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What is Silicon Valley, Baby?

Startup founder Kalle wants to change the life of one billion people. His wife films the everyday struggle: from raising $ 3 million, to getting accepted to startup incubator Y Combinator, to losing it all, the business and the relationship. How is it to love someone who wants to largerly impact the world through business? Why do so many think that going after your startup dreams in Silicon Valley is worth sacrificing everything?

Want to screen the film? Questions on distribution?

Video Project Educational Distribution (global except EU):
Educational/Institutional use DVD with Public Performance Rights for schools, libraries, businesses, non-profits and community
organizations. Get prices and information from The Video Project.

EU and Nordics: wille.lehtovaara (a) taavivartia.fi
Rest of the world: erika.haavisto (a) gmail.com & sirvioheli (a) hotmail.com
Background

Form: documentary
Countries: Finland and US
Duration: 58min25sec
Premiere: Helsinki Documentary Film Festival / 2020
Presenting: Finnish National Company, YLE
Premiere: January 2020
Supporters: The Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE and The Finnish Film Foundation
Budget: 149 800 euros



︎ WHAT THE MEDIA SAYS ON THE FILM AND KALLE FREESE ︎

ENGLISH

European Coffee Trip podcast
22 April 2020
“ERIKA HAAVISTO: FILMING THE ELON MUSK OF COFFEE“
https://europeancoffeetrip.com/erika-haavisto-silicon-valley-baby/

HUMAK University of Applied Sciences,
8 January 2020
“”Silicon Valley, Baby.” — A Film about Entrepreneurship, Mental Health, and Love” https://www.humak.fi/en/uutiset/silicon-valley-baby-a-film-about-entrepreneurship/

Docpoint news,
3 January 2020
“World premiere!” https://docpointfestival.fi/en/tapahtumat/films/silicon-valley-baby/

New York Times,
5 June 2016
“Instant coffee you'll actually want to drink”http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/05/t-magazine/food/gourmet-instant-coffee-san-francisco.html?_r=0

Dallas Observer,
22 November 2016
“Is Sudden Coffee Poised to Reinvent Instant Coffee?” https://www.dallasobserver.com/restaurants/is-sudden-coffee-poised-to-reinvent-instant-coffee-8922507

Sprudge,
3 March 2016
“The $6 Cup Of Instant Coffee”
https://sprudge.com/kalle-freese-dried-coffee-95851.html



FINNISH

Seura, Finnish monthly magazine
9 April 2020
https://seura.fi/tv/poiminnat/silicon-valley-baby-kahvimies-kalle-freese-haluaa-olla-hyvan-kahvin-sanansaattaja/

Ilta-Sanomat, Finnish daily tabloid paper
9 April 2020
https://www.is.fi/tv-ja-elokuvat/art-2000006468275.html

Ilta-Sanomat, Finnish daily tabloid paper
9 April 2020
https://ls24.fi/lannen-media/kaikki-pelissa-pikakahvin-takia-dokumentti-seuraa-suomalaisen-kahvilayrittajan-ensimmaista-maailmanvalloitusta-piilaaksossa-yhdysvalloissa

Helsingin Sanomat, largest Finnish daily newspaper
9 April 2020 
https://www.hs.fi/kulttuuri/art-2000006468701.html?share=a1a31263840b3c00cf2125e5953c01ef

Docpoint news
3 January 2020
Silicon Valley, Baby’s premiere announcement
https://docpointfestival.fi/tapahtumat/elokuvat/silicon-valley-baby/

Taloussanomat,
7 October 2017
“Nuori yrittäjä ihmettelee älyn haaskausta Piilaaksossa – ”Lahjakkaat ihmiset rakentavat koirien deittailuappia””
https://www.is.fi/taloussanomat/yrittaja/art-2000005398116.html



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Mark