Iron Sky Crowd Investments Reach 500 000 euros, with five months to the release

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Iron Sky Crowd Investments Reach 500 000 euros, with five months to the release

The independent dark sci-fi comedy about Nazis from the Dark Side of the Moon has collected half a million euros from fans and followers, while starting the final stretch of the post-production

October 28th 2011 – Helsinki/Finland — Iron Sky is a Finnish-German-Australian dark sci-fi comedy with a budget of 7,5 million euros, which relies heavily on net communities in both content creation, marketing and funding. The film team has now reached a significant milestone of 500 000€ collected through crowd investments, while starting the five month stretch to finish and release the film.

“This is amazing and seems to be only the beginning”, said the producer of Iron Sky Tero Kaukomaa. “It’s not only the money, these people has been very active in helping us producing and marketing the film in so many ways. If we were to count the value of all these contributions, we are already talking about several millions here!”

“The last crucial months of the production are starting now, and the continuous support of the community is now more important than ever”, says Timo Vuorensola. “I’ll be making almost daily video updates for the last five months of the production, which is going to be quite intense. A lot of sleepless nights, weirdness and uncut reality of film making will follow.”

Today there’s 160 days left until the global release of Iron Sky. Timo will publish new Director’s Diaries videos on a weekly basis, and you can follow the progress of Iron Sky on the film’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ironsky

In the world of Iron Sky the Nazis fled to the Moon in 1945, and in 2018 they are coming back to conquer the Earth. In addition to the film the team will publish other products that expand the story, such as three prequel comics and a board game.

Comic: http://www.ironsky.net/sneakpeek/issueone/
Board game: http://store.ironsky.net/product/22/pre-order-iron-sky-board-game

Iron Sky is currently in post production, and it will premiere in April 4th 2012.

The Iron Sky team are available for interviews. Please contact Merja Ritola for further information: merja@blindspot.fi, +358 50 5937714

IRON SKY PRESS IMAGES, VIDEOS & OTHER MATERIALS

For press materials, such as photos and video, head over to http://www.ironsky.net/press/
All the press materials found there are free to use without explicit permission when reporting about Iron Sky.

IRON SKY IN SOCIAL MEDIA

Web: http://www.ironsky.net/
Blog: http://blog.ironsky.net/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/energia, http://twitter.com/ironskyfilm
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ironsky
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/ironskyfilm
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/energiaproductions
Wreckamovie: http://www.wreckamovie.com/iron-sky/
Store: http://store.ironsky.net/

BEHIND THE IRON SKY

Iron Sky is a dark science fiction comedy that takes place in the year 2018, when the Nazis, who fled the Earth to the dark side of the Moon in 1945, return to claim the Earth. The film is Finnish-German-Australian co-production with a budget of 7.5 million euros. It’s directed by Timo Vuorensola and produced by Tero Kaukomaa (Blind Spot Pictures), Samuli Torssonen (visual effects producer, Energia), Oliver Damian (27 Films), Cathy Overett & Mark Overett (New Holland Pictures) with San Fu Maltha as the executive producer. The cast includes Julia Dietze (1½ Ritter), Götz Otto (Schindler’s List, Tomorrow Never Dies, Downfall), Christopher Kirby (The Matrix Reloaded & Revolutions, Daybreakers, Space: Above and Beyond), Udo Kier (Dogville, Dancer in the Dark), Peta Sergeant (Satisfaction), Stephanie Paul (Separation City, Film School Confidential), and Tilo Prückner (The Neverending Story, Die Fälscher). The screenplay is written by the acclaimed sci-fi writer Johanna Sinisalo (Nebula Award nominee 2009, Finlandia 2000) and Michael Kalesniko (Private Parts). The film will be completed in December 2011 and released in April 4th 2012, and the world sales is handled by Stealth Media Group.

What makes Iron Sky special is the wide ranging collaboration with fans and community: the movie project fans join in creating ideas and content for the movie in a collaborative movie making platform called Wreckamovie, give the film publicity by sharing information online, even fund the movie by designing and buying merchandize and other means. One million euros of the budget comes from fan funding.

Information, photos and videos: http://www.ironsky.net/, http://www.ironsky.net/press

Vuorensola and Torssonen’s first film was Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning – a fan-made sci-fi parody, which was published both as a free download and a commercial DVD. The film has reached over eight million viewers all around the world and gathered a strong international fan base.

Information and photos: http://www.starwreck.com/

The Star Wreck project gave birth to a collaborative filmmaking platform called Wreckamovie, which offers film creators a direct connection with their audience, and offers the fans a never-before-seen chance to interact with movie projects.

Information: http://www.wreckamovie.com/