Tonislav Hristov was born in Vraza, Bulgaria, in 1978. In 2003, he moved to Finland and started to study film. He is known for his heart-warming, character-driven documentaries. Love & Engineering (2014) screened in Tribeca, Hot Docs and Visions du Réel 2014, and Soul Food Stories (2013) was selected to IDFA. The Good Postman (IDFA 2016, Sundance 2017) was nominated for the European Film Awards. The Magic Life of V (2019) premiered in Sundance and Berlinale. The Good Driver is his first fiction film.