Vallo Toomla (born 1983) has studied theology at the University of Tartu and continued his studies at Tallinn University's Baltic Film and Media School, majoring in film directing. Vallo has made versatile roles both in front of and behind the camera, but he is primarily known as a film director.
He has made five short films and one animated film – „Lemonade Tale“ (2013). The latter has been produced by one of Northern Europe's best known and prestigious animation studios, Nukufilm.
His second student film "Morbius" (2009) was selected to the Sleepwalkers sub-festival of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, where it won the award of Best Estonian Short Film.
Vallo's student films have been broadcast on the Estonian Television and his short film "Satan's Vaudeville" (2010) also screened in Estonian cinemas.
His debut feature “Pretenders” premiered in San Sebastian International Film festival – New Directors Section on 19th of September 2016.