Chasing Unicorns

Nominated for Best Comedy

Directed by

Rain Rannu

108' • Estonia • 2019

English, Estonian

„Chasing Unicorns“ is semisatirical narrative feature about a female founder trying to make it a male-dominated tech world, from Estonia to Silicon Valley. Based on real-life stories of startups, „Chasing Unicorns“ follows Õie, a young book-keeper from a small town, who by accident stumbles into a tech scene of her home-country where making startups is a „national sport“ and where everyone has one. He is joined by a serial failure Tõnu, who has gone bankrupt with each one of his companies, but is nevertheless always trying again. Meeting at a hackathon, and inspired by Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, they embark on a journey to take on the tech world. Fast-paced, semisatirical movie, based on the interviews of startup founders, will give an authentic picture of founder’s journey from a garage to Silicon Valley – and back.