The Teaser – One Week Later

May 21st, 2010 by Jarmo Puskala
Jussi's concept art for the first Iron Sky teaser.

Jussi's concept art for the first Iron Sky teaser.

The second teaser for Iron Sky> was released a week ago – and we couldn’t be happier! Since then it has traveled all around the world in the internets, gathering nearly half a million views in the first week!

We’ve been reading your comments, on blogs, forums and even the feared YouTube comments. let me tell you, they make us very, very happy!

“I can’t wait to see this friggin’ movie! It’s Nazis in space!”
-David from Geek, Actually.

“Now THAT is awesome!”
-Comment on Quiet Earth

“if its possible to have an orgasm in your eyes, i would? have had one right now.”
-Comment on YouTube

“Yes the Iron Sky is finally about to fall on our heads and I couldn’t be happier.”
-Mark Kermode

The count likes to count…

While the teaser has gotten most of it’s views on YouTube, it’s spread across the world and different video sharing sites. Thats how the internet works, so that’s why we try to track all copies, so we’ve got a true view count. And it’s pretty damn awesome! At the time I’m writing this the overall amount of views is 492,000! That’s missing the views on, wich should push past half a million!

On YouTube the teaser has been the second most watched movie trailer, right after Christopher Nolan’s Inception, being the 5th most watched video in the “Film/Animation” category.

To put this into perspective, Variety releases a top list of film trailers every friday – on it we’d be number 10! Sadly, we don’t qualify with Iron Sky not coming out until next year.

We also owe you guys a huge thanks, because you’ve been marvelous helping us spread the word! Thank you!

Panda by Jeff Kubina

Big in China

To our surprise the teaser has been watched over 100,000 times on Chinese video sites. it seems to be rather popular in the land of the panda bear. There was even a article on Yahoo China. Google’s machine translation tells us that:

…the film is clearly not singing for the Nazi elegy, at the end of Nazhi head of the Nazi eagle statues beckons pigeons shit is a great irony that a black comedy.

They also seem to like Timo:

Directed by Yulia Vuorensola the age of 28, is a sci-fi movie fanatic fans, but also a computer genius

What I’d like to know at what stage did “Timo” turn into “Yulia”, is it Google or?

Pirate Legos... um I mean Lego pirates.

Lego Pirates by pasukaru76

Piracy on the high seas

However, it hasn’t all been fun and games. Early in the week it appears someone tried to steal our teaser from us on YouTube. And I do mean “steal” as in “we take it and you no longer have it“. This is made possible by YouTube’s “content ID” service. Partners have the possibility to identify and take control of duplicates of their videos.

Long story short, this company claimed the original Iron Sky teaser was their property. First we thought it had to be a bug, after hearing from other producers it seems the company might be deliberately hijacking movie trailers.

In our case the dispute was resolved in our favour. However, we’re a bit worried they might try the same on the teaser remixes you’ve uploaded. If you’ve received suspicious content ID matches – please let us know.

We’ll keep you up to date if there’s need for further action.

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2 Responses to “The Teaser – One Week Later”

  1. Angela says:

    I heard that despicable action was performed by an Italian “company” claiming to own Iron Sky material.

    How very typical…

    I cannot but bow my head shamefully in the name of my compatriots. Very glad to hear that things were cleared up quickly with YouTube!

  2. Cory says:

    I have a simple question… what is the name of the song used at the end of the first teaser where the ships are traveling towards earth?? Thanks in advance!