"Ash & Money" 2013

Ash & Money

NO55 Ash and Money is the first film project by Theatre NO99. It is a full lenght making-of documentary that sheds light into how NO75 Unified Estonia came to be, interviews the people behind the project and also many political figures in office at the time and looks into how the process of creating possibly the biggest contemporary performing arts event in recent European history evolved in real time.

The NO99 Theater announced in March of 2010 that it would use all the tricks commonly used in politics and communications over the following two months to create a new successful and energetic super-party. The theater organized a party convention and staged it with the participation of 7000 people. The documentary film produced about the project and its influences is a study of the state of affairs in democracy, the media and grass-roots society in the Republic of Estonia.

BUT time did it’s work…

Situation changed and people changed.

Or did they?

Directors and Scriptwriters:
Tiit Ojasoo, Ene-Liis Semper
Rein Kotov
Harmo Kallaste
Rein Kotov, Ene-Liis Semper
Piret Tibbo-Hudgins, Rein Kotov
Produced by:
Allfilm and NO99
Documentary / 98 min / HD / 16:9 / stereo
Domestic release date September, 2013

“Ash & Money” festivals:

  • One World – International Human Rights Film Festival 2014
  • Millenium Documentary Film Festival / Non competitive 2014
  • Take One Action FF 2014, Edinburgh
  • One World Slovakia 2014, Bratislava
  • IDFF Flahertiana 2014, Perm
  • Estdocs 2014, Toronto
    • Public award
  • 31st Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival 2014
  • Swedish International Liberal Centre 2014, Vilnius




  • ONE WORLD documentary film festival 2014, Slovakia
  • 44th International Film Festival Rotterdam 2015
  • International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Docudays UA 2015, Kyiv
  • Cologne international women’s film festival 2015, Dortmund
  • European media art festival 2015, Osnabrueck
  • Conference ‘Rebuilding Trust in Europe’ organized by the Open Society Foundations and ERSTE Stiftung 2015
  • Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2015
  • Epos FilmArtFest 2016, Tel-Aviv


"Ash & Money" 2013