Archive for the ‘Travels’ Category

Somehow we’ve ended up traveling the world quite a bit. It’s interesting.

Iron Sky in Cannes 2010 – all over the Interwebz!

May 11th, 2010 by Timo Vuorensola

The Iron Sky team has landed again to Cannes to participate in Festival de Cannes 2010 event. This year, we have an office right down in the center of where it all happens, the Iron Sky Lounge, and most of us live just few blocks away in quite a nice apartment. This year, Cannes had a bit of crap falling on them just before the festivals – the weather was horrible, some huge waves destroyed much of the structures the builders had been putting together on the beach, and the Iceland volcano ash cloud complicated the travel arrangements.

But we’re about to have a blast here. You can follow our doings and wrongdoings here through various Social Media platforms – so keep yer eyes peeled to the Internet!

Our publicist Janos Honkonen will be blogging all the important news also to Beyond the Iron Sky -blog. I will be shooting small videos and posting them to my TwitVid account under the Director’s Diary -title, and you may follow me, Pekka and Janos on Twitter to see how things progress here. We even have our own Venue on FourSquare for Iron Sky Lounge!

We will also shoot some material and put it out as an Iron Sky Signal a bit after the festival is over.

So this is how it begins!

Just to remind you on how last year went, here’s a small compilation from 2009 – and of course, our awesome Iroun Sky Basterds from last year’s Cannes!

Airplane Wreck Diving – Junkers Ju 52

May 5th, 2010 by Janos Honkonen

And now for something completely different. Some 40 km out of the town of Narvik in Norway there is a lake called Hartvigvattnet which the Nazis used as a landing strip in the wintertime. One of their planes, a Junkers Ju 52, now lies in the bottom of the lake. The history of the plane is a bit unclear, but here’s a nice article about it in DYK magazine.

When I and my fiance went for a diving trip to Narvik, there was no way in hell we would miss this – especially when it turned out that the most fun way to reach the wreck is by jumping into a crystal clear river leading to the lake, and drifting down.

Iron Sky Signal #10 – Location Scouting in Germany pt. 1

April 9th, 2010 by Janos Honkonen

A new episode of Iron Sky Signal is online! This time we visit Germany to scout some filming locations. On this first trip we visit a communal farm, some industrial areas and hang around some skyscrapers!

Iron Sky Signal #8 – Fan Meeting in Berlin

February 16th, 2010 by Janos Honkonen

A big chunk of the Iron Sky team is attending this year’s Berlinale film festival. These festivals are about watching films, but also about doing business. From a filmmakers perspective a festival like this is a chance to meet and find funders, distributors, sponsors and so on. Everybody’s clamoring to be noticed and the days are full of meetings with people, who could help with the movie project one way or another. Then, of course, there’s the side that’s more fun: premieres, parties and generally meeting cool people, like movie makers from other countries.

For the Iron Sky team this has been a working trip. In addition to the business side we have done some casting, worked on the script, discussed about the budget and so on, but luckily there has been a bit of time for other stuff as well.

This time we didn’t do any crazy marketing stunts, but got instead a last minute idea about doing a fan meeting. We got the idea on Monday and decided to have the meeting on Saturday – never mind that we didn’t have an idea how to contact our Berlin fans or what would be a good venue to this. Enter the internet and the social media: using our Demand to see Iron Sky -system and the we got in touch with our Berlin fans and found a simply incredible place for the meeting, a club called c-base. In the end about 40-50 fans showed up, which was really great especially on such a short notice!

How did it go? Come join us in the fan meeting in the latest episode of Iron Sky Signal!

Intrigued about c-base? Here’s their own video about the place.

All in all, so far it has been both a very fun and very productive Berlinale for us. We got to meet a nice bunch of our local fans, a lot of grass roots level work for the movie project got done, we were featured in The Hollywood Reporter and the Zombies got to meet cool people and see some quality cinema.

Still a couple of days to go!