||ATAQUE DE PANICO!
ATAQUE DE PÁNICO! (Panic Attack!) - 2009
By Fede Alvarez
A kid is playing with toy robots. Then giant robots come out of the fog and attack a city.
ATAQUE DE PÁNICO! (Panic Attack!)
YouTube short lands budding director $30M movie deal
A budding filmmaker from Uruguay, whose low-budget alien invasion short became a viral video hit, has landed a $30-million US movie deal in Hollywood.
Continued at CBC.
Fede, who began this movie in 2006, was inspired by both Steven Spielberg's WAR OF THE WORLDS, and this short film from 2004, TYRANTS FROM AFAR (Geweldenaren van Ver).
Fede Alvarez Talks 'Panic Attack!'
By Bill Desowitz
Last November, Fede Alvarez went from being an obscure Uruguayan filmmaker to an overnight sensation after uploading his $300 short to YouTube about a massive robot invasion of Montevideo. The apocalypse went viral (it currently has around 6 million hits), Hollywood came calling and before he knew it, Alvarez had a seven-figure deal to direct a $30 million feature for Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures. The 31-year-old explains how he did it and updates us on his proposed feature.
Bill Desowitz: Congratulations on your great success with the short. What's the latest with the feature?
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Panic Attack Director Federico Alvarez Lands a Film at Ghost House
The web can do wonders for your career. Film Junk is reporting (translated from El Pais) that Uruguayan filmmaker Federico Alvarez, who unleashed his hugely popular short film Panic Attack (watch it right here) a few weeks ago online, has landed a directing gig at Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures.
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Here is Fede's short prior to VFX or music,
So Fede Alvarez made this exciting short Science Fiction Horror Thriller movie, right?
Interview after interview, Fede talks about wanting to make Science Fiction Thrillers, right?
Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures whisked him away to Hollywood to recreate his short into a feature length Science Fiction Thriller, right?
So what are the two movies that Sam Raimi had Fede work on first?
Good going there, Sam. That's really working for you at the box office, is it?
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