The Magic Of Craft

Toby TomkinsFounder & Senior Colourist

Toby Tomkins is CHEAT’s founder and a senior colourist. 

He has an impassioned interest in colour and film emulation, consistently focused towards enhancing emotion and story. Everything in service of the work, always. This fascination has led Toby to develop tools and techniques which contribute directly to the success of his clients’ creative projects. He regularly collaborates with globally respected, multi-format directors and DoPs who are the best in their field.

Over a decade of experience has earned him high-profile commercial clients; from BMW and Aston Martin to Lloyds and Amstel, as well as a significant role in award-winning TV shows such as the hugely successful BAFTA winning, Emmy nominated Netflix/Channel 4 series ‘The End of the F***ing World’, Channel 4's BAFTA winning 'We Are Lady Parts', Netflix's multi-EMMY-winning 'Heartstopper', and AMC/BBC’s critically acclaimed 'This Is Going To Hurt'. Last year he completed ‘Great Expectations’ for FX/BBC and Netflix’s ‘Obsession’. He has just finished ‘Eric’ for Netflix and is working on a forthcoming franchise film.

Toby also has a portfolio of feature films, including ‘As I Am', BIFA-winning ‘The Machine’, and ‘Stutterer’ which won the Oscar for best short. 

He is currently on the British Arrows 2024 awards craft jury.

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