The trailer for Iron Sky: "Get ready to kick some Nazi arse! Send us your money."
That’s the call-to-action from the trailer for Iron Sky, the new project from Finnish director Timo Vuorensola. The film is similar in tone to his last project Star Wreck — occupying the space somewhere between parody and… well, I’m not sure what. The plot of Iron Sky? “In 1945 the Nazis went to the Moon – and in 2018 they are coming back!”
I’m not just posting this because I sat on a panel with Timo once — he’s a character — but I find his collaborative filmmaking site Wreckamovie to be an interesting (and apparently successful) concept. He’s explained it thusly:
Collaboration works so that each production has its own production leader, a person – maybe director, or producers – who sets up tasks that are required in the production of the film, and the community takes part in those tasks, gives their suggestions and collaborates with each other to create what the producer has asked for. The final cut still stays in the hands of the production team/director.
Here’s the Iron Sky trailer, which they’re using to try to raise the remaining 15% of the film’s $8.2 million (!) budget.
I suppose if you’re Nazis living in space for 75 years, you might as well build your space station in the shape of a swastika. What else are you going to do, right?