Archive for 2010

The Longest Journey

December 31st, 2010 by Timo Vuorensola

We’ve just arrived here in Gold Coast. The sun is shining and the beach is awesome. We’re going to spend the new year’s eve over here, and then going to start the actual work – shooting Iron Sky. First two weeks are mostly preparations – scouting suitable locations, making sure the studio and the sets are shaping up well and rehearsing with actors and the stunts. It’ll be quite a heavy shooting session here, we have a lot to accomplish, and only limited time in our hands. But at least it’s warm, hopefully sunny and quite exotic – at least to a Finn.

Here’s a way too long Director’s Diary about how we got here. 33+ hour flight was quite a painful experience, but with a little help of King Alcohol, we dodged the jetlag completely. The trick was just to stay awake as long as possible, and already on the second day we got our rhythm right – let’s hope it keeps that way. Today is the New Year’s eve, and we’re planning to spend it BBQ:ing, surfing and drinking by the sea.

Have a great…

December 22nd, 2010 by Timo Vuorensola

What should I call it? Holidays? Christmas? Xmas? Anyway, the Iron Sky team wishes a happy one of those to you all. Lay low for few days now, and then get ready for the new year.

That's one damn ugly christmas card!

But before that, try to rest the Christmas. Eat well, do a lot of sauna and relax. That’s what I’m going to do.

PS. Me and Samuli will be arriving to Gold Coast, Australia on 29th – so if somebody knows a good New Year’s party around there, LET US KNOW.

Iron Sky Signal E19: Frankfurt Wrap and Fan Investors

December 22nd, 2010 by Jarmo Puskala

In the latest episode of Iron Sky Signal we see how the second half of the Iron Sky shoot in Germany went. We also had community investors visit us on the set and we had a chance to ask them what they thought about the production. Then we were caught in a huge snowstorm.

You probably know that we’ll be heading to Australia early next year for the second half of the shoot. Let’s hope there won’t be any snowstorm on the Gold Coast.

Before that most of the Iron Sky team will be spending a peaceful Christmas holiday. Meanwhile at the Energia office people are busy building up the infrastructure. They’ll be replacing some couple of kilometers of old network cables, installing routers and going all paranoid building a secure backup system. Sadly, hardening the bank vault against EMP’s was deemed too expensive. But they’ll be planning for floods, fires and other moderately apocalyptic acts of god.

The Police Incident: Letting Loose the Lawyers

December 17th, 2010 by Timo Vuorensola

All right everybody – thanks for your overwhelming support for us regarding the unfortunate incident we wrote about in the previous blog post. There have been statements and counter statements, and there’s a lot we would like to say about them and about the situation. Because of legal reasons we have to keep quiet – as painful as it is.

In any case, we are now shifting this unfortunate mess to the legal system, where we are reasonably confident it won’t be buried after all this noise.

Meanwhile, we are ourselves shifting back to the real order of business – the Christmas pause and then our next shooting period in Australia.

Again, thank you for your support! We will tell you more as soon as we can.

The Iron Sky team.