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|Occupation||CEO and producer, Energia Productions|
|Known for||Star Wreck|
He was a producer and special-effects supervisor of the movie Iron Sky.
Torssonen's film career
The first Torssonen Star Wreck film (in 1992) was a computer graphics-oriented short film of space battles, produced by Torssonen himself, but later Torssonen recruited his friends to help him in these productions. One of them was Rudi Airisto, who helped him to add parody aspects to the Star Wreck films.
After four animated short films, Torssonen and his friends released Star Wreck V: Lost Contact (in 1997).
Torssonen's long-lasting dream had been to create the sixth and possibly final episode for Star Wreck saga. At first Torssonen thought that it would only be a 15-minute-long special-effects packaged short film. After Airisto moved to the UK to study, Torssonen asked Timo Vuorensola to be the director. Star Wreck IV½: Weak Performance was released (in 2000) and was followed by the feature length conclusion to the series, Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning (released in 2005).
Torssonen and his Star Wreck movies have been a small cult hit especially in the Finnish science fiction scene, and now also to some extent for the young and internet audiences.
- Star Wreck (1992)
- Star Wreck II: The Old Shit (1994)
- Star Wreck III: Wrath of the Romuclans (1995)
- Star Wreck IV: The Kilpailu (1996)
- Star Wreck V: Lost Contact (1997)
- Star Wreck 4½: Weak Performance (2000)
Apart from the Star Wreck movies itself, sources for this article include other Wikipedia articles, as well as the Star Wreck forums and newspaper & internet stories and interviews.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Samuli Torssonen.|
- Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning
- Starwreck.com forums (English and Finnish)
- IMDb entry for Samuli Torssonen
- IMDb entry for Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning
- Wreck-a-movie The world's first internet studio for collaborative film production.