, the Finnish-Australian-German sci-fi movie about Nazis from the Dark Side of the Moon, has begun the Australian part of their shoot at Village Roadshow Studios in Queensland.
is breaking new ground with its wide ranging collaboration with the fans and the Internet community. This community has contributed ideas and creative talent for the film, as well as funds via purchasing merchandise and support kits, and by actually investing in the film. Iron Sky
is aiming to gather one million euros from its fan community as contributions and investments.
has a budget of 6.8 million euros. The film is directed by Timo Vuorensola
, and the Australian and New Zealander cast includes Peta Sergeant
(Satisfaction), Christopher Kirby
(The Matrix Reloaded & Revolutions, Daybreakers, Space: Above and Beyond) and Stephanie Paul
(Separation City, Film School Confidential). The German cast includes Julia Dietze
(1½ Ritter), Götz Otto (Schindler’s List, Downfall), Udo Kier
(Dogville, Dancer in the Dark) and Tilo Prückner
(The Neverending Story, Die Fälscher).
is a dark science fiction comedy where the Nazis, who fled to the Moon in 1945, return to claim the Earth in 2018. The screenplay is written by the acclaimed sci-fi writer Johanna Sinisalo
(Nebula Award nominee 2009, Finlandia 2000) and Michael Kalesniko
“Working with the audience, both with creative content and funding, is the future of genre film”,
said the Finnish producer of Iron Sky Tero Kaukomaa
(Blind Spot Pictures).
“We are very happy with how both of our crowd-sourcing and crowd-funding ventures have progressed. We have a sizeable number of fan investors, and we have already collected over a third of our goal of one million euros.”
is a first for Australia, with regards to its international co-production partners… and its revolutionary financing structure.
”This has been and continues to be a great journey for us. It’s a film that we feel will punch well above its weight. The international creative team is a pleasure to work with. And we have been privileged to be absorbed into the crowd culture that is so integral to the project”
said Australian producer Cathy Overett of New Holland Pictures.