Iron Sky Universe seeking shareholders

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Company behind high-concept genre franchise are raising equity crowdfunding via Finland’s Invesdor.

The film-makers behind genre hit Iron Sky are raising equity crowdfunding for Iron Sky Universe, the company which owns the franchise.

It marks the first time in film history where the audience has a chance to purchase shares directly for their favoured franchise. The funding will take place via the Finnish service and investors will become full shareholders in the company with a minimum investment of €250.

Iron Sky Universe aims to make the Iron Sky franchise into a multi-channel sci-fi saga produced and distributed in co-operation with its audience.

Tero Kaukomaa, head of business of Iron Sky Universe, commented: “We managed to produce the first Iron Sky with a pure rage boosted by the help from our audience. Now the target is to build a sufficient organisation to execute our production and distribution strategy.”

The core team of Iron Sky Universe consists
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‘Iron Sky’ Taps Into IndieGoGo Crowd-Funding for Sequel

‘Iron Sky’ Taps Into IndieGoGo Crowd-Funding for Sequel
Following the commercial success of comic sci-fi actioner “Iron Sky,” Finnish shingle Blind Spot Pictures capitalized on the pic’s fanbase to crowd-fund over 112,000 Euros ($146,674) for “Iron Sky II — The Coming Race” via IndieGoGo.

The $14.6 million project is being developed by producer Tero Kaukomaa and helmer Timo Vuorensola, who is writing the script with Johanna Sinisalo, Jarmo Puskala and Michael Kalesniko.

Theps Udo Kier and Stephanie Paul, who starred in “Iron Sky,” are back on board. Plot of the movie are kept under wraps.

Budgeted below $10 million, “Iron Sky” was a local hit and sold to all major territories.

Kaukomaa told Variety the project — skedded to start lensing in early 2015 — has already sparked interest from sales agents and distributors.

“I’m not convinced we should release ‘Iron Sky II’ via the traditional distribution model, we’ll likely opt for a day-and-date release. It’s the best way to counter piracy
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Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Featurette on the Making of Iron Sky

For those of you who love Moon Nazis (and who doesn't?), we have a special treat for you today: an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette on the creation of Iron Sky.  Director Timo Vuorensola, original idea man Jarmo Puskala and visual effects producer, Samuli Torssonen talk about the creation of the film which follows the return of the Fourth Reich, who have been hiding out since World War Two in a secret base on the dark side of the moon. The clip shows some footage from the film, which stars Julia Dietze, Christopher Kirby and Udo Kier, but also highlights the guys' first breakout hit, Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning, Hit the jump to watch the making of featurette for Iron Sky. Check out our exclusive look at the Iron Sky behind-the-scenes featurette below: Here's the official synopsis for Iron Sky, now available on Blu-ray and DVD: In the last moments of World War II,
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Iron Sky's Political Agendas: A Movie Review

*spoiler alert! Director: Timo Vuorensola. Writers: Johanna Sinisalo (original story), Jarmo Puskala, Michael Kalesniko, and Timo Vuorensola. Cast: Julia Dietze, Christopher Kirby and Götz Otto. Nazis have fled to space! Who would have thunk it? In the movie Iron Sky, the last remaining survivors from this regiment fled to the dark side of the moon and spent the last 70 or so years plotting to take over Earth again. But nobody told them that World War II is over and life has gone forwards ... or maybe not. But now they want to come back, with no thanks to astronaut James Washington (Christopher Kirby). He found their moon base and that does not bode well for humanity. When this space explorer gets captured, the Nazi's plans are accelerated. That leads to some humourous nods to B movie culture and retro-a-go-go. The music is what sells this product. The driving magic by Slovenian
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'Iron Sky' Gets in Motion

Motion posters are the latest cool gimmick in online film advertising and we've got one for you here that you might not have seen before. It is for an independent science fiction film, Iron Sky, that yours truly has been tracking for some time.

Iron Sky is being produced in Finland by Energia Productions. Energia was started by the makers of the Star Wreck series of Star Trek spoofs. The most recent such film, Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning, is reckoned to be Finland's most successful film because it has been legally downloaded from the Internet more than 8 million times. A special edition was recently released on DVD in Britain.

Energia's new film is a departure from the Star Wreck series. In the plot of Iron Sky it is 2018 and a group of Nazis that escaped to the Moon at the end of the Second World War are planning a triumphant return.
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New Concept Art and Trailer for Nazi Space Epic ‘Iron Sky’

Blind Spot Pictures, the company behind the very interesting and potentially awesome space epic Iron Sky -- a story set in an alternate world in which the Nazi's set up a secret moon base in 1945 and plan to return and invade Earth again in 2018 -- have released a bunch of new materials this week, including several new posters, a bunch of images and a teaser trailer. Though I'm almost certain that the trailer has been out for a while. Either way, it strikes me as a wicked idea and from what I'm seeing, it looks like a very cool flick. First up is a bit of casting news. The project has signed on a few leads, including the previously reported hottie Julia Dietze. In an official release, Blind Spot Pictures has also made us aware that famous German actor Götz Otto will step in the boots of the intelligence officer Klaus Adler, a
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