Crowdfunding – The New Way to Finance Movies

Iron Sky is a dark science fiction comedy. The film is a Finnish-German-Australian co-production, filmed mainly in English, with a budget of about 7.5 million euros.

We have secured about 6.3 million euros through traditional film funding channels like the Finnish Film Foundation, Eurimages, Hessen Film Invest, Screen Queensland, pre-sales etc. We are now aiming to cover 900,000€ of the budget with crowd funding: securing money from volunteers via merchandise sales, preorders and an upcoming investment possibility, which gives You a chance to take part in this movie project.

Iron Sky budget 2011

Here is the current status of the crowd funding on March 13th 2012:

76%
We have confirmed investments of 686270€ towards the goal of 900000€ Join the war.

We are no longer accepting new investments

The film has been completed and we have concluded the fan financing. Thank you for your interest!

Make Your Money Work

Do you want to take part in a new way to make movies, something the large studios are only now starting to notice and react to after such hits as Paranormal Activity?

In 1945 the Nazis went to the Moon – and in 2018 they are coming back! This is the premise of the dark sci-fi comedy Iron Sky, the next project by the creators of the Internet hit Star Wreck that has to date reached over eight million viewers around the globe. Star Wreck was a forerunner in utilising the Internet for publicity and distribution, and Iron Sky will build on that – this time as an international co-production with a budget of about 7.5 million euros, big name actors, and aimed at a worldwide theatrical release in 2012.

Iron Sky is on the forefront of a new wave of indie movies, where the filmmakers are in direct contact with the audience even before the movie is out, using the power of communities in both creating the movie and also to a degree in funding it. The creators of Star Wreck and Iron Sky founded the acclaimed communal filmmaking platform Wreckamovie in 2007, something the large studios are only now slowly starting to explore. Iron Sky has a large and active fanbase that is already fervently waiting to see the movie, more than a year before the designated release date.

This is your chance to take part in this groundbreaking movie project. We have been successful in financing 87% of the budget, and to cover the missing 900.000 euros we are establishing an investment scheme for EES-based individuals and companies to invest and share the future profits from Iron Sky. Initial investments will start from 1000€ and they include extra perks, like a chance to meet the cast, etc.

Interested in financing Iron Sky?

There are a few ways of doing that;

1.) BUYING & SUPPORTING

a) Go to the Iron Sky store at store.ironsky.net and buy our fan products.
b) Go to www.ironsky.net/sneakpeek and join the sneak peak with 1 € (or more – you decide the price).

2.) INVESTING

a) If you are from an EU country, Iceland, Lichtenstein or Norway and You are a qualified investor (registered in your national register of Qualified Investors), you simply contact invest@ironsky.net and we send you an investment agreement for Your review .
b) If you are NOT a qualified investor, and you don’t want to register as one, but you would like to be an IRON SKY FAN instead. You should be one the lucky ones we can offer the investment possibility. We are allowed to do that up to 99 individual Fans in each country within EU, Norway or Lichtenstein.

Note: As of March 2012 we are no longer accepting new investments. The film is coming out next month and we have concluded the fan financing.

In any case feel free to ask any questions from crowdfunding@ironsky.net.

Blind Spot Pictures will not make a public offering of a loan instrument.

If you are not a citizen of an EU country, Norway or Lichtenstein, please note, that you are under laws and regulations that might not be applicable in this case.

About Iron Sky

Iron Sky is produced by Blind Spot Pictures (Finland), Energia Productions (Finland), 27 Films Production (Germany) and New Holland Pictures (Australia). Iron Sky has finished principal photography and the film is now in post production. The movie premiered at the Berlinale on 11th of February 2012 and will receive a worldwide theatrical distribution during spring and summer 2012. For more information on disribution see the release dates.

Iron Sky is a science fiction black comedy. The film is a Finnish-German-Australian co-production, filmed mainly in English, with a budget of 7.5 million euros.

Directed by Timo Vuorensola
Produced by Tero Kaukomaa (Blind Spot Pictures), Samuli Torssonen (Energia Productions), Oliver Damian (27 Films Production), Cathy Overett and Mark Overett (New Holland Pictures).
Executive producer San Fu Maltha
Screenplay Johanna Sinisalo (Nebula Award nominee 2009, Finlandia 2000) and Michael Kalesniko (Private Parts).
Starring Julia Dietze (1½ Ritter), Götz Otto (Downfall), Tilo Prückner (The Neverending Story), Christopher Kirby (The Matrix Reloaded & Revolutions) and Udo Kier (Dancer in the Dark).
Budget 7 500 000€ (approx. $9,935,000 US)
Release date April 2012
World sales Stealth Media Group.

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 Wreck a Movie, 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