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Type of site
Collaboration tool for movie making[1]
Available inEnglish
HeadquartersTampere, Finland
OwnerStar Wreck Studios Oy Ltd (commercial)[2]
Created byTimo Vuorensola[2]
CommercialNo [1]
RegistrationRequired for input, reading free
Launched1 February 2007; 15 years ago (2007-02-01)[2]
Current statusDefunct
Content license
Free sharing, free agreement [1]

Wreckamovie was a collaborative film production platform to allow individuals to set up a film production and find a community to collaborate with, or find others' interesting film productions and become a collaborator in a worknet. Its aim is to make filmmaking easier, more effective and possible for everyone.[3]


Star Wreck Studios Oy Ltd and Wreckamovie were created by a group of filmmakers from Finland, who in 2005 created the freely downloadable Star Trek parody movie Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning. It gained web fame for being created and distributed by a community of enthusiasts over the internet, and for its special effects only made on a shoestring budget using standard home computers. The experiences of the group creating the aforementioned film, their first feature film, led them to develop a platform that's open and easy to use for everyone.[4]


Wreckamovie is considered a model example of the potential of Web 2.0 according to Cisco Systems Finland Oy. As a business model it presents the exact opposite of the traditional way of making movies. With it a community creates and distributes the film, and only then, once popularity has already been gained, profitability steps in.[5]

Wreckamovie serves all kinds of audiovisual productions, from short films and music videos to feature-length films. The concept is that anyone can build a community for a movie or any audiovisual project, and ask for assistance in desired tasks for the production.[3] The service makes it possible to produce films together with the community, and thus to create a real interaction with the audience from the development stage.[6]

The service doesn't distinguish between "professionals" and "amateurs", but emphasizes on enthusiasm.[7]

In addition to online distribution, the creators want to distribute movies in every possible way, ranging from traditional movie screens to cell phones.[8] Then the existing community serves as a strong potential base for viral marketing.[4]

Current users[edit]

On 16 October 2009 Wreckamovie was being used for the production of the reference movie for the service, a full-length scifi parody Iron Sky. It was earlier used for the now accomplished Finnish horror film Sauna.[6][9] The platform is open for service in general. There were more than 300 active projects listed on Wreckamovie in 2009.[10]


In 2008 the movie production community Wreck-A-Movie was elected the winner of the MindTrek Grand Prix 2008, €20 008.[11] In October 2009 Wreckamovie was chosen among the 36 finalists in SIME conference's Rising Star of the North -competition, finishing 23rd overall.[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "www.Wreckamovie.com/Guidelines". Star Wreck Studios Oy Ltd. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  2. ^ a b c "www.Wreckamovie.com/Contact". Star Wreck Studios Oy Ltd. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  3. ^ a b "www.Wreckamovie.com/FAQ". Star Wreck Studios Oy Ltd. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  4. ^ a b "www.Wreckamovie.com/About". Star Wreck Studios Oy Ltd. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  5. ^ "Suomalainen verkkopalvelu elokuvien tekemiseen esiteltiin Cisco Expossa (engl. A Finnish internet service for producing movies introduced at Cisco Expo)". Suomen tietotoimisto (STT). Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  6. ^ a b "Finnish Cannes Wrecking Campaign Pays". Nordisk Film & TV Fond. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  7. ^ "MindTrek Competition 2008". mindtrek.org/2008/. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  8. ^ Veera Jussila. "Star Wreckin seuraaja syntyy nettiyhteisössä". Tekniikka & Talous. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  9. ^ Jenna Wortham (2008-05-07). "Space Nazis Attack in Sci-Fi Spoof Iron Sky". Wired.com. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  10. ^ "Productions listed on Wreckamovie". Wreckamovie. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  11. ^ "The winner of the MindTrek Grand Prix 2008". mindtrek.org/2008/. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  12. ^ "www.wreckamovie.com/productions/wreck-a-movie-platform/news/305". Star Wreck Studios Oy. Retrieved 2009-10-29.

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