We’ve got some good news!
The British Stealth Media Group will be handling the world sales of Iron Sky and fund the film with up to 1 million euro. This means they will be in charge of selling it to distributors around the world and we here at Energia and Blind Spot can concentrate on actually making the film. Stealth will begin marketing Iron Sky this week at the American Film Market.
Currently we have distribution deals in place for Finland (Walt Disney), UK (Revolver), Norway (Euforia) and Poland (Kino Swiat).
The actual sum of Stealth’s investment will be between 500,000 and 1 million euro depending on how negotiations go with other potential investors. The final budget for Iron Sky will be at least 5 million euro. However what’s important is that we know now that we can stay on track with the timetable and start shooting early next year.
What we’ve done lately is a lot of planning. Starting from concrete things like schedules and renting locations (most of wich will be in and around Frankfurt, Germany) to creating storyboards and animatics. Set design is also going ahead, with set building starting a month or two before the shooting.
For the last couple of months Timo and Iron Sky writer Johanna Sinisalo have also been working with screenwriter Michael Kalesniko (best known for Howard Stern’s Private Parts and currently working on a comedy with David Fincher) on polishing the English language dialogue.