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Skype Story (2024)

Original title: Skype

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Skype Story

A documentary about the unlikely story behind the birth of SKYPE, a true modern era phenomenon a few billion people have a personal relationship with.
Selling Skype, buying it back and re-selling it again is a story which could be from a detective novel. A story full of contrasts – from Soviet era apartment blocks to Silicon Valley.
From primitive homemade computer games to private jets. From wild parties to complicated lawsuits.
2003. Two Scandinavian investors and their Estonian tech team overcome big odds to create Skype that turns to become one of the greatest IT success stories of the 21st ...

Director: Kiur Aarma

Keywords: start-up companies | information technology | Skype calling | View all »

Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Film Tower
Film Category Documentary


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Producer Margus Õunapuu
Co-producer Esko Rips
Director Kiur Aarma
Screenwriter Kiur Aarma
Cinematographer Heiko Sikka | Taavi Arus | Mihkel Soe | Ants Martin Vahur
Production Desinger Urmas Viik
Animator Priit Tender
Sound Designer Horret Kuus
Editor Mirjam Jegorov
Content Editor Ede Schank Tamkivi

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm