Here you can find a thorough information packet about who is making Iron Sky, how the movie is funded, how the movie team collaborates with internet audiences and what other products and projects apart from the movie the Iron Sky experience contains.
Iron Sky is 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 8 million euros. It’s directed by Timo Vuorensola and produced by Tero Kaukomaa (Blind Spot Pictures), Samuli Torssonen (Energia) as the visual effects producer, Oliver Damian (27 Films Production), Cathy Overett & Mark Overett(New Holland Pictures), with San Fu Maltha as the executive producer. The cast includes Julia Dietze (1½ Ritter), Götz Otto (Tomorrow Never Dies, Schindler’s List, 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), and 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 was completed in February 2012 and released at Berlinale 2012 in Panorama program. The film has been distributed theatrically to over 60 countries, and even more on BluRay and DVD. Film won the Silver Méliès -award and Audience Award at Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, the AACTA (“Australian Oscar”) for best visual effects, Jussi-award (“Finnish Oscar”) for best production design, and several audience awards in festivals around the world. It was in official selection in such film festivals as Berlinale, Moscow Film Festival, Karlovy Vary, Sofia International Film Festival and Sitges Film Festival.
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 merchandise and crowdfunding big portion of the budget – over 1,2 million € of the budget was raised via crowdfunding and crowd investments.
After the success of Iron Sky, the team has started to work on prequel TV-series and a sequel feature film, titled Iron Sky The Coming Race. Both of these productions are still in early stages, and Iron Sky The Coming Race is crowdfunding through crowdfunding platform IndieGoGo, aiming to raise $150,000 to the production of the script, promo and production plan.
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We are very active in the internet and social media – feel free to link to our profiles in all the various web services!
Twitter: @energia, @energia/ironsky (tweets from the team), @ironskyfilm
Iron Sky Sequel crowd funding campaign page: www.igg.me/at/thecomingrace
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