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Awards & Screenings:

"Her" - Sal Para. Dir. & DOP. Toby Elwes. 2016.

 

WINS 'Best Experimental' Film at Euroshorts 2016. December 2016.

 

Screened at the National Film Theatre, London as part of the 10th BFI Future Film Festival. February 2017.

 

Nominated for Screentest: The National Student Film Festival 2017, Cinemagic Belfast Film and Television Festival 2016Filmconvert Color Up Competition 2016 and Bogotá Music Video Festival 2016. Selected by Shooting People for their film of the month final selection. February 2017.

“Harsh Blue”. Dir. & DOP. Toby Elwes. 2014.

 

WINS the 'Best Under 18 Award' and is nominated for 'Best Performance (Phoebe Elliott)' at The Thurrock International Film Festival. September 2014.

 

Screened in the final three in the BFI's Future Film Festival at London's Southbank NFT. February 2014.

Nominated in Independent Directions and screened at the Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds. April 2014; Screentest Festival - The National Student Film Festival 2014 and screened at the London Student Southbank Centre.

“Doctor Kaufalio”. Dir. Billy Boyd Cape. DOP. Toby Elwes. 2011.

 

Doctor Kaufalio was nominated in the BFI's Future Film Festival and screened at London's Southbank NFT. February 2012. 

 

Past Work:

2019

November: I edited together the three versions of our short film Reoccurring, filmed by crews in  London, Mexico City and Rome

November: I shot and edited the short film I Had A King (dir. Clemente Lohr)

September: I shot three live music videos for Brown Sugar

August: I co-shot the music video for Courage by Abi Flynn with Tom Francome

June: I shot and edited the short film Last Line (dir. Rory Edmonds)

May: I directed and shot the music video for Ariana Brophy's 'A Bit of Fresh Air'

April: I shot the short film Boxes (dir. Alexis Osbourne)

March: I shot a fine art video, Cusp, for Jake Elwes

January: I shot the music video for Red Picasso's new single Vintage, dir. by Clemente Lohr

2018

December: I filmed and co-directed our short film Reoccurring

December: I completed a three part extended video piece for Madison Willing's EP Grow

November: I filmed a live music video for Wandering Wires' new single Moving On

November: I started filming a series of interview and performance videos for The Piano Factory Sessions

October: I started filming a series of short promotional documentaries for Host Nation

August: I filmed a music video for Nina Fine's cover of Toxic

April: I shot and edited a theatrical trailer for Leeds Workshop Theatre’s production of ‘One Giant Leap’

2017

September: I filmed a live session at the Piano Factory London featuring PangolinWandering Wires and Ariana Brophy.

August: I filmed Eva Foote's single A Month Or Two in rural Alberta, Canada.

June: I filmed Ariana Brophy's live performance of her single The View on a beach on Prince Edward Island, Canada.

June: I filmed Ariana Brophy performing Facing West by The Staves in rural Alberta, Canada. 

March: I film a series of live music videos commissioned by Sofar Sounds Montreal.

February: Her is nominated for Screentest: The National Student Film Festival 2017 and is selected by Shooting People for their film of the month final selection.

February: Her is screened at the National Film Theatre, London as part of the 10th BFI Future Film Festival.

January: I filmed and edited the official video for Serena Clara's new single What To Do.

2016

December: Her wins 'Best Experimental' Film at Euroshorts 2016 and is nominated for the 10th BFI Future Film Festival 2017.

November: Her is nominated for awards by Euroshorts 2016Cinemagic Belfast Film and Television Festival 2016Filmconvert Color Up Competition 2016

and Bogotá Music Video Festival 2016.

September: I start a year long English Literature program at McGill University, Montreal.

August: I wrote / directed / shot / edited the music video for Sal Para's new single 'her'

May: I shot and edited a theatrical trailer for Leeds Theatre Group’s production of ‘1984’

May: I shot and edited a theatrical trailer for Frontline Theatre’s production of ‘After The End’.

 

April: I shot and edited a theatrical trailer for Leeds Open Theatre’s production of ‘Jerusalem’ in one day.

 

April: I shot and edited 9 live recordings during an ensemble concert curated at The Piano Factory London.

 

February: I shot and edited two theatrical trailers for Leeds Theatre Group’s production of ‘A Clockwork Orange’

 

2015

 

March: I shot and edited a trypich of music videos for Nina Fine: AutumntimeFaking love and I Don't Wanna Hear.

 

2014

December: I shot and edited another offical promotional video for clothes company Alcatraz Beach Club preceeding their store opening. 

September: Harsh Blue wins the 'Best Under 18 Award' and is nominated for 'Best Performance (Phoebe Elliott)' at The Thurrock International Film Festival

 

September: I start a BA in English Literature at Leeds University.

 

May: I made the art film Cerebral, a hand drawn animation superimposed with MRI scans and live action footage. The animation was created in 12 hours. 

 

April: Harsh Blue was nominated in Independent Directions and screened at the Leeds Hyde Park Picture House.

March: I shot and edited a tv show style film, The Great Camden Bake Off, in a one day turn around, shown to a charity audience the following day.

 

March: Harsh Blue was nominated in Screentest Festival - The National Student Film Festival and screened at the London Student Southbank Centre.

 

February: Harsh Blue was screened in the final three in the BFI's Future Film Festival at London's Southbank NFT.

 

February: I turned 18...

 

2013

 

August: I wrote, directed, shot and edited Harsh Blue.

April: I shot and edited the offical promotional video for clothes company Alcatraz Beach Club

March: In less than 40 days 'Jakwob - Fade' video broke 1 million views on YouTube and was shown on TV.

January: Re-teaming with Billy Boyd Cape, I was the cinematographer of offical music video for Jakwob's single 'Fade'. Taking a step into a studio and finding the heartbreak of an innocent girl. Released in February by VEVO.

 

2012

 

September: Additional cinematography for the music video for Jakwob's new single 'Blinding'.

August: I shot alongside Dylan Collard. I turn his portraits into 30 second videos.

 

August: I worked as cinematographer on NW5: Ed's Day Off. Shot in just two days we make an 18 min journey through Kentish Town.

 

April: I shot my first music video. Commissioned by Mr Hudson and Rosie Oddie to make a video for BIGkids. For their new single 'Superhero'. Young Hudson and young Rosie cause havoc across London.

 

April: I made the art film Space Oddity, a hand drawn animation with ink, pens and highlighters. Comprised of 82 drawings, the animation was created in 10 hours. 

 

April: I made the art film Faces Zoetrope, exploring similarities within genes, I made a zoetrope animation using photos I took of my own family. Created in 10 hours.

February: Doctor Kaufalio was nominated in the BFI's Future Film Festival and screened at London's Southbank NFT.

2011

 

July: Directed, adapted, shot and produced Where Go The Boats. A personal project. 

 

July: Photographed Hop farm festival for a Dazed digital article.

 

July: I worked as cinematographer, producer, SFX and script editor on Doctor Kaufalio. An ambitious and experimental short film personal project. Public in October.

 

May: I sourced, edited and produced Aftermath, a commission for showing at ‘Combat the Quake’, a charity fundraiser to aid the relief for Japan after the March 2011 tsunamis and earthquakes. 

April: Comissioned by Salt Co., I made with Billy Boyd Cape a 26 min interview with director Matthew Parkhill for his DVD The Caller.

 

March: Carnaby film’s ‘A lonely place to die’ film premiere. Photographed alongside two BBC photographers.

 

January: I worked on To Help The Time Pass in my first role as a cinematographer. 

Toby Elwes © 2019

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