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Chasing Unicorns (2019)

Original title: Ükssarvik

Feature film | Comedy | Road movie Duration 107:00

Based on true stories, this is comedy-drama about a female founder trying to make it in a male-dominated tech world. Õie, an accountant from a small town accidentally stumbles into the tech scene of her home-country Estonia — a place where startups are a “national sport” and almost everyone has one. She is joined by a serial failure Tõnu, who is always trying one more time. Fast-paced and fun movie, based on true stories of startup founders, gives an authentic picture of the highs and lows of the crazy tech world, from Estonia to Silicon Valley — and back.

Director: Rain Rannu

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallifornia
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Comedy, Road movie
Text / Dialogue Estonian, English, Finnish
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 107:00


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Producer Tõnu Hiielaid | Rain Rannu
Co-producer Aet Laigu
Director Rain Rannu
Screenwriter Rain Rannu | Priit Pruks
Cinematographer Ants Tammik
Art Director Katrin Sipelgas
Costume Designer Tõnu Hiielaid
Composer Janek Murd
Sound Designer Markus Andreas
Editor Rain Rannu | Moonika Põdersalu


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Eduard Salmistu - Aadu Mäeveski | Rain Tolk - Investor Per | Tõnu Hiielaid - Investor Roivo | Riki - Chief Happiness Officer | Vilma Luik - Õie's Mom | Andres Tabun - Õie's Dad | Roland Laos - Üllar | Mikk Saar - Salumets | Meel Paliale - Ethereum guy

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Riverside International Film Festival (USA), 2020, Jury Prize
  • Award, Indy Film Fest (Indianapolis, USA), 2020, Programme: World Cinema Feature - Award
  • Award, Vegas Movie Awards (Las Vegas, USA), 2020, Best of the Month Oct. 2020: Awards of Excellence: Best Inspirational Film

Partners and Sponsors

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