Film Fervor: Episode 133 – Iron Sky Franchise with Timo Vuorensola
Today I spoke with Timo Vuorensola about the amazingly popular Iron Sky films as well as the future of the Iron Sky franchise, including the latest Iron Sky 2. I’m a huge fan of the franchise, it’s a world-wide success story that shows the power of independent films. Being able to keep the production in-house and avoid any meddling by studio executives keeps the IP (intellectual property) clean and on message.
So, twenty years after the events of Iron Sky, the former Nazi Moonbase has become the last refuge of mankind. Earth was devastated by a nuclear war, but buried deep under the wasteland lies a power that could save humanity – or destroy it once and for all.
Iron Sky The Coming Race leads our heroes on an adventure into the Hollow Earth, where they must fight the Vril, an ancient shapeshifting reptilian race and their army of dinosaurs.
Timo and I talk about the Iron Sky franchise and how to really get it started. He’s an expert in crowdfunding in my opinion, having successfully raised millions of dollars through that method and has built an entire army of devoted fans and followers. The advice he gives in crowdfunding, in general, is worth its weight in gold to those looking to follow in his footsteps and try to build their own universe and empire.
Even if you’re not a fan of the film story (why wouldn’t you be? There’s Dinosaur’s, Nazi’s, and Space Battles) you should look into the franchise as a whole and how to succeed in the film business on your own. Make no mistake, we are all in the film business weather you want to make money at this or not, and Iron Sky as a case study is a great place to learn how to make it happen.
Iron Sky The Coming Race is a dark science fiction comedy inspired by conspiracy theories. It is a sequel to the 2012 cult hit Iron Sky and will include both new and familiar characters. It will be directed by Timo Vuorensola and will feature musical score composed by Laibach. The film is produced by Iron Sky Universe, and co-produced by 27 Films Production and Potemkino.
Iron Sky The Coming Race film is written and produced together with the audience making the production process and the outcome one of a kind. The filming of Iron Sky The Coming Race started in October 2015 in Belgium with an international cast & crew. The release is scheduled for 2017.