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9 JAN 2016 » Tom the Movie Update
It’s been a long time since our last update and now is the time we want to share some of our current thoughts about the project. Even though we’ve been quiet it doesn’t mean that we haven’t been working.
The project Tom the Movie started officially in April 2013 with the release of our first teaser trailer. To this day this trailer has gathered more than 356 000 views on Youtube and thousands of fans around the world have since started following us. The concept for this film was established as early as in 2012 but in 2013 we came to the conclusion that it was time to start the production of a feature film. In fall 2013 we kicked off a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise money for pre-production. The money invested back then has been used to perfect the script and help us look for funding. We've got a lot of co-production interest around Europe and currently are working at script version 10.
Today Tom of Finland is perhaps more popular than ever. The fascinating life of Touko Laaksonen has inspired also one other Finnish film production company and they too are releasing their vision of Tom’s world. This situation and another film by a bigger production company has created some challenges to secure funding for our indie project.
We believe that Tom of Finland is such an important subject that it deserves all the attention it can get followed by these two film project. That is why we continue to work on our vision in faith that our perspective on our national hero is a bit different than others. We have a lot of passion and huge amount of love!
Currently we are concentrating on working with other project while getting Tom the movie the best script possible. We want to thank all of you fans for supporting us from the start and hope you have some more patience. We appreciate all the love you’ve given and it will show on a movie screen as soon as possible.
Keep following Tom the Movie project, we will inform you the moment we have something new to tell.
The Production Team.