Iron Sky supporters pledge 500,000 euros
Sci-fi feature Iron Sky has raised €500,000 ($662,384) in crowd-sourced funding as it prepares to release the film early next year.
It is likely to be the highest crowd-sourced amount ever raised through by an Australian co-production or screen project.
“This is amazing and seems to be only the beginning”, said producer Tero Kaukomaa in a statement.
“It’s not only the money, these people have been very active in helping us producing and marketing the film in so many ways. If we were to count the value of all these contributions, we are already talking about several millions here!”
The film, starring Udo Kier and Julia Dietze, takes place in 2018 when Nazis who fled to the dark side of the moon in 1945 return to claim the earth as their own.
The €7.5 million Finnish-German-Australian co-production raised funding from fans via the Wreckamovie online platform, allowing people to submit ideas for the movie, share information about the film, or buy merchandise.
Iron Sky director Timo Vuorensola plans to release regular video updates for the last five months of the production to garner more support.
Iron Sky is released on April 4, 2012.