STEVE TOLIN

Tolin FX

1999-Present

Owner/Operator of Special Design and Fabrication Studio

IATSE Local 489

 

FILM CREDITS​

“Frostbite”

Clear Conscience- Pittsburgh, PA 2015

Co-Producer, Production Designer, & FX Coordinator

 

“Help Me First”

Gassaway Films- Pittsburgh, PA 2016

Co-Producer and FX Coordinator

“Insomnia”

Island Rocks Entertainment- Pittsburgh, PA 2015

Blood FX Coordinator

“Echo Torch”

Mercury Men Pictures- Pittsburgh, PA 2015

FX Coordinator and FX Makeup Coordinator

“All Saints Eve”

RPFX Pictures- Nashville, TN 2015

Creature FX Coordinator

“Charnal House”

Siegal Entertainment- Cleveland, OH 2015

Rain FX Coordinator

“6:15 PM”

Samuels Pictures- Philadelphia, PA 2014

FX Coordinator and FX Make-up Coordinator

“The Last Witch Hunter”

Summit Entertainment- Pittsburgh, PA 2014

FX Props Designer and Fabricator

“South Paw”

Escape Artists- Pittsburgh, PA 2014

FX Props Designer and Fabricator

“Fathers and Daughters”

Andrea Leone Films, Pittsburgh, PA 2014

FX Props Design and Fabrication

“Elixir”

Elixir Films, Pittsburgh, PA 2014

Special Props Design and Fabrication

“The Fault in our Stars”

Fox 2000 Pictures, Pittsburgh, PA 2014

FX Props Coordinator

“1/1”

And So Like, Pittsburgh, PA 2013

FX Make-up Coordinator

“Bigfoot: The Movie”

Druid Pictures, Ellwood City, PA 2013

FX Make-up Coordinator

“Prophet”

Dissent Studios, Pittsburgh, PA 2013

FX Props Coordinator

“The Legion”

Mountain Wind Productions, Morgantown, WV 2013

FX Make-up Designer

“The Other Side”

Orchard Place Productions, Pittsburgh, PA 2013

FX Make-up technician

“Kantemir”

Island Rocks Productions, Pittsburgh, PA 2012

FX Make-up Coordinator

 

“Jack Reacher”

Paramount Pictures- Pittsburgh, PA 2012

FX Technician

 

“Batman: The Dark Knight Rises”

Warner Bros- Pittsburgh, PA 2011

FX Technician

 

“Universal Soldier 4”

BMP Productions- Baton Rouge, LA 2011

FX Prop Fabricator

 

“Won’t Back Down”

Lionsgate- Pittsburgh, PA 2011

FX Prop Fabricator

 

“Undaunted: The Forgotten Giants of the Allegheny Observatory”

Dan Handley Productions- Pittsburgh, PA 2011

Visual FX Coordinator

 

“Back Water”

Skeleton Key Films- Baltimore, MD 2011

FX Coordinator

 

“Squidman”

Storynaut Productions- Pittsburgh, PA 2010

FX Production Designer, & FX Coordinator

 

“A Resurrection”

Smithfield St. Productions- Pittsburgh, PA 2010

FX Coordinator and Special Make-up FX

 

“Motivational Growth”

Imagos Films- Chicago, IL 2010

FX Coordinator

 

“A New York Heartbeat”

NYHB LLC- Pittsburgh, PA 2010

Non-explosive Bullet Hit FX Coordinator

 

“Agent Emes”

Reel Jewish Entertainment, Pittsburgh, PA 2010

Speical Prop Fabricator

 

“Riddle”

Smithfield St. Productions- Pittsburgh, PA 2010

Special Make-up FX

 

“The Next 3 Days”

“The Chief Movie”

Mike Whittlin Productions- Pittsburgh, PA 2009

Props Master

 

“It Came from Yesterday”

Clear Conscience- Pittsburgh, PA 2008

Co-Producer, Production Designer, & FX Coordinator

 

“Love and Other Drugs”

