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“Iron Sky,” the Finnish/German/Australian sci-fi spoof about Nazis on the moon, is about to get turned into a full-blown franchise with a TV series, games and merchandising in the pipeline.
The team behind the movie, Tero Kaukomaa, Samuli Torssonen and producer-helmer Timo Vuorensola, are launching Iron Sky Universe, a shingle dedicated to producing the next two sequels of the film, orchestrate a crowdfunding campaign for the second opus, “Iron Sky: The Coming Race,” as well as the production of a TV skein, games and other related products.
“We want to offer the fans and audiences a chance not only to experience the film, but also the whole scope of the Iron Sky Universe, and take part in building it,” Kaukomaa said.
The producers used crowdfunding to help finance “Iron Sky” and managed to collect more than $1 million from fans.
They aim at replicating the same model for the sequel, »
- Elsa Keslassy
The first round of Aacta award winners were announced yesterday in Sydney at the 2nd Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Luncheon. Held at the Sydney.s The Star Event Centre and hosted by Adam Elliot, the luncheon drew a host of industry representatives including actors Damon Herriman, Daniel Henshall and Felicity Price. The Sapphires was a favourite of the day, taking home five coveted gongs in total for cinematography (Warwick Thornton), editing (Dany Cooper Ase), sound (Andrew Plain, Bry Jones, Pete Smith, Ben Osmo and John Simpson), costume design (Tess Schofield) and production design in a feature film (Melinda Doring.) A jovial Thornton told media working with Sapphires director Wayne Blair wasn.t exactly a walk in the park. .He.s an incredibly hard task master,. he said. .You can.t pull the wool over his eyes when you feel like being lazy.. Cooper spoke of the »
- Emily Blatchford
The Sapphires looks set to dominate this year’s Aacta Awards after dominating the categories announced at yesterday’s awards lunch.
The AACTAs – the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts – were held for the first time last year. Yesterday’s lunch at the Star casino in Sydney comes ahead of tomorrow night’s main Aacta ceremony.
The Sapphires won in five of the early categories, including best editing, sound and cinematography.
The event also paid tribute to producer Al Clark with the Raymond Longford Award. Clark was behind films including The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Absolute Beginners and Nineteen Eighty Four.
Aacta Raymond Longford Award
Aacta Award For Best Visual Effects
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