Finland’s biggest film production to date is finally finished. Iron Sky, a spectacle about the invasion of the dastardly Nazis from the Dark Side of the Moon, is complete. The dark scifi comedy will have its world premiere this February in Berlin’s film festival Berlinale, in the Special Panorama category, which screens only films that push the envelope with unique vision.
“I am extremely pleased to have Iron Sky in the official selection of Berlinale, especially in the Special Panorama category! We’ve always stated that Iron Sky is clearly cut out for the big screen, and now we have some serious weight to back up our claims. I’m certain that this is great news to all our fans, as this will definitely speed up our distribution negotiations with remaining territories.”
producer Tero Kaukomaa beams.
“It is simply mind-blowing that we get to have the world premier of Iron Sky in Berlin, of all places! I sincerely hope that the movie’s antifascist message will resound in the audience and open us doors for international success. I can barely put to words how very proud and happy I am for Iron Sky and its whole crew,”
director Timo Vuorensola concludes.
Iron Sky is a dark scifi comedy with an alternate take on history. Instead of flat out losing the war, a secret Nazi space program in Antarctica evaded the collapse of the Reich by fleeing to the dark side of the Moon. During these 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis have constructed a massive armada of flying saucers, and are now poised to attack the unsuspecting Earth. The time of the triumphant return of the Fourth Reich is at hand!
With a formidable ten million dollar budget, Iron Sky is also by far the biggest movie made in the Finnish film history. The distribution rights have already been sold to over 20 territories, with ongoing negotiations to conquer regions like North America, Russia and India. Iron Sky has already spawned several spinoff projects, including a board game and a video game.
Iron Sky is directed by Timo Vuorensola, written by Vuorensola and Michael Kalesniko based on the original story by Johanna Sinisalo, and starring acclaimed actors Christopher Kirby, Julia Dietze, Götz Otto, Peta Sergeant, Udo Kier and Stephanie Paul.
Iron Sky is produced by Blind Spot Pictures (Finland) and co-produced by 27 Films Production (Germany) and New Holland Pictures (Australia). The world sales are handled by Stealth Media Group.