisstory is true.

    An unknown producer from Uruguay, Fede Alvarez, shelled out about $300 tocreate a cool video of a robot invasion in Montevideo, the capitol of Uruguay. The four-minute short, "Ataque de Panico!" (Panic Attack) features ginormous (but slow-moving)weapon-wielding robots that blow stuff up.

    We have to admit, it has pretty amazing production values. The Playlist gushed that the director may be the next Neill Blomkamp, who made the South African-based alien flick "District 9." With the blog abuzz, the South American short went viral, and has already been viewed on YouTube 1.5 milliontimes.

    Well, apparently nothing gets by Hollywood these days. The lucky duck told the BBC,"I uploaded 'Ataque de Panico!' on a Thursday and on Monday my inbox was totally full of emails from Hollywood studios." Long story short, abidding war ensued. The offer he pocketed: A $30 million deal with Sam "Spiderman" Raimi's Ghost House Pictures. That's a nice return oninvestment.

    The picture will be a sci-fi thriller set in Argentina and Uruguay. In caseyou're hoping to see the feature-length version of "Panic Attack!" in a movie theater, it won't be from this deal. The newly minted"it" guy says he will start from scratch.

    Here's the video that got him Hollywood gold.


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  2. mister916

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    Sick
     
  3. gjisprecise

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  4. jamesonnt

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    *tries to make cool youtube vid*

    I need money! ..
     
  5. mistahcookie

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    props to dude [​IMG]
     
  6. nothin4ever

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    This is Crazy
     
  7. evansst

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    That's dope.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. dsk aka illoquent

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    $300 to $30 million

    He flipped that rather nicely.
     
  9. outbackbob24

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    [​IMG] 300 hundred dollars must be worth millions in Uruguay. [​IMG]
     
  10. bijald0331

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    sick production values. video is so serious!
     
  11. fittednoob

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    1:10-1:12, so instead of driving away, he instead runs away? lol ok
     
  12. djaward

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    WHat exactly did he sell?? It said that the person (company) that bought it is going to start from scratch.. WWHAT DID HE GET FOR 30 million?
     
  13. sigmakidownz

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    [​IMG] Holy crap.
     
  14. dakidthatdraws

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    incredible.
    wish i could create something like that.
    mad props to him.
     
  15. hugo

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    where that song from again???
     
  16. welcometothetonezone

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    That short film was so [​IMG]

    28 Days Later
     
  17. stonedface

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    That video is serious, that dude has talent
     
  18. mr718

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    I was bored at first but the ending had me [​IMG]
     
  19. arrjae2

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  20. SVNTI

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    He signed a contract for $30mill to work on a film.
     
  21. sneakers904

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    Amazing accomplishment.
     
  22. you big dummy

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  23. produccionfrescos

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    For $300, I guess it was awesome.. but I seriously don't see anything[​IMG]about it. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  24. bijald0331

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    Let's think a little bit. If he is this skilled with special effects, then imagine what he can produce with a studio budget. 300 bucks is the morningcoffee at these shoots.
     
  25. SVNTI

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    300 US Dollar = 6,021.00 Uruguayan Peso