This has got to be the deal breaker of the year – an amateur movie producer from Uruguay lands a $30 million Hollywood movie deal, thanks to a 4 minute movie he uploaded on YouTube.
Fede Alvarez of Uruguay uploaded his short movie entitled “Ataque de Panico” (Panic Attack!) Â on YouTube and a few days after he received tons of emails from different Â Hollywood studios. One of them offered him $30 million for a full-length movie.
Ataque de Panico is a 4 minutes 48 seconds long movie that featured giant robots attacking Montevideo, capital of Uruguay. It had received 1.5 million views on YouTube since it was uploaded there.
For the Hollywood movie that he will be making, Alvarez’ movie will be sponsored by Sam Raimi, director of Spiderman the movie and Evil Dead films. The movie will also be sci-fi film and will be shot on location in Uruguay and Argentina.
Now this is what I can call as tremendously lucky. So, if you are a budding movie producer you might want to perfect your craft and share it on YouTube as well. Hollywood movie producers are really looking into YouTube Â to scout for great movie uploads.
But if you’re afraid that you can’t do it, take inspirations from Alvarez’ few words of wisdom:
“If some director from some country can achieve this just uploading a video to YouTube, it obviously means that anyone could do it.”