Although Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning is available for free download online, this does not exclude other means of distribution – on the contrary, it strengthens the effect of different distribution methods. The worldwide success of Star Wreck has given it a good name and brand identity, and a strong, worldwide fan base to promote the film locally.
Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning - Imperial Edition is a great choice when looking for an interesting film for your TV channel. The unique story behind its conception and its worldwide success attract the attention of the press in the form of reviews and feature articles, further increasing the viewing potential. Star Wreck has also gained a lot of positive attention because of its high-quality visual effects, hilarious story and badass attitude. The current Internet Movie Database rating (as of 28 Sep 2006) is 7.5/10 with 2,653 votes.
To date, Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning has been aired on the following TV channels:
We are now 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 our sales department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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 our sales department: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
20 Aug – Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning premieres in Tampere.
1 Oct – Star 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)
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.
20 Jan – Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning shown at the Tromsö International Film Festival in Norway.
28 Jan – Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning is shown on the Finnish TV channel YLE 2.
2 Feb – Star 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.
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.
12 Jun – Star 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.
16 Sep - Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning is shown on the Belgian TV channel Canvas.
13 Dec - Imperial Edition is relesed in nordic countries.