YouTube video earns Uruguayan producer a $30 million contract

Fede Alvarez made a 5-minute long video for less than $300 that featured giant computer animated robots destroying the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo; only days later, he ended up with a Hollywood studio contract to shoot a sci-fi thriller in his home country. This can mean only one thing: Everyone has somehow totally forgotten about Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, a movie that was similarly based on a short demo reel of special effects, and which lost $80 million dollars.

[ via BBC news ]

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