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Iron Sky marketing mistaken for news. Moon Nazis become a frightening reality.

January 18th, 2010 by Jarmo Puskala
Has a Swastika shape been found on the moon?

Has a Swastika shape been found on the moon?

This weekend a new thread was posted on the Internets’ biggest conpiracy website, Above Top Secret. The thread started with a starling claim:

The photos reveal a structure in the Schroedinger crater near the southern lunar polar region; official sources have failed to provide an explanation for it. Scientists are baffled by the discovery, and numerous UFO and conspiracy researchers have interpreted it to prove the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence.

And not only that, looking at the picture there was no change of mistake, the huge structure was shaped like a swastika. It quickly gathered several pages of discussion and soon was one of the most popular topics on the site. By end of sunday over 11,000 people have clicked trough the link to read the news.

It was just the kind of news people browse conspiracy theory forums for, something that would change the world as we know it. And they’d be the first to know. There was just one small problem. The news was published on a newspaper called “The Truth Today“.

The Truth Today paperboy distributes newspapers at the Berlin film festival.

The Truth Today paperboy distributes newspapers at the Berlin film festival.

Yeah, you might remember we gave away The Truth Today at the Berlin and Cannes Film Festivals. After that we also set up a website to archive all the great stories people from Wreckamovie had written. Volunteers are to start updating the Truth Today website with fresh articles soon, but lately the paper has lived a quiet life as we’ve gotten ready to start the production.

Apparently it was all a well-meaning mistake, the original poster hadn’t checked rest of the stories before posting the story on ATS. It didn’t take long before people started pointing out that it’s all just marketing for the film Iron Sky. Still, even on page 6 of the discussion some are still wondering if the picture has been Photoshopped. Some have even been going over Nasa’s employee records to prove there is no Roslyn Villacorta working there!

Honestly, we’re all very flattered by this. I barely had 15 minutes to Photoshop that picture so I’m really happy it stand up to scrutiny!

The story has now been moved from the conspiracy forums to the movie forum, wich is quite an elegant move from the moderators in a situation like this. Hopefully no one feels hoaxed, because we honestly never have tried to pass The Truth Today off as a real newspaper. And quite frankly I never imagined it even could be mistaken for a real news (something many commentators also pointed out).

And remember – don’t believe everything you read. Anywhere.

-Jarmo

The good old days – as seen by Jarmo’s phone.

December 18th, 2009 by Jarmo Puskala

Last week we posted some new pictures from Timo’s phone. This friday we’ll be going to bizarro world and post some old pictures from my phone.

Energia's first christmas party.

Our first Christmas party at our old office. In this pic we can see a very young looking Antti and certain Mr. Lyden who we share the Tampere office with these days.

Slayer cake!

Timo carved “Slayer” on a swiss roll. Why? I have no idea.

Prototype

Prototyping the Raumsturmfuhrer cap.

Juhan Af Grann and Star Wreck

Juhan af Grann and Star Wreck. Met him at a ufo conference where we were asked to give a talk. Me and Antti spent the day there where rest of the team was in Helsinki shooting the Iron Sky teaser. Back then we hadn’t yet publicly admitted we were making a film about space nazis, wich was a shame since Juhan af Grann mentioned the idea of ufos being built by nazis being such a stupid idea he’s not even going to go there.

Script meeting table

We of course took the idea quite seriously and were reading quite a bit about Nazi Germany between the script meetings – if you’re going to make a comedy about something it’s better to know the subject inside out…

Jarmo the Nazi biker

After the Iron Sky teaser was shot and we got the props and clothes back to the office of course I had to try out the Nazi biker costume. Und mein bad german akzent.

Timo goes to space

We had cool things to play with, like this inner cap from a fighter helmet Timo is modeling…

Jarmo goes to space

…and I stuck my head in the actual helmet. It’s easier said and done, since it’s meant to form an airtight seal with the pressure suit.

The helmet is an original Mig-25 fighter pilot’s helmet. Basicly it’s a space suit, since the Mig-25 was designed to reach altitudes around 25 kilometers. It’s also one of the fastest aeroplanes ever built, with a top speed of Mach 3.2 (that’s 3500 km/h or 2,170 mph). Back in it’s day it was considered so awesome that the Hollywood propaganda machine sent Clint Eastwood to steal it’s fictional successor in the film Firefox. Sadly it weas quickly made obsolete by missiles, so these days only couple of third-world airforces operate the plane and there’s even two of them sitting here at the Tampere airport, just rusting away.

