Welcome to the Unicorns social outreach blog.
Having made a film which touches upon issues of date rape and domestic violence, we are also interested in connecting with related advocacy groups and social justice causes. Please use this site as a resource, stay as long as you like, and by all means, speak up!
I Believe In Unicorns tells the story of an awkward teenage girl who escapes to a fantasy world when her first romantic relationship turns abusive. From Student Academy Award nominated director Leah Meyerhoff (Slamdance Grand Jury Prize winning short Twitch), executive producers Allison Anders (Things Behind the Sun), David Kupferberg (Magic Valley) and Robin Leland (4th and Goal) and producers Heather Rae (Oscar nominated Frozen River) and Mark G. Mathis (Oscar winning Precious) Unicorns combines social and magical realism to address issues of teen dating violence from a new perspective. Unicorns stars Natalia Dyer (The Healer), Peter Vack (I Just Want My Pants Back), Toni Meyerhoff (Twitch), Julia Garner (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Joshua Leonard (Higher Ground) and Amy Seimetz (The Off Hours). A Sundance Lab finalist, Unicorns is supported by an Emerging Narrative Filmmaker Grant from the Independent Feature Project and fiscal sponsorship from San Francisco Film Society. Unicorns recently won an All Access Grant from the Tribeca Film Institute.