The year is coming to an end, and now is a good time to take a look back at the year 2012. And what a year it was! One year ago, we were still sitting in edit booths, in front of CG programs and sound studios and grading suites mixing, tweaking, rendering, forking and fiddling to finish our six-year behemoth of a work, Iron Sky.
Finally, in February, the film saw the light of the day at Berlin International Film Festival. It wasn’t a silent, sneaky release – the whole film world was speaking of the weird little film hailing from Finland. Some loved it. Some hated it. Everyone spoke of it. And that’s the kind of film we had set out to do six year earlier. A controversial, dark comedy about Nazis from the Dark Side of the Moon.
Then, at the premiere, in front of almost two thousand cheering spectators we thought the work was done. Little did we know we were about to be dragged to every corner of the world and back during the next nine months. The release tour of Iron Sky started in Berlin, continued to Oslo, Texas, led us through 20 cities across Finland, then off to Zürich, Brussels, Ljubljana, Moscow, Tokyo… List goes on and on, all the way to Hong Kong, where the film was released just few weeks ago. Altogether, Iron Sky was released in almost 50 countries in film theaters, and even more countries it’s coming out on a DVD & BluRay.
So far way over million admissions in theaters, already hundreds of thousands of DVDs sold. After six years of hard work it’s good to see that it was worth it. And for that the biggest thanks goes to…well, you know who.
You were there, all the way from the early moments of the production, through the hard, horrific months of uncertainty, working on the script, trying to get money together, shooting the film, post-production… All that. So, thank you. A lot.
And we are not done yet, no sir. As we speak, we are finishing the Extended Edition of Iron Sky, bringing in nearly 20 minutes of new material. Stay tuned, Extended Edition is coming soon!
The next ventures are taking us even further – we are working on our next film already, which is our first US co-production, a scifi actioner Jeremiah Harm. And then there’s the story of Iron Sky – and that story is not over yet. We have assembled the old team and are starting to develop the story for the sequel and a prequel as well!
So there’s a lot of fun stuff coming from us next year, and we wish to invite you all onboard! But before that, let’s all have a quick break, just few days not worrying about Moon Nazi invasion or intergalactic bounty hunters; spend few days with our families, friends – or just by ourselves, if it’s more to our liking – and have a Happy Holidays, and a fantastic New Year!
and the rest of the Iron Sky team!