Pottersville Pictures- Pittsburgh, PA 2009

Special Props Fabricator

 

“Warrior”

Lionsgate Entertainment- Pittsburgh, PA 2009

Special Props Fabricator

 

“Sorority Row”

Summit Entertainment- Pittsburgh, PA 2009

Special Props Fabricator

 

“In Northwood”

Mike Wittlin Productions- Pittsburgh, PA 2009

Blood FX Coordinator

 

“She’s Out of My League”

Dreamworks Pictures- Pittsburgh, PA 2008

Special Props Fabricator

 

“The Road”

Dimension Films- Pittsburgh PA 2008

FX Make-up

 

“George A. Romero’s: The Deadtime Stories - The Gorge”

72nd St. Films- Connelsville, PA 2007

Key Make-up Artist and Non-Explosive Hit, FX Make-up, and Props Coordinator

 

“Zach and Miri Make a Porno”

Blue Askew- Pittsburgh, PA 2008

Special Props Fabricator

 

“Homecoming”

Paperstreet Films- Pittsburgh, PA 2008

Special Make-up FX Coordinator

 

“George A. Romero’s: The Deadtime Stories - On Sabbath Hill”

72nd St. Films- Connelsville, PA 2007

Key Make-up Artist and Non-Explosive Hit, FX Make-up, and Props Coordinator

 

“George A. Romero’s: The Deadtime Stories - Dust”

72nd St. Films- Connelsville, PA 2007

Key Make-up Artist and Non-Explosive Hit, FX Make-up, and Props Coordinator

“Adventureland”

Miramax Films- Pittsburgh, PA 2007

Special Props Fabricator

 

“Trapped”

New Light Pictures- Pittsburgh, PA 2007

FX Coordinator

 

“Bridge to Nowhere”

Smithfield St. Productions- Pittsburgh, PA 2007

Non-Explosive Bullet Hit and FX Props Coordinator

 

“The Korean”

Tom Dixon Productions- Pittsburgh, PA 2007

Non-Explosive Bullet Hit FX Coordinator

 

"RL Stein’s: The Haunting Hours - Don't Think About It"

TCH Productions- Pittsburgh, PA 2006

Non-monster FX Coordinator

 

“I’m Excited”

Lorenfilms Inc.- Washington DC 2006

Non-explosive Bullet Hit FX Coordinator

 

“Enlightening the Child”

4312 Productions- Washington DC 2006

FX Coordinator

 

“Better Luck Yesterday”

AIP Films- Pittsburgh, PA 2006

Non Explosive Bullet Hit FX Coordinator

 

“Strange Girls”

MDUX Pictures- Pittsburgh, PA 2006

Production Designer and FX Coordinator

 

“The Perfect Witness”

Dream 7 Entertainment- Philadelphia, PA 2005

Prop FX & Make-up FX Coordinator

“Hitman’s Fools”

Michael Blackstone Productions- Pittsburgh, PA 2005

Non Explosive Bullet Hit FX Coordinator

 

“A Matter of Life and Death”

Happy Cloud Pictures- Pittsburgh, PA 2005

Prop FX & Make-up FX

 

“The Bar is a Beautiful Place”

Ambulance Films- Pittsburgh, PA 2005

Production Designer

 

"Swarm of the Snakehead"

Iproductions- Baltimore, MD.2004

Mechanical FX & Make-up FX Coordinator, Storyboard Artist, Puppeteer

 

"The Adventures of Young Van Heilsing"

Scorpio Pictures, Baltimore, MD.2004

FX Props Fabricator

 

"Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing"

Mrs. Stevens Productions- Columbus, OH.2003

Make-up FX Coordinator

 

"Stealing Scoops"

Bonar Productions- Pittsburgh, PA..2003

Non Explosive Bullet Hit FX & Make-up FX Coordinator

 

"Playhouse"

Yeti Brothers Productions- Pittsburgh, PA 2002

Prop FX & Make-up FX Coordinator

 

"Max Magician & the Legend of the Rings"

