Iron Sky is an international co-production by Blind Spot Pictures & Energia Productions from Finland, 27 Films from Germany and New Holland Pictures from Australia. The film will be produced by an international team based in Helsinki, Finland with filming taking place in Germany and Australia.
Timo Vuorensola is a Finnish director. He spent seven years on his first feature-length film, the science fiction comedy Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning. Timo has also directed short films, music videos and adverts. He’s interested in finding new ways to approach the film industry, and has traveled the world talking about engaging online communities in film production.
Producer, Blind Spot Pictures »IMDb
Tero Kaukomaa has produced or co-produced more than 20 feature films including Everlasting Moments, Dancer in the Dark by Lars von Trier and Jade Warrior by AJ Annila. September 2007 saw the 10th anniversary of Blind Spot Pictures. Tero is going to spare no effort in getting the Finnish films out there. The wider the better.
Samuli Torssonen was the driving force behind Star Wreck, and started work on the series of science fiction parodies in 1992. Now he is working on Iron Sky as a producer and as the head of the CGI department. Samuli is one of the most skilled CGI artists in Finland and his passion is creating incredible visual effects and huge space battles, but he wants to see them in a story which people will not easily forget.
Producer (Germany) »IMDb
Oliver Damian is a producer with 27 Films in Germany.
Producer (Australia) »IMDb
Cathy Overett is a producer with New Holland Pictures in Australia. She has produced or EPd five feature films, including the Danish/German/Australian At World’s End and the award winning Unfinished Sky. Now she is excited about moving onto another kind of Sky.
Producer (Australia) »IMDb
Mark Overett is the other half of the producing team at NHP, and he also handles their NZ office. He’’s produced or EPd five feature films including the bitter sweet comedy Separation City. He also has a long track record in TV light entertainment so is used to off-world experiences.
Executive Producer »IMDb
Filmproducer San Fu Maltha is owner of Fu Works, one of the most leading film production companies of The Netherlands. Fu Works is an independent and internationally oriented production company that produces feature films, documentaries and TV series. Fu Works produced succesfull films like Tirza (Dutch entry Academy Awards), Winter in Wartime (shortlist best foreign film – Academy Awards) and Black Book (shortlist best foreign film – Academy Awards). Besides beïng active in the Dutch film industry, Maltha is involved in the Australian film and television company New Holland Pictures as a major shareholder and Maltha set up a joint venture with exhibitor group Blitz in Indonesia, called Jive.
Science fiction writer Johanna Sinisalo has had five novels and more than 40 short stories published. She has been nominated for the Nebula Award and won the prestigious Finlandia Prize for her first novel, Not Before Sundown (aka. Troll – A Love Story). In addition she has worked in advertising and written numerous screenplays for TV. Johanna has brought a strong professionalism to the scriptwriting process, helping to turn ideas into a story.
Michael Kalesniko wrote Howard Stern’s Private Parts and wrote and directed the comedy hit How to Kill Your Neighbor’s Dog (starring Kenneth Branagh & Robin Wright Penn). “Neighbor’s Dog” won numerous international festival awards and was the closing night gala of the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival. Kalesniko has written for the likes of Will Smith, Keanu Reeves, Julia Roberts and Billy Crystal. His first novel, Pucker Up, is scheduled for publication in the spring of 2011. Previously, Kalesniko has worked as a newspaper reporter, a high school teacher in the arctic, a London bartender and a grave digger.
Jarmo Puskala is somewhat of a one man think-tank, with an ability to think outside the box. He’s another veteran of Star Wreck. Today Jarmo is the community manager for Iron Sky, keeping the community and websites up to date. Which is fitting since it was Jarmo’s run-away movie idea about nazis on the moon that started the whole thing.
Set designer »IMDb
Costume designer »IMDb
Jake Collier has been costuming for film & television internationally for over 13 years. Hailing from New Zealand, Jake moved from Berlin to Helsinki to make sure the Fourth Reich looked right.
Production manager »IMDb
Tarja Jakunaho has worked on films for nearly two decades. Her credits include a broad cross-section of Finnish film, including one of the first sci-fi films ever made in Finland. As the production manager she keeps the production rolling and the crew working. She is also the producer for our gala premiere in Tampere.
Pekka Ollula is the head of Social Media at Blind Spot Pictures. He makes sure that Jarmo and Janos are staying on the right track and that every opportunity in business or marketing is taken care of. Pekka loves creative thinking and he is developing new ideas and different services all the time. Probably that is the reason why he is also a partner in KLOK Creative Agency.
You might remember Janos Honkonen as mr. Fukov in Star Wreck, or as a respectable journalist writing for many technology & science magazines. For Iron Sky Janos is the guy handling the making of videos. He also coordinated publicity before Jori stepped in.
Script Team Member »IMDb
Antti Hukkanen joined the Star Wreck project in 2002 as ”the trailer voice guy”. Antti is a walking encyclopedia of military history and was our in-house expert for speculative technology.
If you wish to help out with diverse tasks (online and offline), join the production at Wreckamovie.com.