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Toby Dye has created iconic, genre defying work for some of the world’s biggest brands, bands and platforms, earning over forty major international awards for an acclaimed output.

Toby started his career in documentary, creating critically lauded films for renowned British broadcasters Channel 4 and the BBC, going on to win the UK’s Grierson Award for his starkly original crime film ‘Bodysnatchers of New York’.

 

A constant innovator, some of Toby’s most exciting work is when he pushes documentary into unexpected territory, from his D&AD winning music video ‘Paradise Circus’ for Massive Attack to trailblazing campaigns for some of the world’s biggest brands. His boldly progressive social experiment for Heineken, ‘Worlds Apart’, explored the tensions of our divisive socio-political landscape. With over 50 million views, it sparked a global conversation with heated commentary everywhere from the Washington Post to Good Morning America, Time and The Guardian.

 

Just as unconventional is his approach to drama. For sci-fi short ‘Phobos’, conceived with Ridley Scott, Toby put his A-list cast of Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterstone, Danny McBride and Billy Krudup, through genuine, emotionally gruelling ‘fear tests’, with the improvised results forming the film’s darkly compelling narrative.

 

Toby ventured into the gallery space with his 360-degree film installation, The Corridor - pictured above. A dazzling ambitious blend of invisibly looping visuals and narrative. The centrepiece for hit art exhibition “Daydreaming with…Stanley Kubrick”, at London’s Somerset House, and subsequently exhibited around the World.

 

Described by The Daily Telegraph as “At once mind boggling, funny and mildly disturbing it is a fitting summation for the best of Dye’s work.

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SELECTED PRESS

“This is the music video Kubrick never got to make. A masterful piece of work that not only pays homage to Kubrick but also brings an extra dimension to a filmography that you thought could not be improved upon. Dye needs to start making more art.” Highsnobiety Magazine on ‘The Corridor’ at ‘Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick’

“Epic…ground-breaking”

Shots Magazine on ‘The Corridor’

 

Press for ‘Worlds Apart’ for Heineken:

“Exactly How You Make a Socially Relevant Advert” Elle Magazine

“Worlds Apart is taking over the internet”

CBS Evening News

“I literally got chills…marvellous message.”

Good Morning America

“A great ad.” The Guardian

“Universally lauded” Adweek

see more 'World's Apart' press here

 

Few have created something so heart-stoppingly beautiful as Toby Dye in this stonkingly good new video for UNKLE’s Another Night Out. It’s a gorgeous, elegant five minutes of visual and aural pleasure so hold the phone, minimise the emails and surrender to its brilliance.” It’s Nice That

 

“A dark, disturbing and unnerving piece of filmmaking.” Creative Review Annual awards ‘Paradise Circus’, Massive Attack, ‘Best in Book

 

“The most arresting video I’ve seen in some time.” Filmmaker Magazine, on ‘Paradise Circus’ Massive Attack

 

Very disturbing. Very, very disturbing.” a very disturbed  John Snow, Channel 4 News, on ‘Lonely Soul’ exhibited at Beyond the Road, Saatchi Gallery

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