Skip to comments.From Uruguay to Hollywood: Watch the Video ($300 sc-fi video is smash on web)
Posted on 12/19/2009 12:12:10 PM PST by civilwar2
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 this story is true.
An unknown producer from Uruguay, Fede Alvarez, shelled out about $300 to create a cool video of a robot invasion in Montevideo, the capital 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 million times.
Well, apparently nothing gets by Hollywood these days. The
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Much better graphics than the graphics in many of the made-for-SyFy movies.
I noticed the monsters’ steps even caused dust. That doesn’t even happen in the SyFy movies when their graphic monsters run.
Great job. The makers of this short video could have a lucrative future video graphics.
Yes, I liked the part where a robot stepped in a puddle with mud and made a splash. Great attention to detail
Great little video - they also used some of my favorite music - “East Hastings” by “God Speed You Black Emperor”, which was also used in the end of the world type movie “After 28 Days” - very appropriate.
Great! I’m sure District 9 started this bidding war.
bookmarked for later viewing.
The article on the Yahoo webpage states that the bidding for the rights to this video, as a potential future movie, went up to $30 million. I have a hard time believing the bidding would be this high.
Not to take anything away from the video— it is amazingly well done for such a low budget production. The special effects would be amazing at 10 times the stated cost, i.e. $3000.
However, the concept is not exactly new. Alien life forms/robots coming to earth and destroying a city has been done in “War of the Worlds,” “District 9,” “Cloverfield,” and “Transformers.” Why would someone bid so much for concept that has been done repeatedly?
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