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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; 17 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 was 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 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 was open and easy to use for everyone.[4]

The termination of the platform was announced on its Facebook page on October 13, 2014.[5]


Wreckamovie was considered a model example of the potential of Web 2.0 by Cisco Systems' Finland Oy. As a business model it presented 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.[6]

The Wreckamovie model was built on online collaboration in service of the production of professional-quality audiovisual projects, such as short films and music videos to feature-length films. The model applied open source ideology and crowd sourced work and financing. Central to this was the creation of a community for each project, from which to request assistance in production tasks.[3] It was designed to films together with its community, and thus foster interaction with the audience beginning with the development stage.[7] The service did not distinguish between "professionals" and "amateurs", but emphasized enthusiasm and engagement.[8]

The distribution model was intended to go beyond online distribution, targeting traditional movie screens to cell phones,[9] leveraging the existing community supporting the project as a basis for viral marketing.[4]

Wreckamovie was used for the Finnish horror film Sauna.[7][10] It was also used for the production of the reference movie for the service, the feature-length scifi parody Iron Sky., which reportedly raised 12% of its budget through the platform. There were more than 300 active projects listed on Wreckamovie in 2009.[11]


In 2008 the movie production community Wreck-A-Movie was elected the winner of the MindTrek Grand Prix 2008, €20 008.[12] In October 2009 Wreckamovie was chosen among the 36 finalists in SIME conference's Rising Star of the North -competition, finishing 23rd overall.[13]

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  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. ^ "WreckAMovie.Com". Facebook. 2014-10-03.
  6. ^ "Suomalainen verkkopalvelu elokuvien tekemiseen esiteltiin Cisco Expossa (engl. A Finnish internet service for producing movies introduced at Cisco Expo)". Suomen tietotoimisto (STT). Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  7. ^ a b "Finnish Cannes Wrecking Campaign Pays". Nordisk Film & TV Fond. Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  8. ^ "MindTrek Competition 2008". mindtrek.org/2008/. Archived from the original on 2010-03-18. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  9. ^ Veera Jussila. "Star Wreckin seuraaja syntyy nettiyhteisössä". Tekniikka & Talous. Archived from the original on 2008-06-28. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  10. ^ Jenna Wortham (2008-05-07). "Space Nazis Attack in Sci-Fi Spoof Iron Sky". Wired.com. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  11. ^ "Productions listed on Wreckamovie". Wreckamovie. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  12. ^ "The winner of the MindTrek Grand Prix 2008". mindtrek.org/2008/. Archived from the original on 2010-03-18. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  13. ^ "www.wreckamovie.com/productions/wreck-a-movie-platform/news/305". Star Wreck Studios Oy. Retrieved 2009-10-29.

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