Monday, 14 May 2012

IRON SKY is a film unlike any other and we're not talking about the storyline that deals with nazis having taken refuge on the moon. No, this is a film that was paid for by online contributions. And with a storyline like that who wouldn't want to bung a few quied their way.

It's finally coming to the UK for one day only at cinemas before being moved to shiny disc format. Here's the publicity blurb:

In the final moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. Over the next 70 years, in utter secrecy, the Nazis constructed a gigantic space fortress, amassing a veritable armada of flying saucers.
When American astronaut James Washington (Christopher Kirby) sets down his Lunar Lander a bit too close to the secret Nazi base, the Moon Führer (Udo Kier) decides the glorious moment of retaking the Earth has arrived sooner than expected. Washington claims the mission is just a publicity stunt for the President of the United States (Stephanie Paul), but what else could the man be but a scout for the imminent attack by Earth forces? The Fourth Reich must act!
Two Nazi officers, ruthless Klaus Adler (Götz Otto) and idealistic Renate Richter (Julia Dietze), travel to Earth to prepare for the invasion. In the end when the Moon Nazi UFO armada darkens the skies, every man, woman and nation alike must re-evaluate their priorities.

Brought to life by Finnish Director Timo Vuorensola and producer Tero Kaukomaa, Iron Sky is a participatory cinema phenomenon, garnering enormous support through various social media networks and online channels. Over the five years of its production, over 10,000 fans participated in crowd funding and sourcing efforts. Such was the buzz created around Iron Sky that it attracted around 200 further investors who contributed over £500,000 towards production costs - raising the bar for community led filmmaking to new heights.

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