Hitler at a flea market

Spotted this painting of Adolf Hitler at a local flea market. Obiously it was tempting, but a bit too expensive at 70e. Also quite frankly I was kind of worried about giving money to someone who would have a painting of Hitler lying around at their house…

Shooting a music video #2

Shooting a music video #3

That year we also shot a music video for White Flame at an abandoned insane asylum near Tampere. The band’s singer is captured by evil totalitarian uniform wearing women from the Moon, played by Swedish girl band Sister Love.

The shoot was fun and the post-production was long, but checking the upper floors of the huge, dark asylum for trespassers at 2am was a very memorable experience. I’ll never watch horror films the same way again.

Shoggoth on the roof

And talking of horror, here’s a Shoggoth on the roof during the 2007 Finncon. Later that night after a “few” more beers Timo tried to eat a log.

That’s all I’ve got, so I guess next we’ll take a look at pictures from Samuli’s phone…

Things we didn’t know about: Iron Sky Erotica.

November 16th, 2009 by Jarmo Puskala
Iron Sky images get appropriated for softcore Nazi porn without our knowledge.

Iron Sky images get appropriated for softcore Nazi porn without our knowledge.

It’s another ordinary Monday at the offices. However we got some unexpected entertainment. While looking for reference images, our concept artist Jussi was kind of surprised when he found his own works being used as backgrounds for softcore Nazi porn. On a site with the catchy title “Goetia Naughty Alien UFO Vril Society Girls“. The site is very NSFW, but if that’s not a problem you can find it here.

More strangely familiar looking occult erotica...

More strangely familiar looking occult erotica...

We had absolutely no idea about this, so as you can imagine we’ve had quite a bit of fun and several “WTF?” moments checking out where our pics had ended up… The site is the work of one Mark Dunn, who has basically Photoshopped a lot of naked or nearly naked girls to pose on the Iron Sky concept art pictures. And written a lot of text in between the pics, ranging from the etymology of the word “Easter” to Adolf Hitler. Why? I have no idea since I didn’t even read half of it, sorry.

Nazi jetpack Playmate?

Hot jetpack Hitler?

It’s not all Iron Sky, there’s a lot of other stuff, like this picture of a Hot Jetpack Hitler Nazi… And suddenly I get a slight shudder at the thought of what kind of Google searches will find this post*.

Anyway, many say that a porn parody is the highest form of compliment. However Mark does seem to be very serious about all this, especially copyright:

All © Copyright of Works, Art & Writing Above & Herein belongs to the Creator of this humble Web-Site, Artist and Author Mark Dunn, whose Magickal-Persona of Artistic Pseudonym among many being Faustus Crow.

He’s also added a big “copyright by” watermark into every picture. So Mark, if you’re reading this. We don’t really mind Photoshops of half-nekkid women. Actually, if I were to hold a vote here at the office they would turn out to be quite popular. However, it’s a bit unfair to use pictures from another artist and then claim copyright on them.

Don’t get me wrong, whatever the copyright law says, it’s not our business what you do with your spare time, if Photoshopping Nazi erotica rocks your boat then go for it. We’re just saying you shouldn’t claim credit for work you didn’t do. Also, if you use Iron Sky stuff making occult erotica, don’t credit us either.

*Speaking of Google searches, the scariest search we’ve spotted in our logs was “i want to by man eating plankton” [sic].

Dead Snow Zombie Walk in Helsinki 28.10.!

October 17th, 2009 by Timo Vuorensola

When there’s no more room in hell, the dead shall walk the Hellsinki.

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The Norwegian Nazi Zombies are finally crawling to Finland, and what better way to hail their excellency than throw in a proper Zombie Walk! In collaboration with Night Visions and Zombiewalk Helsinki, and my blog Zombie Room is proud to invite all you freaks to join the Zombie Walk from Helsinki Railway Station to Maxim movie theater, and then watch the greatest nazi zombie film ever - Dead Snow.

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Well, it’s simple – Dead Snow Zombies are deceased soldiers and wear military – you know what I mean. Now add some blood, guts and gore and you’re all set. Then show up at Helsinki Railway Station at 20:00 on Wednesday, October 28th – and be sure to book your ticket for the screening beforehand! The price ain’t bad – 7,5€. You can order them in advance (and you should!) from here.

And remember to RSVP to the Facebook event here!

    Competition

There’s also a competition here! The Night Visions organizers will pick the most rotten zombie corpse among all of the Zombie Walkers and hand out some cool prices.

Oh, how about the film? Yeah, we’ve seen it – we were actually among the first ~15 people who saw the film – and you can check out a review for the film from here.

TL;DR: Fucking awesome.

Here’s the trailer:

Here are some photos from the movie for inspiration:

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For more info visit the official site www.nightvisions.info
Check out also the Helsinki Zombiewalk official site
And here’s Dead Snow official site.

(Via Zombie Room)