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posted on Nov, 26 2009 @ 06:27 PM
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Young Uruguayan film director received a call from Hollywood- after one of his shortfilms (science fiction) -on youtube attracted more than 4000 visitors and very good reviews in a short period of time.

It's called "Panic Attack" (and it's about gigant robots/ UFOs attacking the capital city- Montevideo- destroying some of the most emblematic buildings).

Hollywood contacted this young artist immediately - and expressed they were surprised to see the work he put together with only $300 dollars.
So, they made an offer of U$40.000 for an up coming movie.

In a recent interview, the guy said he couldn't believe it at first- and soon will be living his dream.

This is the video-

Directed by: Federico Alvarez

I loved it!, he did a great job- plus I live in this city... so it's very impresive seeing the destruction of it all-
hah

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[edit on 26/11/09 by plutoxgirl]




posted on Nov, 26 2009 @ 06:43 PM
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This is life-affirming for me. People with imagination and talent can still make it after-all.
As long as hollywood makes a tidy profit, of course.



posted on Nov, 26 2009 @ 06:50 PM
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Yes.

And you know our film industry, actors, etc- or let's say most "artist" in this country are very underpaid. So when they dedicate to art- is mainly out of passion for their work- never for the paycheck



posted on Nov, 26 2009 @ 06:51 PM
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Wow, that guys got some great talent there.
Yeah, okey, second line. There.



posted on Nov, 26 2009 @ 07:41 PM
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That movie was awesome.

That short 5 minute clip was better than all of Independence Day!

It only took $300 to make? Really?

If that's true then


Thumbs up!



posted on Nov, 26 2009 @ 07:50 PM
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Some of the best movies are made by unknowns on a shoe string budget.

Big name stars don't always equate big bucks at the box office.



posted on Nov, 26 2009 @ 08:08 PM
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Exactly, I'm working for 3 different production companies here in NM all staffed, crewed and owned by under 30 yr old artists, producers, directors etc.
I'm the geezer and the young talent is exceptional. Movie making has moved from the big studio to the desktop with final cut pro on a mac, small 3chip cameras and homemade dollys, steady cams, booms and sound.

The big studios are here also creating a myriad of opportunities for those willing to work hard. Also a lot of Europeans companies in the filmmaking mix. A great time to be in Tamalewood.


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posted on Nov, 26 2009 @ 08:11 PM
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reply to post by plutoxgirl
 


That is unreal!

Pity hes a creative and not a businessman, should negotiated waaaaaayyyy more than 40K US.



posted on Nov, 27 2009 @ 07:10 AM
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reply to post by kommunist
 


Hehehe yup!
You know I'd been hearing people talking here all the time about about an amazing shortfilm- and I was like- "yeah right ..."-
And did not pay any attention - lol

But two days ago I bumped into it- and...damn!, they were right



posted on Nov, 27 2009 @ 07:13 AM
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Hahaha.. yeah, you ma be right

But oh well-
I have no idea what other offers he had!. Other than just being extremely happy because of the repercurssion this thing got.



posted on Nov, 27 2009 @ 12:46 PM
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Here is the latest Hollywood film that I was involved in as an extra/standin/driver. Shot here in Tamalewood.

www.youtube.com...


Released Dec. 4. I'm the long haired, bearded old hippy mopping the floor in the Penitentiary.


Coming to a theater near you on DEC 4.

and this one in Theaters now, background extra... I'm the geezer in the Green pick up in the desert scene and used again in the Drive in diner scene.

www.youtube.com...



Anyone interested in being in films; call your local film commission, sign up, check for auditions on the www. and go to work.

Livin the dream....



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posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 11:27 AM
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Whaa


Very nice!

I specially liked the trailer of the 1st movie!-
plus I love Natalie Portman, ... well who doesn't!?!?
hah

Keep it up



posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 11:32 AM
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Oh just wanted to add that the news are saying now that the sum offered is btw 30 & 40 millions-
I guess the other news were mistaken?- anyway.



posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 12:38 PM
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That $300 isn't taking into account the computer nor the software to make it, I suppose...so it's not really a realistic number.

Still, the basic moral of the story is pretty good, of young talent making it... (loved the 28 Days music used in it...)....



posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 12:42 PM
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I forgot this one, I worked on it this fall. They claim it's in Wyoming but the scenes I'm in were shot in Galesteo NM. Extra/driver...
Sam Elliot was a nice guy....Hugh Grant, not so much

Dance hall scene..Long Grey Hair and Bearded guy, dancing w/blonde lady.
Driving my Green PU again....Cowboy hat guy

www.youtube.com...


Released soon...

Apparently the video won't embed. If you are interested, click on the link.







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posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 02:47 PM
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Originally posted by plutoxgirl
reply to post by zazzafrazz
 


Oh just wanted to add that the news are saying now that the sum offered is btw 30 & 40 millions-
I guess the other news were mistaken?- anyway.


now thats sounds right!
lol.
The other sum didnt sound like a hollywood block buster


good for him.


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posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 06:13 AM
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Hehe...

I know!


This is his page: www.murdoc.tv...
check FEDERICO ALVAREZ-

cool stuff.



posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 06:48 AM
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Thxs for the liink!

Well that moive is definitely not my taste, plus with these 2 as the main couple??- :shk:

But don't get me wrong Whaa,- keep your movies links coming!

I'm a fond of different kind of movies.

Oh yeah and well, I won't lie.... I think Hugh Grant IS hot!!-
but yes, I've also heard he's not that nice..



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posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 09:38 AM
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This is the wave of the future of film making. Shot with SLR., seperate sound
Final Cut on a mac. Desk top movie making.

I had a nice part in this one.

www.youtube.com...





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