Timo Vuorensola is a Finnish film director and actor who’s also responsible for the campy Star Wreck movies and Iron Sky – a comical science fiction film stretched to the limit in politically incorrect themes and outrageous plotlines all wrapped up in an impressive FX-laden shootout. The antagonist? Space Nazis. Pretty much that’s all you need to know. The plotline and trailer will fill in the blanks.
In the latest edition of the Radical Insider, I get a chance to chat with the director about the challenges between working with a crowdsourced budget versus the traditional means of distribution like Warner Bros. It’s a stark and in-depth look at the challenges of making large scale movie with a production crew working 24/7. We also talk about the business side of movies quite a bit and delve into the political hurdles that many filmmakers commonly experience in traditional distribution.
Vuorensolaalso talks often about how being as a good businessman is as important as the filmmaking itself as well as fine line that blurrs between the two. Vuorensola presents some interesting new ways where social networks, crowdfunding and a little ingenuity can go a long way in creating the final product the director could be proud of.
This episode is probably one of the most insightful interviews I’ve had regarding the process of filmmaking and for those wanting to reach the point of producing a large scale film, listen in.
Behind The Scenes
Guest: Timo Vuorensola