Berlin Diary # 3 – Ninjas, sushi and one huge monster

February 8th, 2009 by Essi

Essi Suomela from Bronson Club is a guest writer for Beyond the Iron Sky blog. She’s one half of the writers for the new film blog Zombie Room. She is currently blogging from the Berlin International Film Festival.

We have now been in Berlin for three days and I´m totally falling in love with this city. Yesterday was pretty interesting and I also took allot of photos so you´ll get a better image of what went on.

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Yesterday we finally had a change to really check out The European Film Market (EFM) at Martin-Gropius-Bau. The building is fully packed with sales companies, production companies, producers, sales agents and all kinds of film makers from all over the world. EFM is one of the most important events of the international film industry and we are here to promote Iron Sky and also make new contacts etc. What we did yesterday with Timo, was that we tried to get the attention of various sales agents to possibly sell Iron Sky in the future. So we went from booth to booth representing our film and hopefully it will pay of some day. Let´s keep our fingers crossed.

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There are hundreds of films showing at the market, but one film really stood out for us and I want to tell you just shortly about it. The film is called La Horde (The Horde) and it is an end of the world battle between gangsters, cops and zombies. The trailer we saw looked awesome!!! Unfortunately you can´t find that particular trailer from the internet yet, but hopefully soon. I also took a picture of the great looking poster they had, but I promised not to publish it, so you will just have to take my word for it. It was really something. There´s not that much info of it in the internet, but you can follow up the project via Twitch Film and here is a direct link.

http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/the-latest-on-la-horde/

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Later me and Timo headed out to eat in Pan Asia with a Norwegian producer Eric Vogel. With us were also a Norwegian actress Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, directors AJ Annila and Aku Louhimies, producers Tero Kaukomaa and Jesse Fryckman, and last but definitely not least our marketing wizard Ukko Kaarto. Since last years Berlin Film Festival, AJ and Jesse have been ranting about this restaurant and how it has the best sushi in the world. Obviously I was skeptical about it, but I have to say that it really was the BEST sushi I have ever eaten.

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After one of the best dinners I have ever had, we headed out to the Norwegian party. Which was by the way much better that the Danish party. The Party was extremely hard to get into, even all the Norwegian producers didn´t got in. We were lucky enough to be invited and the party really was a success. The venue was very nice and they had a band as well.

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Today were are going to Krautrock, the annual karaoke celebration organized by Fantastic Fest. So tune in tomorrow for another edition of the Berlin diaries and from the scene report of the party.

-Essi

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