Tanel Toom

Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Michelle Archer
Assistant: Grace Baxter

Film, TV & Theatre

Tanel Toom is an Oscar-nominated director with more than a decade of directing experience. A graduate in Fiction Direction of the National Film and Television School, he has directed ten short films and around 50 commercials.

His shorts have been to over 35 international festivals and won 17 awards, including winning Best Foreign Film at the 37th Student Academy Awards for THE CONFESSION. He was also nominated for an Oscar in the Best Live Action Short category 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 is based in London and Tallinn, and is currently in production on his first feature film, TRUTH AND JUSTICE, which he has shot in his native country, Estonia.

www.taneltoom.com

Film

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TRUTH AND JUSTICE

2018

Allfilm/ Estonian Film Institute

Director and Writer. Feature film, currently in production. Based on a novel "Truth and Justice" by A.H.Tammsaare. Shooting in Estonia.
Starring Priit Loog, Priit Võigemast, Maiken Schmidt, Simeoni Sundja, Ester Kuntu.
Synopsis: Estonia, 1870. The uncompromising new owner of Robber’s Rise must battle with hard work, his spiteful neighbour and with his own family and beliefs to transform the poor land into a flourishing farm of his dreams – to bring truth and justice to a god forsaken place.

In Development

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THE SIGNS YOU LEFT BEHIND

Allfilm

Writer and Director. Feature film.
Producers: Ivo Felt, Madis Tüür.

GATEWAY 6

Sentinel Entertainment

Director. Feature film, in development.
Writer: Malachi Smyth.
Producers: Ben Pullen, Matt Wilkinson.

Short Films

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THE CONFESSION

NFTS

Director, 25' short film.
*Nominated for Best Live Action Short Film, Academy Awards, 2011.
*Winner of Best Foreign Film, 37th Student Academy Awards.

BANANA CHOCOLATE

NFTS

Writer and Director. 19' comedy.

MORGAN FLYNN

NFTS

Director. 18' short film.

THE LOOP

NFTS

Writer and Director. 5' comedy.

THE SECOND COMING (TEINE TULEMINE)

Allfilm

Writer and Director. 27' short film. Estonian Apocalyptic war drama.
*Winner of Best European Short Film, Arcipelago Short Film Festival, Italy 2009.
*Winner of Best Cinematography, Avanca Film Festival, Portugal 2009.
*Official Selection, 65th Venice International Film Festival, Italy 2008.
*Official Selection, 25th Warsaw Film Festival, Poland 2009.
*Official Selection, Brussels International Short Film Festival, Belgium 2009.
*Official Selection, 5th Monterrey International Film Festival, Mexico, 2009.
*Official Selection, Fajr International Film festival, Iran 2009.
*Official Selection, Bilbao International Film Festival, Spain 2009.
*Official Selection, CineFest, Hungary 2009.
*Official Selection, Kinoshok, Russia 2008.

EXITUS

Tallin University

Writer and Director. 5'.

THE WIND (TUUL)

Tallin University

Writer and Director. 12'.

ONCE A YEAR (KORD AASTAS)

Tallin University

Writer and Director. 7'.

2.68

Tallin University

Writer and Director. 12'.