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DN EP 154: Panic Attack! – Fede Alvarez

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It’s an oft quoted phrase that ‘Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity’, well this week’s guest Fede Alvarez is certainly living proof of that. After working away on his pet ‘robots attack’ SFX project for a couple of years, Fede cashed in on the Facebook built, viral hype surrounding his short Panic Attack (Ataque de Pánico!) by hopping on a plane to LA and ultimately penning a $30m feature deal with Ghost House Pictures, under the mentorship of director Sam Rami – the result of which saw him helm Evil Dead, the remake of Rami’s classic. Fede joins us to discuss the journey from $300 short to the much talked about Hollywood deal.

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Adobe After Effects
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Detonation Films
Motionographer Post
Ghost House Pictures
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  1. RT @WeAreDN: DN Int: @fedalvar joins us to chat about the jump from his $300 short Panic Attack! to $30m Hollywood deal – http://j.mp/9dBJ2M

    Posted by Susie Glynn | January 28, 2010, 8:07 pm
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  7. […] YouTube-released passion-project opening the doors to Hollywood production deals in an interview on Director’s Notes.  He’s a very articulate guy with a clear perspective on the whole thing, I highly recommend […]

    Posted by Cracks in the Dam of Digital Distribution | February 9, 2010, 10:02 am
  8. […] produced feature and Blomkamp was suddenly a wanted man. Next we had the online phenomenon that was Fede Alvarez’s Ataque de Pánico! Another short showcasing some outstanding effects, where we see Montevideo under […]

    Posted by Monsters | Directors Notes | January 20, 2011, 6:54 pm
  9. […] NEWMEDIA By El Vez ⋅ December 9, 2011 ⋅ Post a comment /* */ var addthis_product = 'wpp-262'; var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true,"data_track_addressbar":false};if (typeof(addthis_share) == "undefined"){ addthis_share = [];}The measured, thoughtful pace and detailed CGI make Motion Lights’ NEWMEDIA a standout short, looking to follow the success of Fede Alvarez’s Panic Attack! […]

    Posted by NEWMEDIA | Directors Notes | December 9, 2011, 4:02 pm
  10. […] Whilst we can now add Dunne’s name to those of Fede Alvarez, Spencer Susser, Nash Edgerton and Keith Bearden in the list of directors who have made the jump […]

    Posted by Essential advice for short filmmakers - Sean Dunne on Oxyana | My Site | July 8, 2013, 4:19 pm
  11. Looks like Fede Alvarez is returning to his roots with his second feature film, as he’s just sold the rights to sci-fi film ‘Machina’ – http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/evil-deads-fede-alvarez-sells-595530

    Posted by El Vez | July 31, 2013, 9:41 am

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