When I saw this in Yahoo, I could not believe it. I just had to blog about it!
A guy from Uruguay named Fede Alvarez made a $300 4-minute sci-fi video on giant Robots and spaceships invading Montevideo (Uruguay's Capital) and uploaded it on YouTube Thursday and by Monday, his emailbox was loaded with bonafide Hollywood offers. A bidding war ensued and Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures signed him on with a $30 million deal.
After seeing the video, I myself would have offered the same amount if I had it. This guy is talented. I was already impressed with "Paranormal Activity" which was done for just around $15,000. This guy is just blew them out of the water with what he has achieved for just $300. This story is a great testament to talent over raw budget! -- as technology starts to equalize the playing field, talent will become king.
Here is the video titled "Ataque de Panico (Panic Attack)." The craftsmanship is just amazing: