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Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning

Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning was first released on self published online in the summer of 2005. Since then Star Wreck has been release on DVD and shown on TV on countries around the world.

Television distribution

Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning - Imperial Edition has a unique story behind its conception and its worldwide success. Star Wreck has also gained a lot of positive attention because of its high-quality visual effects, hilarious story and badass attitude. The weighted Internet Movie Database rating (as of 27 May 2009) is 7.0/10 with 3,682 votes with the average being 8.0.

To date, Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning has been aired on the following TV channels:

Finland: YLE 2 (national), YLE Teema (national)
Italy: Canal Jimmy (pay TV)
Belgium: Canvas (national)

 We are selling the television rights for the Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning - Imperial Edition package, where by acquiring the local rights you also gain the rights to show our "making of" documentary The Spirit of Star Wreck. Additionally, we can also offer you two other "making of" documentaries and five Star Wreck short films.

If your TV channel is interested in showing Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning - Imperial Edition, please contact us at sales@starwreck.com or give us a call.

DVD distribution

We are looking to expand the Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning - Imperial Edition DVD distribution to different countries worldwide. At the moment, we have DVD distribution deals for the following areas:

Finland (Universal Pictures)
Sweden (Universal Pictures)
Norway (Universal Pictures)
Denmark (Universal Pictures)
Japan (AMG Entertainment)
United Kingdom (Revolver Entertainment)
United States (Revolver Entertainment)

Other areas are available, and we are looking for effective DVD distributors for the available areas.

If you are a DVD distributor and would like to acquire Star Wreck for your catalogue, please contact us at sales@starwreck.com or give us a call.

Star Wreck presentations

If you are organizing an event where you require either a good film to be shown to the audience, or a presentation about digital film production, the Internet as a production and distribution platform for motion pictures, or about Star Wreck in general, feel free to contact us at info@starwreck.com.

The Star Wreck timeline

Here are the major events that have taken place since Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning was released on the 20th of August in 2005.

2005

20 AugStar Wreck: In the Pirkinning premieres in Tampere.

23 Aug–1 Sep – the Wreck on Wings tour in Finland, where the film was shown at four sold-out venues with the bands Roihu and Poets of the Fall joining the release tour.

1 OctStar Wreck: In the Pirkinning is released for free online distribution. The distribution is covered by the Internet service provider Magenta Sites (currently a part of Nebula). (Press release)

4 Oct - The film has been downloaded 400,000 times in the first four days.

5 Oct – Reuters runs a story on Star Wreck, making the film known in the media the world over. (Story on Yahoo!)

22 Nov - Star Wreck reaches 3 million downloads. Media dubs it "the most watched Finnish film ever". (Story on Helsingin Sanomat)

FALL - Russian pirates have trouble translating the name and release an unauthorized DVD under the translated title "Star Accident at the Parking Lot". We are most amused.

9 Dec - Star Wreck receives a cultural achievement award from the Arts Council of Pirkanmaa.

19 Dec – The Star Wreck Store opens its doors in Tampere.

30 Dec - Star Wreck receives a pop culture achievement award from the radio channel YleX.


2006

20 JanStar Wreck: In the Pirkinning shown at the Tromsö International Film Festival in Norway.

28 JanStar Wreck: In the Pirkinning is shown on the Finnish TV channel YLE 2.

2 FebStar Wreck wins a special award from Pelit Magazine, one of the largest gaming magazines in Scandinavia.

4 Feb – The Finnish digital TV channel YLE Teema has a "Star Wreck Saturday", showing all the Star Wreck films, and again on 1 July.

26 Feb – Emperor Pirk is chosen to compete among 40 other contestants in the “most loved Finnish fictional hero” competition by the national TV channel YLE TV1. Pirk finishes fourth in the contest.

8 Mar – Energia Productions launches its website at www.energiaproductions.fi

30 Apr – A crowd of hundreds gathers to listen as Emperor Pirk gives his May Day speech in Tampere.

8 May – Energia Productions Ltd. and Hewlett-Packard conclude an agreement concerning the use of HP workstations.

9 May – Energia’s next film, Iron Sky, is announced. (Press release)

SPRING – American DVD pirates tour scifi conventions selling an illegal (and yet very expensive) copies of Star Wreck - all the while claiming they're working for us and helping to make our next film. This time we are NOT amused. The greedy bastards disappear underground before our call for their heads on a platter are answered.

12 JunStar Wreck is shown on the Italian pay TV channel Jimmy for the first time.

3-6 Aug – The Star Wreck team appear as guests of honour at Assembly 2006, one of the largest computing events in the world.

4 Aug – Energia Productions release their second DVD, Star Wreck: Legacy, a compilation of Star Wreck short films from 1992-1997. (Press release)

11 AugStar Wreck: The Roleplaying Game, written by Mike Pohjola, is released at the roleplaying event Ropecon 2006. (Press release)

20 Aug – Energia announce that their next film, Iron Sky, will be written by award winning author Johanna Sinisalo. (Press release)

16 Sep - Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning is shown on the Belgian TV channel Canvas.

12 Oct - Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning - Imperial Edition is announced. The 2-disc DVD will be distributed in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark by Universal Pictures. (Press release)


2007

29 Sept - Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning - Imperial edition receives a DVD release in Japan. Released by AMG and Medallion Entertainment.


2008

SPRING - Energia is busy workign on our next film and release the first teaser for Iron Sky just before the Cannes film festival. It gathers over 1 million views during 2008. Meanwhile in China DVD pirates create their second illegal copy of Star Wreck - this time with Chinese dubbing.


2009

4 April - Star Wreck receives a DVD release in the UK. Released by Revolver Entertainment.

TBD - Star Wreck receives a DVD release in the USA. Released by Revolver Entertainment.

...And the story continues.

 

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