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Get press for Iron Sky teaser

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Created atMay 06, 2008
Created byJohn Buckman
ClosedAugust 13, 2008
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Closing Note

Everybody! Iron Sky teaser was a huge success on the Internet and internationally on press as well! Your contributions were awesome, thank you so much! We are closing to 1 million views on the teaser on different channels on Internet, so I could very well say: mission accomplished!

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I just spent the past few hours writing personal emails to all the press people I know, and a few I don't know.

Please think of the sites that you read your news from, find the "contact" button and send them an email about the Iron Sky teaser.

Then, please post a "shot" on this task, saying what web site you posted to, so we can not hit the same site too much.

To make it easier for you to write something, here is an excerpt from my standard message (which I customize for each site, though, depending on what they're interested in)

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I'm involved with a film project called "Iron Sky", which released a 2 1/2 minute teaser today:

"In 1945 the Nazis fled to the moon. It's 2018, and now they're coming back"
http://www.ironsky.net/

What makes this interesting is that it's the 2nd film by the people who made "Star Wreck" (http://starwreck.com/), which is the most successful feature-length Internet-distributed film of all time. Star Wreck was made by 3000 people, has been downloaded 8 million times, is under a CC by-nd-nc license, and made good money both through DVD sales, and through an eventual deal with Universal.
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Here's the list of web sites that I've contacted today:

creative commons
kevin maney @ portfolio.com (formerly usa today)
boing boing (accepted!)
dow jones newswire / wall street journal
joi ito blog
cory ondrejka's blog
ars technica
wired news (accepted!)
jon udell (InfoWorld)
slashdot.org (accepted!)
ain't it cool


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Marc Wirbeleit July 01, 2008 11:35 0 Thumb-ups
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Mention in "beef", Germany's creative magazine

I've included Iron Sky in an article about everything that's free in the current issue of beef - every issue of the magazine has a different topic, and the current one is money. I've attached a png clipping.

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Micah July 06, 2008 18:00 Flag

Neat-o!

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Luca Oleastri June 03, 2008 16:01 0 Thumb-ups
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fantascienza.com

Is a late news but on 17 May 2008 the most important science fiction portal in Italy (it appear also in the Italian Google news list as information feeder) cover Iron Sky putting also in the news the teaser from YouTube.
See the link at:
http://www.fantascienza.com/magazine/notizie/10848/
The Fantascienza.com Iron Sky cover resound on the italian web so many blogs and websites report the news too... :)

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Angela R. June 05, 2008 11:19 Flag

Ciao Luca, just wanted to say I already posted that below. :P I had sent an email to them (amongst others) at the time of the release, trying to promote Iron Sky... :)

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John Buckman May 24, 2008 06:26 Production Leader 0 Thumb-ups
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Creative Commons Blog

http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/8315

The Creative Commons Blog covered the Iron Sky teaser today.

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Hope Bryant May 29, 2008 03:47 Flag

That is way so awesome. :) I was just out that way researching the CC liscenses and didn't see it. I'll have to go check again.

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Yvon Hawke May 30, 2008 17:05 0 Thumb-ups
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M-CGI & FSF

I've posted blurbs to the M-CGI and FSF sites to get the word out about the teaser and the film. I'll be finding contact information of my local news station and getting in touch with them soon and see if they can do a quick spot about the film.

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Martti "Masa" Rikkonen May 07, 2008 08:08 0 Thumb-ups
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Is there a mistake?

Was there really 3000 people who made StarWreck?

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Timo-Heikki Mäkelä May 28, 2008 11:40 Flag

That figure does sound exaggerative, indeed, considering the number of registered members at the forums.

Total members 1707 (today)

Even many of those have been just spam bots or joined much later. Of course, not everyone involved has registered either.

I myself don't care which number the team is rolling out, but rather using even such a more moderate figure would sound more truthful.

Atte Joutsen May 22, 2008 13:35 Flag

There were 300 people in the film's end credits. Those are the ones who concretely contributed (made models, acted, built props, lent equipment, donated funds, arranged on-location filming etc.) to getting the film finished.

John is talking about the whole star wreck community in IRC and in our message board which gave in addition to concrete contributions also ideas, tips, comments, moral support etc. The total amount of people in that community is about 3000 people.

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Angela R. May 09, 2008 07:57 0 Thumb-ups
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Translations and Print Magazines?

Can I translate the text and submit it to my contacts working for magazines in Italy, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands? They do not have an international coverage... but every drop together makes the ocean? Eventually if necessary I can translate whole articles or find someone to do it more professionally....

