Tanel Toom is an Estonian Academy Award nominated director and screenwriter. He worked as a director for commercials and as a first assistant director. In 2008 he completed his fourth short film, THE SECOND COMING, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival. The apocalyptical war drama has been screened at numerous film festivals and won several awards, including Best European Short at the Arcipelago International Film Festival. The same year, he decided to continue his studies at the National Film and Television School in England. He graduated from the NFTS with an MA in 2010 and shortly after that his diploma film THE CONFESSION won the Student Academy Award for Honorary Foreign Film and got him an Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short. His feature film debut TRUTH AND JUSTICE (2019) has become Estonia's most watched film since the country regained its independence in 1991.