16th January 2019, Tennispalatsi, Helsinki, Finland
Seven years passed before the sequel to the Finnish Science Fiction satire “Iron Sky” finally arrived at the big screen “Iron Sky – The Coming Race” cost 3x more than part 1, about 20 Mio Euro, and became the most expensive Finnish movie so far. About half a million came from crowd funding; fans could buy some screen time in minor roles which quite some actually did. “The Coming Race” made a fuzz before, for all the wrong reasons. In September 2017 five former visual effect crew members for the “Nazis on the Moon” filed suit against the Iron Sky producers, claiming copyright infringement of their work. In May 2018, the court resolved the case in favor of Iron Sky Universe.
Everybody who wants to know the details about this and the whole production and filming process incl. lotsa exclusive photos can fetch the book “IRON SKY THE COMING RACE – Sensuroimaton syntytarina” (IRON SKY THE COMING RACE – the uncensored creation story) by Annika Vuorensola. At the moment only the Finnish version is available but an edition in English is already on the way to be released.
Introducing this book was also part of the press conference before the premiere event – here from left Udo Kier, Julia Dietze, Kit Dale, Vladimir Burlakov, Annika Vuorensola, Stephanie Paul and producer Tero Kaukomaa, kneeling: director Timo Vuorensola.
I really tried to find all the cast in their gala outfits on the red carpet, especially Lara Rossi (playing Obi), but it was only shortly before the screening that I spotted her …
The reason, well, just watch this clip below – about 2000 people on three floors and there were several screening rooms – that’s the situation right after doors opened:
Many fans used this occasion for cosplay, and just as an example I randomly picked a group – which to my surprise turned out to be fellow Austrians!! They had traveled from Linz to attend the premiere, that’s what I call dedication! Hope u enjoyed the movie as much as I did!
Naturally there was a slight delay for the official opening ceremony – here a happy producer speaking next to an equally happy director:
The speeches were probably longer than planned too, because there were so many people who deserved thanks and applause – all the fans of course and their support for the creation of this movie. The company Iron Sky Universe belongs besides Tero Kaukomaa and Timo Vuorensola also to about 500 shareholders from more than 30 nations. And so many were directly involved into the making of this movie, partly behind and in front of the camera – the photo shows only those who happened to attended the screening in this room:
The official IRON SKY Website features more photos and other impressions of this premiere and the after show party incl. Karaoke – besides merchandise etc.
Find the MOVIE REVIEW HERE – and more is coming up, namely VIDEO INTERVIEWS with Timo Vuorensola, Julia Dietze and Udo Kier.
Details about the production team:
Director: Timo Vuorensola
Script: Dalan Musson
Producers: Tero Kaukomaa, Oliver Damian, Peter De Maegd, Tom Hameeuw
Setdesign: Florian Kaposi
Camera: Mika Orasmaa
Editing: Joona Louhivuori, Tom Hameeuw
Music: Laibach, Tuomas Kantelinen
Visual Effects: Pixomondo, Germany
Sound: Martin Frühmorgen
SFX-Mask: Martin Kleist
Costumes: Charlotte Willems, Margarether Przywara, Frank Bohn
Production: Iron Sky Universe, 27 Films Production, Potemkino
Distribution (North EU) and sales: SF Studios, Scoundrel Media
photos and videos: Klaudia Weber