Also I know people working for Star Trek fanzines who would probably be very happy to publish an extended article (well ok, one page or two I think) on Star Wrek with mention to Iron Sky. Also good? :)

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Tuomas Kaikkonen May 25, 2008 22:32 Flag

Here is automatic translation from the Italian fanzine website to English (thanks to translate.google.com):

http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fantascienza.com%2Fmagazine%2Fnotizie%2F10848%2F&hl=en&ie=UTF8&sl=it&tl=en

The translate.google.com has many languages, including Finnish, as option to translate from or to. However, most of the automatic translations are really clumsy. If you use automatic translators, you may need to fine tune the output by yourself.

Tuomas

Angela R. May 19, 2008 07:09 Flag

Even nicer, that one article seems to have generated several others (with links and extracts) across the Italian-speaking web. Vittoria! :D Print articles still coming up...

Angela R. May 19, 2008 06:48 Flag

The Italian sci-fi website fantascienza.com answered to my email on May 14 thanking for the info but also adding that that they already were aware of the very interesting project and planning to eventually write an article...which they finally published last Saturday: http://www.fantascienza.com/magazine/notizie/10848/

Wayne Borean May 12, 2008 01:20 Flag

Where to start, where to start.

1) Do you have anyone who will be attending the World Science Fiction Convention?
http://www.worldcon.org/ - main site
http://www.denvention3.org/ - 2008 con is in Denver, CO, USA

2) I won't be doing Worldcon, but I am a filker, and in contact with a lot of other filkers, and will pass the word on some mailing lists.

3) Contacting Forry Ackerman would be a good idea. Forry is still editing at least one magazine, and he's a big fan of science fiction film. I don't have contact details for him, but there's a fair bit of information on his wikipedia entry:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forry_Ackerman

Wayne

Stephen Lee May 10, 2008 15:59 Flag

So Sweet Angela!! Really Great!

Jarmo Puskala May 09, 2008 12:47 Flag

Translating our texts is a-ok and very much appreciated. I think the best text to start with is the press release, you can fin it here: http://www.ironsky.net/site/?p=27

Jani Salomaa May 09, 2008 10:46 Flag

Why don't you translate the official press release or the main parts of it (http://www.ironsky.net/site/?p=28), and then add a short introductory letter.

I thought Johannes Kääpä's intro letter to the editor of Chud.com was excellent and got the story published (http://tinyurl.com/4pb37m). Maybe you can use that as a reference.

Great to have you on board, Angela! Language skills is one of many things in which collaborative film making really shines (see Star Wreck subtitles!).

Atte Joutsen May 09, 2008 10:34 Flag

Timo, the director, has plenty of material both for Star Wreck and Iron Sky articles. You can email him (timo.vuorensola@starwreck.com) for getting some of that material.

Angela R. May 09, 2008 09:03 Flag

I could not wait so I sent some info in Italian to my contact at hachette.it ...they asked direct contact info so I gave them a link to the Energia site. If someone calls from Italy let me know! ;)

Angela R. May 09, 2008 08:08 Flag

Ok the Dutch Trekkie club is willing to consider the article for their magazine if I can submit it in a word document (written in Dutch) together with piccies. Do I get some draft to translate from you guys or did I just get myself into trouble and gotta write it myself now? ;)

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Tuomas Kaikkonen May 28, 2008 10:07 Flag

Got a positive email response:

rom Timothy Rhys <tim@moviemaker.com>
to Tuomas Kaikkonen <tuomaskk@gmail.com>
date Wed, May 28, 2008 at 3:07 AM
subject Re: Iron Sky movie project from the creators of Star Wreck movies

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Thanks, Tuomas, I'll bring this up to our editor.
Tim

Timothy E. Rhys
Publisher/Editor-in-Chief
MovieMaker Magazine
³The World¹s Best-Selling Independent Movie Magazine²
174 Fifth Avenue, Suite 300
New York, NY 10010
www.moviemaker.com

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Tuomas Kaikkonen May 28, 2008 09:31 Flag

Also contacted the Portland Mercury.

http://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/Page?oid=21506

Tuomas

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Michael Kommant May 27, 2008 20:59 0 Thumb-ups
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Der Spiegel

just informed/reminded germans most important newsmagazine "Der Spiegel" using contact form on www.spiegel.de

M.

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david fraile laossa May 14, 2008 14:38 0 Thumb-ups
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more spanish help

Hi, I talk to the director of Cinemanía, a spanish movie magazine, about the movie, the teaser and the web. I hope that their include it in the next issue (june).

david

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Jedediah Walls May 16, 2008 04:09 Flag

www.blackspotnews.com

Still in alpha, but I'm sure the guys who run this can promote the heck out of you.