Scorpio Pictures- Baltimore, MD.2002

On Set Make-up FX Coordinator

 

"The Traveler"

Black Boot Productions- Cannonsburg, PA.2001

Co-Producer, Mechanical FX, and Make-up FX Coordinator

 

“Project: Valkyrie"

Hero HQ- Pittsburgh, PA.2001

Best Genre Film: HUFF 2002

Mechanical FX & Make-up FX Coordinator

 

"The Creation Adventure Team"

Henderson Design and Productions- Pittsburgh, PA.2001

Asst. Dialog Midi Programmer & Asst. Animatronic Fabricator

 

"The Murder"

Greg Rempel Productions- Pittsburgh, PA.2001

Prop FX & Asst. Make-up FX

 

"Destro: The Movie"

Justin's Productions- Pittsburgh, PA..2001

Asst. Prop FX & Asst. Make-up FX

 

"The Ketchup King"

Stimmel-Roddick Productions- Pittsburgh, PA..2000

Asst. Puppet FX & Asst. Prop FX

 

"The Bread My Sweet"

Who Knew Productions- Pittsburgh, PA..2000

Art Department Intern and Production Asst.

 

"The Matador"

In the Kann Productions, Pittsburgh, PA..2000

Make-up & Make-up FX

 

TELEVISION

“The Outsiders Season 1 Episodes 1-13”

WGN- Pittsburgh, PA 2015

Makeup Effects Coordinator

“King of Pittsburgh”

A&E- Pittsburgh, PA 2014

Pyrotechnic Effects Coordinator

“Those Who Kill, Season 1”

AMC, Pittsburgh, PA 2013

Special Props Fabricator

“Face Off, Season 5”

SyFy, LA, CA 2013

Contestant

“Supah Ninjas, Season 2”

Nickelodeon, Pittsburgh, PA 2012

Special Props Fabricator

“BBC: Following the Masters”

BBC- Pittsburgh, PA 2005

Production Assistant

THEATRE​

“Squonk Bikes”

Squonk Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA 2016

FX Props Design and Fabrication

“The Full Monty”

Carnegie Mellon University- Pittsburgh, PA 2016

FX Makeup Coordinator

“Pure Shock Value”

None Too Fragile Theatre, Columbus, OH 2016

FX Props Coordinator

“The Piano Lesson”

August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh, PA 2015

Special FX and Video Projection FX Coordinator

“Lord of the Flies”

Carnegie Mellon University- Pittsburgh, PA 2015

FX Makeup Coordinator

“Sherlocks Last Case”

Kinetic Theatre- Pittsburgh, PA 2015

FX Coordinator

“Cannibal the Musical”

Starvox Entertainment- Canadian Premier 2014

Blood FX Coordinator

“Evil Dead the Musical”

Starvox Entertainment- North American Tour 2014

Blood FX Coordinator

“Evil Dead the Musical”

No Name Players- Pittsburgh, PA 2014

FX Make-up and Blood FX Coordinator

“Lonesome West”

None Too Fragile Theatre, Columbus, OH 2014

FX Coordinator

“Zorro”

Alliance Theatre- Atlanta, GA 2013

Pyrotechnic FX Coordinator

“The Whipping Man”

Alliance Theatre- Atlanta, GA 2013

Make-up FX Designer

“Sustenance”

12 Peers Theatre- Pittsburgh, PA 2013

FX Designer

“Time Stands Still”

City Theatre- Pittsburgh, PA 2013

FX Makeup Coordinator

“Ghost Light”

Renegade Theatre- Duluth, MN  2012

FX Designer

“Sweeney Todd”

Opera Theatre of St. Louis- St. Louis, MO 2012

FX Designer

 

“Ghost Brothers of Darkland County”

Alliance Theatre- Atlanta, GA 2012

FX Designer

 

“God of Carnage”

Fusion Theatre- Albuquerque, NM 2011

FX Coordinator

 

“God of Carnage”

