In a stunning example of the power of the web as a distribution channel, a short film uploaded to YouTube has secured a producer from Uruguay a $30 million contract to make a film.

In a stunning example of the power of the web as a distribution channel, a short film uploaded to YouTube has secured a producer from Uruguay a $30 million contract to make a film. Fede Alvarez’s “Ataque de Panico” is less than 5 minutes long, and was created for only $300. The film tells the story of giant robots invading and destroying Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, and has received over1.5 million views on YouTube thus far.

BBC reports:

“I uploaded (Panic Attack!) on a Thursday and on Monday my inbox was totally full of e-mails from Hollywood studios,” he told the BBC’s Latin American service BBC Mundo.

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