Steve Tolin

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Steve Tolin is the owner/operator of Tolin FX- an award winning Special Effects and Specialized Design & Fabrication studio. In serving the film, television, and theatre industries for more than a decade, Tolin FX has earned a reputation for outstanding professionalism, detail-oriented precision, and a passion for creation. From conceptualization ... See full bio »

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Jack Reacher Special Effects
Motivational Growth Special Effects
Haunt Special Effects
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 2023 Restricted (special effects coordinator) (pre-production)
  Gray Sunshine (special effects coordinator) (post-production)
 2021 Cyril (special effects)
 2021 Masking Threshold (prosthetic effects)
 2021 The Interrogation of Timmy H. (Short) (special effects supervisor)
 2021 Red Woods (fx makeup coordinator)
 2020 Cyst (special effects)
 2020/II Unearth (special effects coordinator)
 2020 Lwa: All Saints' Eve (special effects coordinator)
 2019/I Haunt (special effects coordinator)
 2019 South of Hell (Squib Effects Supervisor)
 2018 Mulligan (TV Movie) (special effects)
 2017 Beast of the Water (special effects coordinator)
 2016 Echo Torch (Short) (special effects coordinator)
 2016 It Came from Yesterday (special effects supervisor)
 2016 Traceroute (Documentary) (pyrotechnician) / (special effects)
 2015 Eyes of the Dead (special effects) / (special effects coordinator)
 2015 Transylvanian Curse (special makeup effects coordinator)
 2015 Bigfoot the Movie (special effects coordinator)
 2014 Protector (Short) (special effects makeup)
 2013 Squid Man (special effects)
 2013 A New York Heartbeat (special bullet hit fx coordinator)
 2013 Motivational Growth (puppeteer) / (special effects supervisor)
 2013 Backwater (special effects)
 2013 A Resurrection (special makeup effects coordinator)
 2013 Riddle (special effects makeup)
 2012 Jack Reacher (special effects technician)
 2012 The Dark Knight Rises (special effects technician - uncredited)
 2011/I On the Inside (special effects)
 2011 Deadtime Stories: Volume 2 (special effects coordinator)
 2009/II Trapped (special effects supervisor)
 2009/I The Road (special effects makeup - uncredited)
 2009 The Bridge to Nowhere (special effects props coordinator)
 2009 Homecoming (special effects coordinator)
 2008 The Korean (special effects)
 2008/II Angel (Short) (special effects makeup)
 2007 The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It (Video) (special effects technician)
 2007 The Kill Point (TV Series) (special effects props coordinator - 3 episodes)
- Pro Patria (2007) ... (special effects props coordinator)
- No Meringue (2007) ... (special effects props coordinator)
- Who's Afraid of Mr. Wolf? Part 2 (2007) ... (special effects props coordinator)
 2007 The Perfect Witness (special effects coordinator)
 2006 Swarm of the Snakehead (special effects coordinator)
 2006 The Traveler (Video) (special makeup effects)
 2003 Playhouse (Video) (special effects chief)
 2002 The Ketchup King (special effects crew)
 2002 The Murder (special effects makeup)
 2002 Max Magician and the Legend of the Rings (Video) (special effects makeup) / (special effects supervisor - uncredited)
 2002 The Creation Adventure Team: Six Short Days, One Big Adventure (Video short) (special effects assistant)
 2002 Project: Valkyrie (special effects makeup)
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Alternate Names:

Stephen Tolin | Steven Tolin

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He was awarded the 2009 Joseph Jefferson Award for Special Effects for "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" at the Northlight Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

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