Pittsburgh Public Theatre- Pittsburgh, PA 2011

FX Coordinator

 

“Hunter Gatherers”

Bricolage- Pittsburgh, PA 2011

FX Coordinator

 

“The Lt. of Inishmore, Montana”

Venture Theatre- Duluth, MN  2011

Non-Explosive Bullet Hit and FX Make-up & Props Coordinator

 

“The Lt. of Inishmore, Duluth”

Renegade Theatre- Duluth, MN  2011

Non-Explosive Bullet Hit and FX Make-up & Props Coordinator

 

“Lonesome West”

Pittsburgh Playhouse- Pittsburgh, PA  2011

Non-Explosive Bullet Hit and FX Make-up & Props Coordinator

 

“The Lt. of Inishmore, Dallas”

Watertower Theatre- Dallas, TX  2010

Non-Explosive Bullet Hit and FX Make-up & Props Coordinator

 

“The Lt. of Inishmore, Providence”

The Wilbury Group- Providence, RI  2010

Non-Explosive Bullet Hit and FX Make-up & Props Coordinator

 

“The Lt. of Inishmore, Tampa”

Jobsite Theatre- Tampa, FL  2010

Non-Explosive Bullet Hit and FX Make-up & Props Coordinator

 

“The Revenants”

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre- Pittsburgh, PA 2009

Non-Explosive Bullet Hit and FX Make-up & Props Coordinator

 

“Rock N Roll”

Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre- Pittsburgh, PA 2009

FX Costume Coordinator

 

“Speak American”

City Theatre Co.- Pittsburgh, PA 2009

FX Make-up Designer

 

“Mojo”

Pittsburgh Playhouse Rep- Pittsburgh, PA 2009

Blood FX Designer/Coordinator

 

“I Nipoti”

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre- Pittsburgh, PA 2009

FX Prop/Costume Coordinator

 

“The Lt. of Inishmore, New Jersey”

Rutgers University- Newark, NJ  2009

Non-Explosive Bullet Hit and FX Make-up & Props Coordinator

 

“The Lt. of Inishmore, Chicago”

Northlight Theatre- Chicago, IL  2009

Non-Explosive Bullet Hit and FX Make-up & Props Coordinator

 

“The Lt. of Inishmore, Berkeley”

Berkeley Repertory Theatre- Berkeley, CA  2009

Non-Explosive Bullet Hit and FX Make-up & Props Coordinator

 

“The Lt. of Inishmore, Boston”

The New Rep- Watertown, MA 2008

Non-Explosive Bullet Hit and FX Make-up & Props Coordinator

 

“The Lt. of Inishmore, St. Louis”

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis- St. Louis, MI  2008

Non-Explosive Bullet Hit and FX Make-up & Props Coordinator

 

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Moats Entertainment- Pittsburgh, PA, 2008

FX Props Coordinator

 

“The Lt. of Inishmore, Lima, Peru”

Teatro La Plaza ISIL- Lima, Peru  2008

Non-Explosive Bullet Hit and FX Make-up & Props Coordinator

 

“The Lt. of Inishmore, Denver”

Curious Theatre- Denver, CO 2008

Non-Explosive Bullet Hit Coordinator

 

“Arrivederci Al, Dinner with the Godfather”

Moats Entertainment- Pittsburgh, PA, 2008

FX Props Coordinator

 

“The Lt. of Inishmore, ABQ”

Fusion Theatre- Albuquerque, NM 2007

Non-Explosive Bullet Hit and FX Make-up & Props Coordinator

 

“Key to the Field”

Bricolage- Pittsburgh, PA 2007

FX Props Coordinator

 

“The Love Talker”

Thank You Felix- Pittsburgh, PA 2007

FX Props Coordinator

 

“The Lt. of Inishmore, PGH”

Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre- Pittsburgh, PA 2007

Non-Explosive Bullet Hit and FX Make-up & Props Coordinator

 

"The Frogs"

Point Park University- Pittsburgh, PA 2007

Greek Mask Design and Fabrication

 

