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DVDs coming to pre-order in Finland

Posted September 13, 2010 by Tianyi Pan 2 Thumb-ups 

The DVD disc of Miika Ullakko's independent hit What Became of Us has just "gone gold" and into the production, slated to be released on 24th September.

The pre-orders for the DVD began 1st September at the filmmakers' own online store at http://store.mistyfriday.com and the sales have been rapid. In the first three days of pre-orders the sales exceeded the number of discs the filmmakers' previous movie, Graffiti Within, sold in its three first years, before the title was eventually acquired by a commercial distributor.

At the moment, payment methods are only limited to Finnish systems, although the disc already carries multiple subtitle languages, including English, Swedish, French and Chinese.

"We're always open for new cooperation ideas and distribution deals, and we actually have some other cool things going on that we're going to disclose soon," said Tianyi Pan, the producer of the film.

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(null) September 13, 2010 11:29 Flag

Can't wait... :D

Seriously, this is one of the most entertaining Finnish dramas I've ever seen, it's good without being pretentious. Don't read the plot synopses, just see the film and let the story unfold, it's very cleverly constructed.

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The first ever Wreckamovie film to be nominated for a Finnish "Oscar"

Posted December 22, 2009 by Tianyi Pan 2 Thumb-ups 

An Independently produced feature film Mitä meistä tuli (What Became of Us) has made it to the audience award section at the Jussi Gala - the Finnish equivalent of the Academy Awards aka. the Oscar Awards.

You can now vote us at http://www.nelonen.fi/ohjelmat/jussi-gaala-2010/jussi-yleis%C3%B6%C3%A4%C3%A4nestys

Browse our film from the list (Finnish name: Mitä meistä tuli) and vote, you'll get a chance to win movie tickets!

Voting time ends 29th January 2010.

We thank you for your support, Wreckamovie. Keep on wreckin'!

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Daniel Saarimäki December 22, 2009 10:31 Flag

I woted you. Good luck!

Peter Vesterbacka December 22, 2009 10:30 Flag

Great stuff! I already voted for you guys, let's hope you win!

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Two Awards and a Distribution Deal

Posted November 10, 2009 by Tianyi Pan 2 Thumb-ups 

Hey guys and gals of Wreckamovie,

It's been hectic these last few days, as so many things have happened. But we have some GREAT news for you!

Our film, What Became of Us, has now won at two film festivals. Last weekend we got awarded Best European Feature at the International Film Festival South Africa. Earlier this fall the film won the Best Feature audience award at C&CIFF, France.

The good news don't end here. We managed to get a distribution deal with the biggest cinema chain in Finland, Finnkino. They agreed to screen our film starting from 11th December in Kinopalatsi, Helsinki.

None of this could've happened without your support. We really appreciate all the effort you've done for us. Please, keep spreading the word of mouth about us and usher your friends to come see the film!

Love,
The team

Comments

Etheri Kakulia November 23, 2009 23:25 Flag

Congrats! Happy for you, guys!

Dain Binder November 15, 2009 06:16 Flag

Congratulations! This is wonderful news, I know the film will keep spreading as more and more people see it.

Peter Vesterbacka November 10, 2009 13:59 Flag

Well deserved! Great job! I'm sure there's more to come!

Jani Salomaa November 10, 2009 10:54 Flag

Fantastic news!!! Yeah!

I hope a ton of people see it at Kinopalatsi, so that Finnkino spreads the film nationwide. In January and February there's usually nothing coming from Hollywood, so you might have a chance there.

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New website and the DEMAND possibility

Posted October 23, 2009 by Tianyi Pan 0 Thumb-ups 

Dear wreckers, especially the ones not speaking Finnish ;)

Along with the site redesign we've finally launched a long-requested English version. We've even got a whole another domain name for that, so please visit www.whatbecameofus.com and tell us what you feel about it.

On a related note, we've now added the DEMAND button on our website. We hope to become the next Paranormal Activity of Finland (and why not the whole world?), so if you want to see your film in a cinema near you, just go and hit that DEMAND button.

Cheers!

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Aftermath from the premiere

Posted October 04, 2009 by Tianyi Pan 0 Thumb-ups 

Dear fellow Wreckers, check out what Essi and Timo thought about our film after its premiere:

"First off you should know that What Became of Us is a no-budget movie that is completely independently made. There is no distributor, no professional actors or even professional film makers involved. Regardless of this What Became of Us is one the best Finnish movies I have seen in years. It is not even in comparison to most of the so-called professional films that are produced in Finland each year. And do you know why? The answer is simple; the movie actually manages to move, make you laugh and surprise you. This is unfortunately more than I can say about most Finnish movies."

Read the whole text at: http://blog.starwreck.com/2009/10/03/what-became-of-us-the-attack-of-the-amateurs/

Comments

Tianyi Pan October 05, 2009 07:14 Flag

Great idea. Actually, we'll just try to channel folk to join our Facebook fanpage where we will be announcing news. I'll change the text on the front page accordingly. Anyway, the answer to your question is: I dunno. We're still trying to get it to cinemas. A DVD release will surely come, since our previous film got one too and this is even way better than that :)

(null) October 04, 2009 22:05 Flag

I've got to say when I saw the trailer it made me want to see the film. I'll try to see it if I get the chance.

That reminds me, you might want to add a "how do I see this" section to the website's front page as it's not clear where a viewer can go to see it. Is it just showing at festivals, or will there be a cinema and/or DVD release at some point soon?

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