Rao Heidmets was born on September 15, 1956 in Pärnu Estonia. He was graduated from Tallinn University of Technology in 1981, major in electrical engineering. He was member of the underground filmmakers group Päratrust during his study and due to that his career continued at the Tallinnfilm studio with animation films. During the career he has been working with animation films in his own studio but also as a producer and director of many movies, commercials and TV productions, some of them awarded with highest prizes in different festivals worldwide. He has been working with students in Estonia and other countries with workshops.