Timo Vuorensola is a filmmaker, a musician and an Internet enthusiast from Finland. He begun his work directing a feature film with a no-budget, a scifi parody Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning, produced by Samuli Torssonen for Energia Productions. The film turned into an Internet phenomenon after becoming the first-ever feature length film released for free on the Internet.
After the success of Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning in 2005, Timo started to work together with Torssonen and a group of Star Wreck filmmakers – including Jarmo Puskala – on a crazy new idea: a film about Nazis on the Dark Side of the Moon, titled Iron Sky. Very soon, producer Tero Kaukomaa got interested on the production and joined the team.
The production took the filmmakers across the world to produce the 8-million-€ scifi feature film. The filming took place in Germany, Australia and Finland. Torssonen created an “in-house” VFX team to produce the extensive visual effects workload the film required – the core of the team later formed Troll VFX, nowadays one of Finland’s leading VFX production companies. The film was partially financed via crowdfunding, then still an unknown form of fan-based micro funding, gathering over 1 million € through fan donations, and paving a way for the future of crowdfunding as a phenomenon.
Iron Sky was released in 2012 at Berlin Film Festival, as part of the Panorama program, selling out every screening and gaining huge amount of international attention, leading to wide theatrical and digital distribution across the world.
After the production of Iron Sky, Vuorensola, Kaukomaa and the German co-producer Oliver Damian started to develop the follow-up to the film, titled Iron Sky The Coming Race. The story continued down the rabbit hole of conspiracy theories, grabbing the famed “Hollow Earth” theory as its’ core.
The production took place this time in Belgium, at big studios in Lint where the film was built completely inside a studio or on green screen. Visual effects were created by Pixomondo, a big German VFX production facility.
The film was released eventually in 2019 in festivals, theatrically and on streaming platforms such as Netflix, Apple TV and more.
While in production, Timo was invited to China to direct a feature-length film called The Ark: An Iron Sky Story there, aimed for the local audience. The filming took place in 2017-2018 in Beijing and Rhyzao, and at big Wanda studios in Qingdao. The film was financed by the Chinese production company Jiabo, with Max Wang producing, and is currently in post-production.
In 2020, Timo was invited to direct ORWO Studios production Jeepers Creepers: Reborn, with Jake Seal and Terry Bird producing. The production took place in Louisiana, USA at ORWO Studios and at Lasham, UK at Black Hangar Studios. The film is currently in post-production and expected to be released in 2021.
In addition to filmmaking, Timo has also released music in his bands Älymystö and Viihten uusi aalto, co-wrote a book about production of Iron Sky, wrote and directed several advertisements and music videos, and is currently working on several screenplays of his own or as a collaborator. Currently residing in Helsinki, Finland, he’s a father of one, loves crossfit (but totally sucks at it), bicycling and collecting vinyls, David Bowie and heavy metal being his main point of interest.
Norjalainen huora (short) (1998)
Iron Sky (2012)
Iron Sky The Coming Race (2019)
Jeepers Creepers: Reborn (2021)z