Tanel Toom is an Oscar-nominated director with more than a decade of directing experience. Born in Estonia, Tanel trained at Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School (BA in Directing, 2005) and at the National Film & TV School in the UK (MA in Directing Fiction, 2010).
His films have been to over 35 international festivals and won many awards. His short film THE CONFESSION was nominated for an Oscar at the 83rd Academy Awards.
Working across film and commercials Tanel loves to create mood, atmosphere and emotion and is equally comfortable with straight drama and VFX heavy projects. Tanel has been a guest lecturer at Westminster University and Metropolitan Film School in London, University of Beira Interior in Covilhã, Portugal and the Baltic Film and Media School in Estonia. He has also studied directing actors under renowned acting coach Ivana Chubbuck and is one of the officcially certified Chubbuck Technique teachers for actors and directors.
He is currently in postproduction with his feature debut TRUTH AND JUSTICE - a period drama premiering in February 2019, and in preproduction with GATEWAY 6 - a sci-fi thriller to be shot this autumn.