“Disney’s Beauty & the Beast”

Pittsburgh CLO- Pittsburgh, PA 2006

Prosthetic Facial Appliance Sculpture and Casts

 

“The Pillowman”

Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre- Pittsburgh, PA 2006

FX Props and FX Make-up

 

“See Under: Love”

Open Stage Theatre- Pittsburgh, PA 2006

Puppet Designer and Fabricator

 

“Disney’s Tarzan”

Disney- New York, NY 2006

Assistant Puppet and Mechanical Costume Fabricator for

Randy Carfagno Productions

 

“Black Comedy”

Open Stage Theatre- Pittsburgh, PA 2005

Special Props Sculpture

 

“Rockettes: The Radio City Christmas Spectacular”

The Benedum- Pittsburgh, PA 2005

Production Assistant and Purchaser

 

“My Sweetheart’s; The Man in the Moon”

Open Stage Theatre- Pittsburgh, PA 2005

Special Props

 

"Macbeth"

Mad Lab Productions- Columbus, OH.2002

Mechanical FX Coordinator

 

"Comedy of Errors"

Unseamed Shakespeare Co.- Pittsburgh, PA.2002

Asst. Make-up FX

COMMERICIALS, MUSIC VIDEOS, AND WEB

Kelley Pilot

Hollywood hocus pocus

Prank show

“Pittsburgh Dad: Halloween 2015”

Mercury Men Pictures- Pittsburgh, PA 2015

FX Makeup Coordinator

“Brandenburg Gates Music Video”

Anti Flag- Pittsburgh, PA 2015

FX Coordinator

“The Hillywood Show: Supernatural Parody”

The Hillywood Show, Los Vegas, NV 2015

Blood FX Coordinator

“Corbett for Governor, Monster Squad”

Brabender Cox, Pittsburgh, PA 2014

FX Make-up Coordinator

“The Hillywood Show: Walking Dead Parody”

The Hillywood Show, Atlanta, GA 2014

Blood FX Coordinator

“Highmark”

Animal- Pittsburgh, PA 2014

FX Make-up Coordinator

“Swisspers”

Animal- Pittsburgh, PA 2014

FX Make-up Coordinator

“Giant Eagle’s Get Go”

Special Props Fabricator

Animal

 

“Medium Popcorn”

Imagos Films, Chicago, IL 2011-2012

Puppet Designer and Fabricator

 

“Brentwood Bank”

PMI Productions- Pittsburgh, PA 2007

Architechtural Model Builder

 

“#1 Cochran”

Post Modern Inc.- Pittsburgh, PA 2007

FX Props Coordinator

 

“The Kill Pit”

Spike TV- Pittsburgh, PA 2007

FX Props Fabricator

 

“I Remember Chloe”

Viacom- Pittsburgh, PA 2006

Production Designer & Key Make-up Artist

 

“Donnie Iris Zoom”

Armstrong Cable- Butler, PA, 2006

Make-up Artist

 

“inCode Wireless”

Giant Ideas- Pittsburgh, PA 2005

Special Props Coordinator

 

“Wheeling Island Downs”

Animal Pictures- Pittsburgh, PA 2004

Special Props Coordinator

 

“Hornet’s Nest”

Giant Ideas- Pittsburgh, PA 2004

Special Props Coordinator

 

REFERENCES​

Jeff Waltrowski

Producer/ Director: “Project Valkyrie”, Pittsburgh, PA

412.758.7905

herojeff@hotmail.com

 

Steve Parys

1st AD: “The Bridge to Nowhere”, Pittsburgh, PA

412.606.0329

sparys@comcast.net

 

Rona Mark

Producer/ Director: “Strange Girls”, NY, NY

917.974.0447

mduxpictures@yahoo.com

 

BJ Jones

Artistic Director: Northlight Theatre, Chicago IL

847.778.6543

bjjones@northlight.org

 

Les Waters

Ast. Artistic Director, Berkeley Rep, Berkeley, CA

510.846.2490

 

 

 

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