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147 Days To Go: Iron Sky According To Udo Kier

November 9th, 2011 by Timo Vuorensola

I traveled from Melbourne to Los Angeles, which was quite a heavy trip indeed. Riding with Air China Southern first from Melbourne to China (9,5h), and from there to LA (13h), including 3,5h stopover and 3 hours in immigration… Arriving to our joint I felt like I was driven over by a panzerwagon… Anyway, now that I’m here, I’ve been recovering from the time difference, had some meetings and has been doing ADR with Udo Kier. Udo was also kind enough to invite me over to the premiere of Melancholia, a film which I absolutely adored and was completely blown off by it’s excellency, and I even got to meet quickly with lovely Kirsten Dunst <3

Here's one quite a hefty Director's Diary from my great day doing ADR with Udo, where he shares his own view on the story of Iron Sky, and even comes up with quite a good opening for the sequel!

This episode music was provided by a great goth synth pop band from Sweden called Trocadero Strike Force - and they have shared their EP – awesomely named as “Awesome In A Box” – for free on their website. Check them out here!

Also, special thanks to Janne Tamminen for helping me out with the kamerawerks.

152 Days To Go: Chris Up Close

November 4th, 2011 by Timo Vuorensola

One of the biggest and the most challenging roles in the film is the one of Washington, played by Christoper Kirby. His character is an American “astronaut” of sorts that gets in big trouble with the Moon Nazis, and his story is one of the biggest and freakiest in the film. Chris is not the son of yesterday’s grouse, as we in Finland say. I know it doesn’t make any sense, and it really doesn’t, but it means that he’s been around for quite a while, and done some quite impressive films and TV in his career. Chris started out in an episode of Quantum Leap (so he knows the great Scott Bakula!!), and after that he’s been working on shows like Flipper and Beastmaster, and in films he’s done roles in Matrix Revolutions, Daybreakers, and Star Wars: Episode III, and his upcoming movie called Movie 43 seems to be quite an interesting one. So he’s an experienced, very talented actor who was willing to go all the way to hell and back for this film, and he quite literally did.

In this episode of Director’s Diary, which I shot after a full 10-hour ADR day, consisting of around 100 loops which is A MASSIVE AMOUNT, I’m having a chat with Chris about his thoughts on the film.

This time, the music for this is provided by an artist called Max Farnea, and his song Contro Il Mondo, from the album Drop Paths. Check it out, it’s available for free here! And you can listen to it straight away, here:

Iron Sky Shoot, Day 27: An ode to Udo

January 27th, 2011 by Timo Vuorensola

Monday – the first shooting day of the third week of the Iron Sky Australia shoot. Feeling groggy, muggy and a complete wreck of a human being in the morning we dragged our asses to the car and headed for the studio. We had two new sets built for us, but it was also the last shooting day for Udo Kier – so we had to rush through a bunch of material we still had left for him. The Führer’s office was one beautiful set, but even greater was the Machine Room, where we spent total two days filming in. And after the day, we said farewell to Udo and his awesome characterization of Wolfgang, the Führer of the Moon Base.

Working with Udo was in so many ways a privilege and a pleasure. He’s an intelligent, experienced and charismatic gentleman, who’s owning the set the moment he enters the room. He’s also always willing to bring a bit extra to the scene with small gestures – as Udo says, it’s not the dialogue or the big performances that really create the character, but the little things the character does. Those little things bring the character alive, and clear the room for the larger-than-life performances. And most importantly, he’s a really, really funny guy. He understands the subtle levels of comedy, and knows the basic fact that in comedy usually less is more. I’m quite confident his portrayal of the Führer will be unique.

I certainly hope I have a chance to work with Udo again sometime in the future.

Europa (Photo by Tarja Jakunaho)

Iron Sky Signal #15 – Fan Questions for Iron Sky Actors

October 8th, 2010 by Janos Honkonen

You may remember that the main cast of Iron Sky – Julia Dietze, Christopher Kirby and Götz Otto – visited Finland last month for a few day rehearsal retreat in middle of the Finnish countryside. While they were here, we asked our fans and followers in Facebook for some questions we could ask from the actors – and here are the answers!

As Timo wrote in his previous blog post, everybody is starting to realize that damn, there are only precious few weeks before we start to shoot this project! This is exciting time here in Blind Spot Pictures and Energia.