This guy in Uruguay named Fede Alvarez posted this 4 minute and 48 second video on YouTube called Ataque de Panico (Panic Attack). He claims that he made this short film with only $300. Within three days of posting it onto YouTube he was getting calls from Hollywood studios and eventually signed a $30 million film deal sponsored by Sam Raimi, the director of Spiderman. The moral of the story: Don’t panic. If you are good enough at what you do, success will find you.


  1. That really kicked ass! $300 though? Looks pricier than that…

    #1 by Santiago — December 21, 2009 @ 10:44 pm

  2. I don’t get how this led to $30M. It’s not like the “Sky Captain” trailer, where you could see that the guy was imagining a whole “Zeppelinpunk” retro thing.

    Yes, I am jealous.

    #2 by Larry O’Brien — December 22, 2009 @ 12:19 pm

  3. I know. Think of all the peeps already working in Hollywood trying to get the hook up to direct something and this guy gets it done in a single weekend!

    #3 by Nugget — December 22, 2009 @ 1:02 pm

  4. Yeah, it could be like $300 worth of software and 1500 hours of effort from a bunch of peeps. Still, pretty amazing.

    #4 by Nugget — December 22, 2009 @ 3:30 pm

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