Star Wreck Studios Goes From Mom’s Basement To Universal Studios



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When filmmakers in Tampere, Finland decided they wanted to make a movie in their friend’s basement, little did they know that it would become worldwide phenomena available in 30 languages, with Hollywood quality special effects, that Universal would eventually buy the rights to. Fat chance. Well, it happened. A movie with no real actors, no real budget, that took seven years to film became an online sensation thanks to the passion of its creators and their somewhat different distribution plan. Most movie makers hope to make it big in Hollywood and earn millions of dollars – you know, the Ben Affleck, Matt Damon business model. Star Wreck Studios took a different approach. And by different I mean that they put it online for free. Through word of mouth and a network of online friends, the movie was downloaded millions of times and gained so much online popularity that Universal came knocking on their door hoping to buy the rights to the movie.



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Spawned from this online Star Wreck revolution came Wreckamovie.com, an online platform that is designed to connect movie actors, translators, graphic designers, producers, and straight up movie lovers in an online collaborative environment so they can be a part of a movie’s production. Wreckamovie.com is described as a social community where film producers can create tasks and ask for the online community’s input. For example, let’s say Star Wreck is missing an Albanian translation. Translators can submit their own subtitles to movie producers, thus building their resume and making them a part of the Star Wreck team. This online social community builds communities around film productions and allows everyone from fans to professionals to get involved with the movie making process. This not only connects the movie making community but it does it cheaper and in a crowd-sourced way that produces the best product possible with the farthest spanning reach possible.



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Their newest flick is called Iron Sky, a movie about Nazis that went to the moon in 1945 and return to Earth in 2018. The movie currently has 1279 collaborators working on production from around the world, but that number is sure to grow. Show them what you got! Join the online collaboration.

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  • Peter

    Love the headline! Thanks for visiting us in Tampere!

    Feel free to visit http://wreckamovie.com at any time, lots of cool productions to check out like Snowblind, Norwegian Ninja, Star Wreck 2pi and many many more.

    Join the wrecking!

  • Kris

    Just to give an example of how Wreckamovie works, Star Wreck 2Pi is one of the WAM films which has just wrapped its shooting and is now entering post-production.

    A bunch of us just took part in its final greenscreen filming sessions and that was REALLY great fun. Personally I’d never done greenscreen before, neither had most of us, but it was just like in real Star Trek, having to dive to the ground when a torpedo strikes the ship etc.

    Here’s some high quality footage of us doing the background characters for use on the bridges of the film’s ships:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-crCxzvtTkQ

    You can get an idea of what the rest of the production was like from my video of the event (I shot this on the spur of the moment using my phone’s camera so apologies for its graininess):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX0gUftPF5U

    Star Wreck 2Pi is being made using very similar methods to the original Star Wreck:ITP film in 2005, and that turned out pretty well:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxD-9PSr8VQ

  • Kris

    Just to give an example of how Wreckamovie works, Star Wreck 2Pi is one of the WAM films which has just wrapped its shooting and is now entering post-production.

    A bunch of us just took part in its final greenscreen filming sessions and that was REALLY great fun. Personally I’d never done greenscreen before, neither had most of us, but it was just like in real Star Trek, having to dive to the ground when a torpedo strikes the ship etc.

    Here’s some high quality footage of us doing the background characters for use on the bridges of the film’s ships:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-crCxzvtTkQ

    You can get an idea of what the rest of the production was like from my video of the event (I shot this on the spur of the moment using my phone’s camera so apologies for its graininess):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX0gUftPF5U

    Star Wreck 2Pi is being made using very similar methods to the original Star Wreck:ITP film in 2005, and that turned out pretty well:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxD-9PSr8VQ

  • Kris

    Just to give an example of how Wreckamovie works, Star Wreck 2Pi is one of the WAM films which has just wrapped its shooting and is now entering post-production.

    A bunch of us just took part in its final greenscreen filming sessions and that was REALLY great fun. Personally I’d never done greenscreen before, neither had most of us, but it was just like in real Star Trek, having to dive to the ground when a torpedo strikes the ship etc.

    Here’s some high quality footage of us doing the background characters for use on the bridges of the film’s ships:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-crCxzvtTkQ

    You can get an idea of what the rest of the production was like from my video of the event (I shot this on the spur of the moment using my phone’s camera so apologies for its graininess):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX0gUftPF5U

    Star Wreck 2Pi is being made using very similar methods to the original Star Wreck:ITP film in 2005, and that turned out pretty well:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxD-9PSr8VQ

  • Peter

    Love the headline! Thanks for visiting us in Tampere!

    Feel free to visit http://wreckamovie.com at any time, lots of cool productions to check out like Snowblind, Norwegian Ninja, Star Wreck 2pi and many many more.

    Join the wrecking!

  • Peter

    Love the headline! Thanks for visiting us in Tampere!

    Feel free to visit http://wreckamovie.com at any time, lots of cool productions to check out like Snowblind, Norwegian Ninja, Star Wreck 2pi and many many more.

    Join the wrecking!