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The first (almost) 5 minutes of Iron Sky!

March 18th, 2012 by Timo Vuorensola

Releasing the first five minutes has been quite a long process that the Sneak Peek supporters have been following from late 2010 on. We’ve been releasing new iterations of the first five minutes (almost) monthly over at Sneak Peek, starting with script, moving on to storyboards, early animatics, first green screen footage and eventually ending up with the finished material now viewable everywhere. Since it sort of got out to the Internet, I think it’s about time for us to release it “officially” – so here we go, the first (almost) five minutes of Iron Sky.

If you want to follow up how we ended up with the finished material, whether out of interest or to study the process, all you need to do is head over to Sneak Peek and follow back to mid November when we begun the process. Sneak Peek has always been a form of support for us – ‘Peekers can decide how much they pay for the access, starting with 1€, and they’ll get access to the Sneak Peek area of Iron Sky pages. There, we’ve released almost monthly a new revision of the first five minutes, but in addition to this, we’ve used it as a test bed for several projects we’ve planned releasing. The first version of our trailer was bombed down by the Sneak Peekers, thank god, and we never released it (rather used the comments for good and re-vamped the trailer to what it ended up being now, and it was good, because so far we’ve reached a staggering 7 million views with it, more than trailers of Battleship and Spider-Man, and other 100+ million Hollywood juggernauts!), the Sneak Peekers got to decided which poster we went forward with, and helped us a lot during the production of the film, not only financially (and to be honest, it wasn’t there for money, the entrance fee being so small, but it was rather a gate so that only those who *really* care enough to dig out their credit card and pay even just one euro, got in – in that way we were able to keep it for HC followers only), but also artistically and marketing-wise.

Our initial idea when we started Sneak Peek was to release the first five minutes at one point, and – well, now is as good time as any. Hope you enjoyed it! And great big thanks to all the Sneak Peekers who’ve been with us along these years, hope you’ve had as much fun as we’ve had.

Iron Sky‘s release is nearing! It’s hitting theaters 4.4. in Finland and during April in many places around the world (more info here)! We’ve been screening the film in Berlin, Norway and Texas, USA, and the feedback has been absolutely awesome. We’ve had great reviews (Mark Kermode, Screen International, Wired to mention a few) and the audience loves the film. Right now we are doing a big tour around Finland (20 cities!), the ultimate bad-ass huge international gala premiere of Iron Sky is on 26.3. in the home town of Iron Sky, Tampere, Finland, topped with Laibach show, and then we’ll go to Germany, UK, Sweden, Denmark, Australia… giving the film a grand and glorious final push!

For Finnish audience, you can head over to Finnkino’s site and get your tickets for the 4.4. opening here!

Iron Sky Sneak Peek – Issue #1 of the Iron Sky comic!

September 30th, 2011 by Jarmo Puskala

This month we have something totally different on Sneak Peek. We have been talking about the Iron Sky comic books which are coming out very soon. To thank you for your continuing support, we have decided to give Sneak Peekers the three Iron Sky comics for free, starting with the preview of the first issue: Bad Moon Rising.

Iron Sky Sneak Peek is our fan service where subscribers will get to see how the first five minutes of Iron Sky are being made, starting from the idea and progressing month by month to the final movie. You decide what you want to pay for Sneak Peek, starting from 1 euro with the average being a bit over 3 euros.

For now you can read the comic preview in your browser, but in the near future we will publish it in digital comic stores, and we are looking for ways to publish it in paper form also in different regions. So, if you want your own copy of the comic, stay tuned!

So, head over to Sneak Peek for issue #1 of the Iron Sky comic, Bad Moon Rising – written by Mikko Rautalahti of Alan Wake fame and illustrated by Gerry Kissel!

CGI Friday – New Iron Sky Signal & Sneak Peek!

September 2nd, 2011 by Janos Honkonen

Hello! If you are into CGI, this will be an interesting day for you, since you will get two in depth peeks into the Iron Sky visual effects. First of all we have just released a new Iron Sky Signal, which is about the guys in Energia Productions cranking out the Iron Sky visual effects – more or less 24/7!

We have also – finally – released the next installment of Iron Sky Sneak Peek, our fan service where the subscribers will get to see how the first five minutes of Iron Sky are being made, starting from the idea and progressing month by month to the final movie. This time you’ll see the second CGI previz of the Moon sequence, where some parts of the CGI are already starting to resemble the end result. If you are not already following the Sneak Peek, now it’s a great time to start – every cent from the subscriptions goes into making the film!

Iron Sky Sneak Peek #10 – The Second CGI Previz

Thanks again for following us and for the support!

Iron Sky Sneak Peek – See the Storyboards

January 17th, 2011 by Jarmo Puskala


This month those of you subscribing to the Iron Sky sneak peek get to take a look at the storyboards for the first scene. If you haven’t subscribed yet now is a good time to do so. It’s only 1 euro – or you can pay what you want (the average is actually almost 7 euros!).

Anyway, long story short. Click here to see the storyboards created by Anssi Rauhala and Jussi Lehtiniemi.

Take a sneak peek at the storyboards for the first scene

p.s. Some of the storyboard images are actually screenshots from a simple 3D animation. They’re called animatics and we use them to plan out the more complex scenes. You’ll get a look at them in sneak peek as well.