SpaceNazis Must Be Stopped!

You’ve probably at least heard of Star Wreck – a parody that launched Energia Productions into the public eye beyond internet stardom. Now from the same creative team comes a new production. If you, refined reader, like Doctor Strangelove and maybe Spaceballs, prepare to dig Iron Sky.

Towards the end of World War II the staff of SS officer Hans Kammler made a significant breakthrough in anti-gravity.

From a secret base built in the Antarctic, the first Nazi spaceships were launched in late ‘45 to found the military base Schwarze Sonne (Black Sun) on the dark side of the Moon. This base was to build a powerful invasion fleet and return to take over the Earth once the time was right.

Now it’s 2018, the Nazi invasion is on its way and the world is goose-stepping towards its doom.

What’s particularly inspiring about Iron Sky is the way it’s being created. To start, just look at this crew list! In an effort of what director Timo Vuorensola is calling “collaborative filmmaking” the project is semi-automated, gathering large numbers of volunteers and acquiring financing through Wreck-A-Movie intends to “blend the Internet and the film industry together by unleashing the creative potential of Internet communities, and changing the whole chain of filmmaking”. Yes! This here, peeps, is someone using the Web’s power for good, someone Doing It Right.

The footage in the gorgeous teaser below isn’t from the film, more of a taste of what’s in store. If you like what you see you can help bring this film to life by joining the production, buying War Bonds or submitting your resumé, here.

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[thank you, Kate!]

7 Responses to “SpaceNazis Must Be Stopped!”

  1. Alice Says:

    “LOL wut” is the only appropriate response I can come up with…oh, well…

  2. Sebastian Says:

    The first thing this made me think of was this old PLIF strip, .

    I’m not sure whether, objectively, Space Nazis or Space Centurions are cooler.

  3. groonk Says:

    yeah, i’ve not seen their other projects but this one has my attention.


  4. Nadya Says:

    I’d been seeing that trailer for a while, and it has me interested. I hope that they succeed in making this. I like how they placed Dr. Steel and Laibach next to each other on the film’s MySpace top friends. Kinda like that… other project I think you might know of. ;)

  5. Jani Says:

    I am really waiting for this movie.
    Production team lives in my city, Tampere, Finland and I have been very disappointed after I have read that City of Tampere does not give them support they would need and want.

    For example city doesn’t do anything to supply them with space to build blue-screen studio… Well, maybe city council doesn’t know what good could come back to the city with high-end movie production.

    Also this will mean, that they can’t probably film as much of the movie in Tampere that they would liked to…

    Just random thoughts because subject was so close to me.. :)

  6. steveburnett Says:

    Reminds me of the Swarm of Angels Internet movie project, at least loosely.

  7. Zoetica Says:

    Jani – thanks for commenting! That’s certainly disheartening and I hope that they’ll be able to get a bit more local support.

    Steve, yep! It’ll be interesting to see where all this takes filmmaking in a few years.