Iron Sky to premiere at Berlin International Film Festival

27 January, 2012 by Brendan Swift

Comedy sci-fi feature Iron Sky has been selected in the Panorama Special section of next month's Berlin International Film Festival.

The film, about Nazis who fled to the Moon in 1945 before returning to claim the Earth in 2018, marks the first Australian-Finnish-German co-production.


Australian producer Cathy Overett said: “We are incredibly excited that Iron Sky has been selected for Berlin. It is recognition of the incredible vision and tenacity of our director Timo Vuorensola and of the importance international co-productions play in the Australian film industry.”

The film has relied on an innovative financing structure which included crowd-funding during production. It is still raising finance after facing blizzards in Germany and floods in Queensland during production.

"The adverse weather conditions mean we are still raising some extra funds to finish and deliver the film, so it’s still not too late for our Australian fans to support the film. All they have to do is get in touch with us via our website,” producer Mark Overett said.

Iron Sky is produced by Blind Spot Pictures (Finland), 27 Films Production (Germany) and New Holland Pictures (Australia). New Holland Pictures previously produced local drama Unfinished Sky and New Zealand comedy Separation City.

Iron Sky will premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 11. The film will be released in Australia and New Zealand later this year by Hoyts Distribution.

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