Iron Sky Signal #8 – Fan Meeting in Berlin

February 16th, 2010 by Janos Honkonen

A big chunk of the Iron Sky team is attending this year’s Berlinale film festival. These festivals are about watching films, but also about doing business. From a filmmakers perspective a festival like this is a chance to meet and find funders, distributors, sponsors and so on. Everybody’s clamoring to be noticed and the days are full of meetings with people, who could help with the movie project one way or another. Then, of course, there’s the side that’s more fun: premieres, parties and generally meeting cool people, like movie makers from other countries.

For the Iron Sky team this has been a working trip. In addition to the business side we have done some casting, worked on the script, discussed about the budget and so on, but luckily there has been a bit of time for other stuff as well.

This time we didn’t do any crazy marketing stunts, but got instead a last minute idea about doing a fan meeting. We got the idea on Monday and decided to have the meeting on Saturday – never mind that we didn’t have an idea how to contact our Berlin fans or what would be a good venue to this. Enter the internet and the social media: using our Demand to see Iron Sky -system and the Wreckamovie.com we got in touch with our Berlin fans and found a simply incredible place for the meeting, a club called c-base. In the end about 40-50 fans showed up, which was really great especially on such a short notice!

How did it go? Come join us in the fan meeting in the latest episode of Iron Sky Signal!

Intrigued about c-base? Here’s their own video about the place.

All in all, so far it has been both a very fun and very productive Berlinale for us. We got to meet a nice bunch of our local fans, a lot of grass roots level work for the movie project got done, we were featured in The Hollywood Reporter and the Zombies got to meet cool people and see some quality cinema.

Still a couple of days to go!

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