Torture Whispers! Joe Magazine publishes Soviet interrogation of Johannes Grenzfurthner

Our director Johannes Grenzfurthner was captured by Soviet Unterzoegersdorf Military Intelligence, brought to an undisclosed basement without toilet and questioned about Sierra Zulu’s production status. So much can be said: SUZ Officer Moloshnikov was not happy…
The interrogation transcript was published in German in the magazine Joe.

Es stinkt nach Urin, Angst, Lügen und Wahrheit. Der Ort: ein karger Verhörraum. Die Protagonisten: Ein Offizier und Johannes Grenzfurthner, der Initiator des Film-Projektes Sierra Zulu. Ein Freigeist, dem seine Vision einer sowjetischen Mikrorepublik bis in die Realität gefolgt ist – Ein Interview der etwas anderen Art.

Text by Hubertus J. Schwarz & Johannes Grenzfurthner.
Photographs by Gerulf Dösinger.

Link to PDF version of interview

Chrusov meets Yes Men (Yes Man): Kickstarter Tour, Go!

His Excellency — Ambassador Nikita Perostek Chrusov of Soviet Unterzoegersdorf — presents “Andy, the Yes Men”(*)!
“Andy” and “Mike” will be part of the glorious cineastic endeavor of “Sierra Zulu”!

(*) Possibly grammatically incorrect.

Link to Kickstarter campaign!

Sierra Zulu: Interview on Futurezone

Futurezone’s Dan Taylor interviewed director Johannes Grenzfurthner on the production process and philosophy of Sierra Zulu.

Whether the residents of Soviet Unterzoegersdorf realize it or not, their small village is under scrutiny. With an explosion happening inside Soviet territory, the small group of UN peacekeeping soldiers stationed at its borders are about to be thrown into a conspiracy of industrial espionage, a media frenzy, and political intrigue.

Link (to full article)

Sierra Zulu presents: Josh Ellingson

Illustrator and designer Josh Ellingson on his role in the production of Sierra Zulu.
(Interview/editing by Eddie Codel.)

Josh Ellingson lives and works as an illustrator in San Francisco, California. In 1999, Ellingson graduated art school and headed west. Since then, Josh has contributed artwork to popular publications and websites worldwide and worked with clients ranging from toy makers to tequila companies.
Partial client list: Wired Magazine, Popular Science, PC Magazine, Hasbro, Adobe Systems, Robogames.

Exhibitions (Solo shows):
2010 All The Best, Mission: Comics & Art, San Francisco, CA;
2009 Bots, Bugs, and Beasts, The Art of Joshua Ellingson, The Museum of Robots, Second Life;
2009 South Carolina State University, Fine Arts Building, SC;
2006 Super7 Gallery, San Francisco, CA; 2003 KidRobot, San Francisco, CA